Ontario Changes Environment Ministers


We won't have Laurel Broten to kick around any more as Ontario Minister of the Environment; She of the Garage Mahal and driveway full of SUV's has been dumped in favour of John Gerretsen, an OWM who in his last gig as Minister of Urban Affairs brought us the greenbelt, reform of the Planning Act to help control sprawl, started to rein in the undemocratic and awful Ontario Municipal Board, and generally followed his orders from the Premier without making a fool of himself.

David Reevely of the Ottawa Citizen notes on his blog that "A creative, exciting, innovative guy, John Gerretsen ain’t, with no particular background in either economics or environmental policy." Which is a shame, that is exactly what we need.

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