There is absolutely nothing new under the “new” Provincial Government, just more puffery about allowing Municipalities a greater say in renewable energy projects… There is no, “NO!”. That is simply not acceptable. Democracy at the local level must be restored.
Given the revelations in the Auditor General 2011 Report about the complete lack of due diligence on the Green Energy Act (GEA), the illusory nature of the Government’s job creation statistics, the billions of dollars wasted, the GEA must be rescinded.
The Province’s lack of due diligence cost all Canadians yet more millions in fighting a WTO (World Trade Organization) ruling against the trade barriers implicit in the Feed-In-Tariff stipulations. Though this Government has finally faced reality and will get around to changing the provisions which mandate Ontario content, this dog has fleas, we could yet be paying reparations to foreign corporations.
The bad or nonexistent accounting on energy costs concealed the sticker shock ratepayers are only just beginning to feel also we have the preferential property tax sink hole created when former Minister of Finance, Dwight Duncan instructed the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to assess industrial wind turbines at $40,000 per MegaWatt (MW) though the capital costs per MW were more like $1 million. Instead of economic benefits for all this Government has been robbing the poor to give to the rich.