Electricity and the Liberals Hansard History, Chapter 5

This is the fifth chapter in a series by Parker Gallant:  Chapter 1;  Chapter 2:  Chapter 3; Chapter 4, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 This is the next chapter in this look back at the promises made by the McGuinty Liberals in 2004 following their first majority government. In this review we see how the Liberals developed their […] Read more

Electricity and the Liberals Hansard History Chapter 4

This is the fourth chapter in a series by Parker Gallant:  Chapter 1;  Chapter 2:  Chapter 3, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 The review of the Liberals actions on the electricity sector continues and this chapter will deal with conservation and smart meter issues raised in the Ontario Legislature and recorded in Hansard. The following response from […] Read more

Electricity and the Liberals Hansard History Chapter 3

This is the third chapter in a series by Parker Gallant:  Chapter 1;  Chapter 2; Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 This chapter will deal with the birth of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), a reputedly “temporary “ authority, which took place in April 2004. Before we go too deep into April however, on April 8th […] Read more

Electricity and the Liberals’ Hansard History: Chapter 1

This is the first article in a series by Parker Gallant: Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 That the Liberals blamed the Harris-Eves government for the 2003 electricity blackout in Ontario is history as is their constant claim that they have fixed what they perceived as a broken and neglected electricity sector. […] Read more

Electricity and the Liberals’ Hansard History: Chapter 2

This is the second chapter in a series by Parker Gallant:  Chapter 1;  Chapter 3; Chapter 4, Chapter 5. Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 The failure of the Harris-Eves government to include certain crown corporations in the commonly referred to; “Sunshine Act” caught the attention of the Liberal’s shortly after they attained power in Ontario and […] Read more

Electricity and the Liberal Hansard History: Final Chapter

This is the final chapter in the journey we started which looked at the Liberal promises made in respect to Ontario’s electricity sector early in their first election victory. The journey started in early 2004 as the Liberals aggressively attacked our electricity production and distribution system. We start this visit to Hansard on November 18, […] Read more

Electricity and the Liberal Hansard History, Chapter 9

This is chapter 9 in a series by Parker Gallant: Chapter 1;  Chapter 2:  Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter8 This chapter jumps forward to October 12, 2004which was the first sitting of the Ontario Legislature after a very long summer recess and Bill 100, the Electricity Restructuring Act, was raised by Liberal MPP, […] Read more

Electricity and the Liberal Hansard History, Chapter 8

How to turn a contingent liability into a $3.9 billion revenue gain! This is chapter 8 in a series by Parker Gallant:  Chapter 1;  Chapter 2:  Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7 On June 22, 2004 the Legislature was in session and the electricity sector again commanded a fair amount of attention. Some of the […] Read more

Electricity and the Liberal Hansard History, Chapter 7

This is chapter 7 in a series by Parker Gallant:  Chapter 1;  Chapter 2:  Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 8The saga continues and for this chapter we visit Hansard on June 15, 2004, the day the Liberals introduced the Electricity Restructuring Act which created the Ontario Power Authority. First out of the box was Energy […] Read more

Electricity and the Liberal Hansard History, Chapter 6

This is chapter 6 in a series by Parker Gallant:  Chapter 1;  Chapter 2:  Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5, Chapter 7, Chapter 8My ongoing review of the Liberals pronouncements in the Legislature in 2004 and the results of those proclamations (with particular emphasis on the electricity sector in Ontario) continues, however, this chapter will wander off in a […] Read more