Energy Minister: defending the indefensible
Bob Chiarelli’s letter to the Editor to the June 1st edition of the Toronto Star is interesting. The minister attempts to defend the sale of Hydro One, a public asset, and to bolster his government’s reputation as economic steward of Ontario.
You have to laugh. You can’t do anything else.
Mr. Chiarelli’s closing paragraph reads as follows. Errors are his, a Minister of the Crown.
Broadening the ownership of Hydro One will strengthening [sic] the company’s long-term performance and generate billions for needed investments in critical infrastructure* across Ontario. Our approach will generate billions to invest in much needed infrastructure that does not come from tax increases, program cuts or borrowing. And our plan will create more than 110,00 [sic] jobs each year and help grow our economy.
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy, Queen’s Park
Meanwhile, Ontario has contracted for billions of dollars worth of wind power we don’t need (and is asking for proposals for more wind power development this year) with unstudied economic impacts.
No need to wonder why we have a messed up electricity system and a province deeply in debt with people like this at the helm.
©Parker Gallant, June 2, 2015
*Editor’s note: By “critical infrastructure” he means transit. For the urban centres. And only some.
The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not represent Wind Concerns Ontario policy.