MNO President Gary Lipinski
(right) met with the Honourable
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy
(left) on October 27, 2014.
On October 27, 2014, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Gary Lipinski met with the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy. Discussions focused on the Ministry’s Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program, which is a $250 million initiative to support Aboriginal participation in new renewable green energy infrastructure like wind, solar and hydroelectric. The program includes both energy generation and electricity transmission projects.
The inherent challenges of supporting smaller projects was a major element of their discussions with President Lipinski pressing the Minister for action to be taken through the Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program in that regard sooner rather than later.