Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the province is prepared to deal with a drought that could last for months.
The Premier told reporters on Friday that the province has a plan in place to handle the situation.
“We are prepared to make the best of the situation, because we have the resources,” she said.
Wynne also told reporters that there is no “sad” future for the province, but the province will not allow its citizens to be stranded in their homes.
Wynne said there will be no “disaster” for the people of the province.
“Our people are strong, they are resilient and they are capable of facing adversity, but we do not intend to create the climate that we’ve created this year,” Wynne said.
“The Ontario economy is strong.
Our economic outlook is good.”
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Wynne says a number of factors have been identified to help ease the impact of the drought.
“What we know is that there are certain types of conditions that we are prepared for that will not be met for a long period of time,” she added.
The province will continue to invest in the province’s economy, Wynne said, and it will continue the support of its natural resources sector.
She also praised the work of the National Farmers Union. “
It is not the end of the world if we have a drought for the next 10 years, but that is not something we are expecting.”
She also praised the work of the National Farmers Union.
“They are working very hard on all fronts,” Wynne told reporters.
“This is a significant and significant amount of work that is being done.”
Wynne said the province expects to receive more than $1 billion in federal funding to help cover the costs of the provincial government’s efforts to deal.
She also said the Ontario government is “well-prepared” to take on the impacts of climate change.
“When you have a significant drought and you have such a large amount of people in need, you have to have a strong and resilient economy,” Wynne added.
“But we are also looking at our other parts of the country, our regions, and how do we make sure that we take on climate change.”