Métis Nation of Ontario Supports Move to Green Energy

    OTTAWA, Feb. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis
Nation of Ontario says he is optimistic about the potential benefits for Métis
citizens and Métis communities in Ontario should the Green Energy Act
legislation introduced Monday by Energy Minister George Smitherman be passed.
    The proposed Green Energy Act promises to facilitate the province's move
to streamline regulatory processes so that renewable energy projects can be
approved quickly and foster a culture of energy conservation among Ontario
    "The Métis Nation of Ontario looks forward to realizing and accessing the
benefits that lie in pursuing a green energy agenda in Ontario," President
Lipinski said.
    "The reality that many of the proposed green energy projects in the
province are located where many Métis live has the potential to create jobs
for our citizens and economic opportunity for our communities," he added.
    President Lipinski says the Métis Nation is also committed to working
with the provincial government to ensure that the projects that flow from the
Green Energy Act will respect Métis traditional values of environmental
stewardship sustainability.

For further information:

For further information: or interviews: Joanne Meyer, Director of
Intergovernmental Relations, Métis Nation of Ontario, (416) 977-9881 ext 101,
(416) 528-6152

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