Wynne defends Hydro One-Avista deal, hopes coal-free 'value system' will spread

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By Ted Raymond, CFRA News, July 21, 2017

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she’s hopeful Hydro One’s purchase of the U.S.-based Avista Corp. will have a positive influence on energy infrastructure in the United States.

While speaking outside the Blackberry QNX facility in Kanata Friday, Wynne was asked about the $6.7 billion acquisition. Progressive Conservative Party leader Patrick Brown has called the merger “hypocritical” because Avista owns coal operations in Colstrip, Montana and Wynne’s energy plan is coal-free.