Chiarelli out as Energy Minister; Murray retains environment post

Long-serving Liberal MPP Bob Chiarelli has been freed from the energy hot seat in the Wynne government. His post will now be taken over by Sudbury MPP and former NDP Glenn Thibault.

Glenn Murray remains in Environment and Climate Change.

Mr Thibault has a diploma in developmental services, and was executive director for the United Way, but has no experience in energy or the power system.

No experience in energy
Thibault: No experience in energy

Previous to this Cabinet appointment, he was Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

 

For more details on the Cabinet shuffle, read the story from the Globe and Mail here.

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cynicus stevenski
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He is the one who Wynne was investigated for shifty business to get him elected. His qualifications ought to be useful in this portfolio!!

Sommer
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Why would someone who has no experience or expertise in energy or the power system be appointed to this position?
This is critical timing. I pity Mr. Thibault. He has a real mess on his hands.

Patti Kellar
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I believe Mr. Thibault, when offered the position on Nov. 30, 2014 : “Premier Kathleen Wynne meets with NDP MP Glenn Thibeault, who agrees to run for the provincial Liberals. Wynne has said she decided at that meeting to appoint him.
Dec. 11: Local Liberal and chair of the Sudbury police services board Gerry Lougheed visits Andrew Olivier, the failed Liberal candidate in the June provincial election who was seeking to run again. Lougheed asks Olivier to consider stepping aside and nominating Thibeault and tells Olivier “in the course of that deliberation” to consider “appointments, jobs, whatever.”
He knew then what he was in for, agreed to it and now is ready to take us all on and continue the lying and obfuscation over the Greed Energy Act.
Bought and paid for, courtesy of the OLP.

notinduttondunwich
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Oh good…. someone with experience at the United Way is running the energy portfoolio…. do you think Mr. Thibault has the balls to look Kathleen Wynnd in the eyes and say ” none of these numbers are adding up there Katty!!!!! We should maybe stop this green energy nonsense before we become the laughing stock of the universe???”

Andre Lauzon
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Thibault’s math skills may be as good as Chiarelli and his nose is a bit browner……..so you know what to expect!!!!!

notinduttondunwich
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Wow…. just did some research on Glenny boy there….. it absolutely floors me to know that someone that has no expertise in this field… no background in this field…. no previous work experience in this field… and…. no interest in this field. … is now in charge of this field…… it’s like letting your 10 year old kid drive the family RV through the Gand Canyon! !!! Don’t worry MA the kids gotta learn somehow right!!!??? Again such poor leadershi# from premier Wynnd!!!! What now we can listen to Gigawatt Glen. .. “ummm Mr Speaker…… uhhhh…. I would to take….. uhhhh… some time to ummmmm…. some time to uhhhh…. review the portfolio…… ummm…. and the…….. ”
Here we go again…. beware SWO residents…. more IWT coming to horizon near you!!!

Wind Concerns Ontario
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He has experience: he has been assistant to Environment and Climate Change Minister Murray. He is steeped in the ideology that Wind is Green, Wind is Good.

notinduttondunwich
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Great….. ????

Penny Trottier
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Not much difference than the asshole who was already in. Glad to see Chiarelli out. He did not know any better either only a dip stick lawyer causing chaos for the people of Ontario.

notinduttondunwich
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Hey look on the bright side!!!!! Everyone in Ontario will need the United Way after this fiasco!!! I thinks OLP is just sliding him in there to prepare for the mass wave of poverty!!!!

notinduttondunwich
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Wow our own Dutton Dunwich councillor Daniel Mckillop being questioned on possible wind turbine conflict of interest….
http://Www.sttomastimesjournal.com

Wind Concerns Ontario
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Missing an h in that URL. Thanks for that, up on our Facebook page and Twitter now.

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