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The hot weather took southern Ontario by surprise this week, teasing us all with the promise of the lazy, hazy days of summer soon to come. But there could be storm clouds on the horizon. One of the government's own agencies says we could be in for electricity blackouts and brownouts during heatwaves this summer. That news just as the Conservative government counts down to the deregulation of the electricity market on May 1st. And speaking of summer by the lake, Ontarians are also reminded of the clean water challenge left from the Walkerton water disaster. In a moment we'll talk to the man charged with solving both these challenges, Ontario's new Minister of Energy and the Environment. Premier Ernie Eves was asked this week why he chose Chris Stockwell to deal with both these issues.
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