Ontario government sees citizens as ‘enemies of the state’ says newspaper editor

Premier Wynne: fighting you ... with your own money
Premier Wynne: fighting you … with your own money

Rick Conroy, editor of the independent Wellington Times says the Ontario government has “turned against its people.” He cites the numerous examples of citizen groups forming and paying for legal actions to protect their communities against the government, and more recently, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne labeling Ontarians as “bad actors” when it comes to the environment.

In his editorial, he asks why, why it comes to huge wind power projects, “… What drives elected officials to use the state’s power and resources against those working to protect the natural world it has abandoned?”

We got a glimpse last week when Kathleen Wynne defended her government’s cap and trade emmissions scheme. She told a business audience in Niagara Falls that Ontarians are “very bad actors” in terms of per capita emissions of greenhouse gases. It wasn’t a slip of the tongue—or offhand remark. These words were part of a scripted speech.

Fortunately for the wretched folks in this province, we have a premier who understands good and bad—better than we do. She has unveiled the selfish and narrow view through which we see the world around us. Kathleen Wynne will be our better selves.

In this morality play your provincial government has decided it will not work in your interest— but rather what it believes your interest ought to be. It knows this better than you. Kathleen Wynne, and Dalton McGuinty before her, believe they know what is best, and cling to the hope that history will judge them better than Ontario’s weak and myopic voters do now.

Maybe.

But untethered by accountability to its voters and deaf to its ministries’ advice and counsel, provincial Liberals have made a terrible mess of the energy supply system in Ontario. It will take decades to fix. It has squandered billions of dollars chasing schemes unworthy of a Nigerian postmark. It has pushed manufacturing jobs out of the province. And it has rendered electricity bills that are unaffordable for many of its poorest rural residents. Meanwhile, it has made a select group of developers very, very wealthy.

In turn, they have dutifully filled her parties’ coffers— to arm her for the next election.

How is it that the most righteous tend to be the most susceptible to corruption and misdeeds? There is something distinctly Shakespearean in this tragedy.

 

Read the full article here.

Comments

Penny Trottier
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She is the one destroying our province and chasing the populace as well as businesses out of our province. Her actions make me feel that she hates our province and all the citizens within it.

Pat Cusack
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Such an odious person!

J.P. De Grandmont
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It is time to separate Toronto from Ontario!

Andre Lauzon
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J.P. De Grandmont, I agree. The sooner the better.

R Budd
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Yes the GTA should be a separate electoral district. So much damage could have been avoided. Now we have this influential urban elite that use politically powerless rural Ontario as a playground for their dysfunctional ideology.

notinduttondunwich
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If Ole Katty Wynnd wants to control the emissions from all the bad actors in Ontario she should impose a GTA vehicle ban…. all those cars n trucks lined up on the 400 series hi ways in the GTA sitting there.. .. idling….. waiting…. idling……
Last time I was in TORANTA we rode public transit from east to west and from south to north!!!! Plenty of public transportation for everyone in town!!! Alas….. we sat on nearly empty subway cars and trams….
Since we have to live under your IWT’S the least the folks in Toranta can do is utilize the plethora of public transit options available to the folks of the GTA….
Greenhouse gasses would decline so dramatically it would aka your head spin! !!!
Just a thought….

notinduttondunwich
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If Ole Katty Wynnd wants to control the emissions from all the bad actors in Ontario she should impose a GTA vehicle ban…. all those cars n trucks lined up on the 400 series hi ways in the GTA sitting there.. .. idling….. waiting…. idling……
Last time I was in TORANTA we rode public transit from east to west and from south to north!!!! Plenty of public transportation for everyone in town!!! Alas….. we sat on nearly empty subway cars and trams….
Since we have to live under your IWT’S the least the folks in Toranta can do is utilize the plethora of public transit options available to the folks of the GTA….
Greenhouse gasses would decline so dramatically it would aka your head spin! !!!
Just a thought…. from a bad actor… lol!!!

Robu
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Hey not in Dutton Dunwich do you know if the REA application process has been approved for the area or is this process still going on ?

notinduttondunwich
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Robu. … the process is always going on…. in DD they are ripping strips in the leaseholders fields to begin the environmental studies which is basically sifting some dirt for artifacts. …. if there are none found which is always when the big wind companies do the environmental study….. then it will go to the next phase after the big wind companies state that there is absolutely positively 200% no way that the IWT’S will be a detriment to….
Wildlife…
Nearby residents….
Ground water … etc…..
MOECC then gives them a green light to go ahead…. they then will be issued their permits..
Pretty simple process when the mighty Greed Energy Act crushes any and all opposition to the project through a rigged system that was bought by the big wind companies to ensure thier greedy pockets will be lined with poor ratepayers money…..
Begs the question of why we didn’t buy a billion $$$$$ of green hydro from Quebec for 5 cents a KWH sooner….. ?

Bert
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To answer your question notinduttondunwich; If the government had bought green hydro power from Quebec for 5 cents per kWh instead of giving a REA contract to Invenegy to ruin the environment in the Dutton Dunwich country side, than Kathleen Wynnd would not have gotten a $ 14.500 “donation” from Invenergy.

Wynnd is in panic mode now because she screwed up the whole Ontario electricity system, she is not brave or smart enough to undo the damage.
Politically, Wynnd is done.

Barbara
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If the government had purchased power from Quebec, this would not have allowed for all of the so called “investments” in Ontario.

Renewable energy infrastructure was supposed to have created “new” industries in Ontario with resulting “new” jobs.

Barbara
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And hydro-power from Manitoba would be the same.

notinduttondunwich
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Are the “investments” you speak of the wind projects at 250 million dollars for 30 wind turdbines erected to produce $6.38 of green intermittent and unreliable power per day??? Lol…. probably could have used the money to upgrade a couple hospitals and schools… or maybe reduce some taxes for ALL Ontarions. … I

Barbara
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It should be made known which renewable energy contracts also involve NAFTA.

It’s just been proven that a U.S. renewable energy company can sue Canada under NAFTA and win.

Barbara
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National Resources Canada

‘Earthquake Zones In Eastern Canada’

It appears that there has been a magnitude 3 quake just southwest of Wolfe Island in Lake Ontario. But check out the Quake map at:

http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/zones/eastcan-php

And another two magnitude 3 quakes appear on the Quake map where an offshore Essex County (Lake Erie) IWT project was proposed and cancelled due to the moratorium on offshore projects and this one over safe drinking water questions.

Barbara
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Cape Messenger, Oct.24, 2016

‘Solar isn’t that green really’

Describes what’s required to make solar panels.

“Often whispered but rarely said aloud is the pollution they create -”

Article also mentions wind turbines.

Read at:
http://www.capemessenger.co.za/2016/10/24/solar-isnt-green-really

Not/in Southwold
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Ok so 1/3 of all the species at risk fly through southern Ontario .has this been used to create a stumbling block in the REA approval system. I heard that the government was planning on shutting the wind mill down during migration times. Again I’m sure they’re going to be paying the windmills causing further debt to Ontario

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