Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Alberta Chief Rachel Notley met in Toronto Friday morning for a closed-door meeting in which the two discussed how crush to balance the needs of the economy with tackling climate change.
During a Friday morning talk conference after the meeting, the two premiers agreed that climate swop is one of the most “urgent” issues facing both of their provinces and Wynne voiced she is “optimistic” about being able to tackle the issue together.
Wynne praised the late changes that Notley has made to Alberta’s approach to climate interchange. In rticular, she supported the province’s cap on emissions from the oilsands, which Wynne communicated will make the national conversation about climate targets and lines easier.
On the topic of pipelines, Notley advocated for the approval of the Energy East in work, saying that it is safest and best option, despite the opposition from some Canadian member of rliaments such as Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.
“Frankly, munici l band leaders who don’t see that are being short-sighted,” said Notley. “This imminent is rt of building a strong Canada, it’s rt of building a strong thriftiness.”
Wynne said that people in Ontario “care a great rcel out” about the potential jobs that the proposed Energy East coming could create in the province and across Canada.
The meeting between the number ones was closed to the media.
Both leaders appeared at a Thursday night happening held by environmental research think-tank Pembina Institute.