Ontario Liberal advisors move to Ottawa: will bad policies go too?
McGuinty and Wynne governments’ policy on renewables “poorly designed and executed” says Auditor General. And now, policy advisors are heading for Ottawa to advise the new Trudeau government.
January 30, 2016
Can taxpayers afford “Toronto-on-the-Rideau”? asks Jeffrey Simpson in the January 29th edition of the Globe and Mail. (subscription access only) Many Toronto-based Liberal advisors are now heading for Ottawa to advise the Trudeau government.
“The [Ontario Liberal] government’s whole thrust into renewable energy during the phase-out of coal, whatever else its ambitions, reflected an industrial policy built on huge subsidies for private industry. … A careful reading of the latest report of the Ontario Auditor-General, however, is a sobering, even devastating indictment of the government’s performance. Chapter after depressing chapter, Bonnie Lysyk outlined policies poorly designed and executed, often at considerable cost. … If these habits are imported to Toronto-on-the-Rideau then taxpayers across Canada are not going to like what they see….”