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I like the idea of bailing out of the contractual mess the liberals created.

I believe the government should ensure the investors have their initial capitol returned with simple interest added, but that's it.

Anyone who bought into the green scheme did so knowing the projects were only viable because of the promise of a ridiculous ROI offered by children that knew nothing about real world economics & finances.

And we should be ashamed to have to tell the world our form of democracy has allowed truly uninformed people to make decisions they had no business making.

Now, what has to be done to get the dancing fool off stage before he can cause further harm?

 

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if you didn't protest, you bought into it.

 

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I protested in writing on several occasions to several government officials, all to no avail.

 

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Whats particularly distressing is that all of this pain could have easily been avoided. A 2005 report commissioned by the government showed that if the province simply continued with ongoing retrofit projects of its existing energy-generation fleet, all of the claimed benefits of the GEA could have been secured at one-tenth the cost. Sadly, that report was kept confidential and subsequently ignored.

But what about all the green jobs that the Ontario government promised? The government originally promised the GEA would create 50,000 jobs. Alas, those benefits also proved illusory: the government now admits the 50,000 jobs claim was not based on any formal analysis; that most of these green jobs would be temporary, and the estimate didnt account for the jobs that would be killed by escalating electricity costs under the GEA.

It wouldn’t have mattered if letters were written....the governments decision was final.... thanks to smitherman, mcguinty and butts, 

https://www.fraserinstitute.org/article/ontarios-green-energy-act-bad-bargain-ontarians

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Archived News Release

Green Energy Act Will Attract Investment, Create Jobs

Green Energy Rules Make Ontario A North American Leader

September 24, 2009 10:00 A.M.

Office of the Premier

New regulations introduced today will create thousands of jobs in the new green economy under Ontario's Green Energy Act. 

Ontario's new regulations provide a stable investment environment where companies know what the rules are -- giving them the confidence to invest in Ontario, hire workers, and produce and sell renewable energy. 

The major components of Ontario's Green Energy Act include:

  • A Feed-In-Tariff program, which allows individuals and companies to sell renewable energy -- like solar, wind, water, biomass, biogas and landfill gas -- into the grid at set rates. 
  • Domestic content requirements, which would ensure at least 25 per cent of wind projects and 50 per cent of solar projects be produced in Ontario -- requirements for solar will increase by January 1, 2011 and wind will increase by January 1, 2012. 
  • A streamlined approvals process and a service guarantee to bring developers greater certainty. 
  • Regulations for setting wind turbines certain distances from houses, roadways and property lines.
  • A new Ontario Renewable Energy Facilitation Office -- a one-stop shop to help renewable energy projects get off the ground faster. 

More than 50,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created under the Act. Investments in new renewable energy projects already in place or under construction in Ontario since 2003 exceed $4 billion.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is Canada's leading province in wind power, producing enough electricity to power more than 300,000 homes -- or a city the size of Markham.
  • The Green Energy Act will aid Ontario's commitment to eliminate coal-fired power by 2014 -- the single largest climate change initiative in Canada.
  • Ontario has gone from 10 turbines in 2003, to more than 670 spinning today and will have 975 by 2012.

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“Ontario has taken the lead in Canada and set the ground rules for doing green business. Now investors, renewable energy companies and skilled workers can really move our green economy forward.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

“Ontario wants green energy business. These regulations will help ensure industry and municipalities that jobs will be created, investment is committed and that the renewable energy industry grows across the province.”

George Smitherman

Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure

“These changes not only give us an economic advantage, they will protect our environment, combat climate change and create a healthier future for Ontarians.”

 

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Ford vows to replace sex-ed, math curricula, tie university funds to free speech

Doug Ford says he will scrap and replace Ontario's sex-ed curriculum and Discovery Math program, and tie post-secondary funding to free speech if he's elected premier in the spring election.

 

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/ford-vows-to-replace-sex-ed-math-curricula-tie-university-funds-to-free-speech/

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Liberals are under scrutiny for using the same actor in different political campaign ads. Paul Bliss reports.
 
 

Paul Bliss, CTV News Toronto 
Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:42PM EDT 
Last Updated Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:54PM EDT
 

It appears the same actor has appeared in two pro-Liberal ads, prompting one marketing expert to question the party’s campaign tactics.

In the most recent ad by the Ontario Liberal Party highlighting the different “voices” in our province, the actor plays a laid off worker, now struggling to make ends meet with part-time hours.

 
Actors

The same man was in a commercial three years ago, put on by the Working Families Coalition, a group of unions that teamed up to support the Ontario Liberals that union spent millions on the anti-Tim Hudak ads.

In the hard-hitting attack ad against the Progressive Conservatives, the actor played a tough, Bay Street businessman in a suit, issuing marching orders to then PC leader Tim Hudak.

Marketing and communications expert Tony Chapman told CTV News Toronto the actor is versatile, that’s why he’s used.

“What’s ironic here is the different roles he plays. In the first one, this is the kind of J.K. Simmons from “OZ” you know the bald guy staring you down in the boardroom,” said Chapman.

“Fast forward four years later and all of a sudden he’s Kevin Spacey, the out of work boomer from American Beauty.”

Chapman added, however, that is doesn’t look good on the Liberals to recycle the same face.

“Sure it takes away credibility from the ad, because the general public now knows he isn’t Joe Public,” he said.

Chapman recommends the Liberals get a fresh face and a fresh start.

But, the Liberals point out, actors are protected by their union with rules stipulating they don’t have to disclose roles they’ve played more than nine months in the past. But the conservatives wonder, why use actors?

“It’s deceitful. I mean, does Kathleen Wynne seriously have to resort to hiring actors for all of her ads to suggest that there are laid-off workers?” said MPP Lisa MacLeod.

Deputy Premier and Liberal campaign co-chair Deb Matthews said the issue is raising minimum wage, not recurring actor roles.

‘I’m glad to see the PC Party is watching our ad. I wish they actually would pay as much attention to the content of the ad and the stories those people are telling as they do to what actors are playing what role,” said Matthews.

The Deputy Premier also said the party will not be changing or pulling the ads. In fact, she said she hopes this story urges more people to tune in.

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This opinion piece describes exactly what is going to happen if Ford is elected.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/05/08/doug-fords-billion-dollar-claim-is-not-only-untrue-its-complete-nonsense.html

 

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16 minutes ago, deicer said:

in the authors OPINION.

 

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Look RED , Blue or Orange, even Green, it matter not what colour runs the show, they WILL make a bigger mess of things.  NO ONE will do what needs to be done to fix this province.

 

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22 minutes ago, boestar said:

in the authors OPINION.

 

You are correct about that, however, if you follow the links they do show how 'Ford Math' worked for the City of Toronto.

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I never said he was right or wrong but its just an opinion.  We won't know how bad he will screw us until he screws us

 

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I think it’s time that the people of Ontario realize we are living beyond our means as far as the provincial budget is concerned. Wynne boast of “free tuition”is a classic example...it’s not free and somebody has to pay.....the debt $300+ billion and counting, no plan on balancing the budget. Now the bond rating agencies are getting nervous...again somebody has to pay!  And it will be the students with the free education that have to pay an enormous bill.

At least Ford realizes there is a problem.

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Realizing there is a problem and having the wear with all to do what needs to be done are two completely different things.

He doesn't have the balls and if he does he will be the most unpopular premier since wynne

 

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The situation in Ontario really can't get much worse before the ship sinks and falls directly to the bottom, can it?

I see a repeat of the US experience underway and with any luck Ford too will lead without letting political correctness get in the way.

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I’m actually in Ontario now renovating a house that will go up for sale. I’ve talked to a few folks here who might (yes might) vote conservative if not for Ford and their belief that he is “Trump like.” The upshot is that they will vote Liberal… again.

It may be time to let a province fail. Total financial and industrial collapse, make everyone else in the country bail them out so the lesson is well and truly learned by all. It seems we have reached a point that only the lessons of wanton folly and buffoonery will be remembered. There needs to be an epic moment in time that everyone, no matter how rabidly liberal they may be, can all agree they don’t ever want to return to ever, ever, ever again. One province, and one only, should serve as a good lesson with limited down stream consequences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Doug Ford will win the Ontario election, and he will be a breath of fresh air to all of Canada

For 15 years, Ontario has been run by tax-and-spend champions the Liberals, and now it’s time for common sense, change and discipline again

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Ontario voters will elect Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford as their next premier on June 7.

The reason? It’s enough already.

Taxes are excessive, debt is too high and fees for everything have increased beyond inflation. For 15 years, Ontario has been run by tax-and-spend champions the Liberals and now it’s time for common sense, change and discipline once again.

Ford streaks ahead in polling despite dirty tricks that include descriptions of him as a Canadian version of Donald Trump. This is both insulting and false: Canadian conservatives like Ford are to the left of the Democrats south of the border.

 

The Liberals have put us in terrible debt and hydro and taxes are through the roof,” he said in an interview. “This province cannot compete and we are going to make Ontario open to business.”

 

 

The 15 years has been disastrous because, in part, the Tories have not gotten their act together. But this time, Ford is likeable and credible and, even if he wasn’t, polls have shown for quite a while that the Liberals will lose.

Debts are up 300 per cent in 15 years, Ontario has the highest sub-national debt in the world, and credit ratings have tumbled as a result, most recently from “stable” to “negative.” Interest payments are $1 billion a month and on this trajectory the province is a Greece waiting to happen.

This province cannot compete and we are going to make Ontario open to business.

“We are going to audit everything,” said Ford. “We will bring in independent auditors to analyze the budget line by line. We are going to find four per cent and cut it. The Auditor General has highlighted the areas of concern.”

Ford promises tax cuts to low income individuals, relief for corporations and will roll back Bill 148, which gives Cadillac benefits to part-time workers that’s forced businesses to cut 90,000 jobs directly.

And scandals remain top of mind in Ontario, such as the payment of $1.3 billion to cancel two gas plants to win seats in a couple of ridings (that sent Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty’s top aide to jail recently); an $8-billion e-health fiasco; budget overruns of $8 billion squandered on a smart meter scheme and a Presto transit payment system; and another $1.1 billion spent beyond the budget allocation for the Pan Am Games.

“Fifteen years ago there were six Deputy Assistant Ministers of Health in Ontario and now there are 21,” he said. “Then there are well-paid consultants and the Green Energy Act, a scandal, that’s made us uncompetitive. Who’s getting rich? The Liberal insiders.”

Ford is an enthusiastic campaigner who presses the flesh constantly.

“I spoke with the largest greenhouse operator in Canada, exporting billions of vegetables to the U.S. every year, and plans his next expansion in Ohio for the first time due to lower energy and other costs and streamlined approvals,” he said.

Another example he cited was a businessman in London who spent $1 million and seven years to get permits to build a recycling plant and “cannot afford to build another one in Ontario.”

Asked about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ford said, “I’ll gladly work with him, of course, because I have to. We may disagree but that’s how it works.”

If he wins, Ontario will contest the carbon tax – along with Alberta and Saskatchewan – imposed by Ottawa.

“This is the worst tax a government could place on companies and people. Ontario businesses must pay $469 million to buy carbon credits that don’t even exist from California and Quebec. It makes no sense.”

Ford will be a breath of fresh air to Ontarians and Canadians — a no-nonsense and fiscally responsible leader who will dial the province back to centre.

 

http://business.financialpost.com/diane-francis/doug-ford-will-win-the-ontario-election-and-he-will-be-a-breath-of-fresh-air-to-all-of-canada

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7 minutes ago, deicer said:

If you keep clicking on that link, the updates show PC support dropping.....

Scary to think that Ontarians consider the NDP as a viable alternative. This shows just how bad the Liberals under the guidance of Wynne have screwed up.

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10 hours ago, Jaydee said:

Scary to think that Ontarians consider the NDP as a viable alternative. This shows just how bad the Liberals under the guidance of Wynne have screwed up.

Or they are just waking up to the reality of Ford...

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