Accusations of staged solar event put a bump on McGuinty’s campaign trail

by Karen Howlett, Globe and Mail
Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty hit his first bump on the campaign trail on Friday, amid accusations that he staged an event at a solar plant.  When Mr. McGuinty made a campaign stop at Eclipsall Energy Corp. east of Toronto three days ago, he was surrounded by employees clad in white smocks and hairnets.  But it came to light on Friday that the production line is actually idle, raising questions about whether employees were there simply for the benefit of the television cameras on the Liberal campaign bus.  Read article

5 thoughts on “Accusations of staged solar event put a bump on McGuinty’s campaign trail

  1. If all the inventory was sold so quickly, why was the plant idled? Seems the plant would ramp up production and not shut down. Maybe due to an oversupply of solar panels on the world market?

    • The turbines for the 100MW Farmer Owned Power (Melancthon) will be made in China by United Power Technology. Wonder if the Windsor workers know this?

  2. No offense to any of the innocent employees but McGuinty doesn’t give a s*** about you and your family. You are a photo op. I don’t doubt that some of the good employees’ long term jobs have been 21 days in with 21 to go….It will never be a viable business until the Liberal “SCAM THY NEIGHBOUR” element is eradicated. Think about that on Oct 6 if you actually want a real job.

  3. U.S. solar production facilities have been failing even with Obama’s giant subsidies due to China’s huge production capabilities which are cheaper not with just labour but technical know-how as well.
    The U.S. is 2nd rate or even 3rd rate on a number of levels.

    Canada’s production capabilities have an uphill struggle to survive on the global stage.

  4. Dalton, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”. While you were you asleep in Sunday School you didn’t seem to miss the Evangelist’s recruitment (maybe you found time by skipping math and accounting classes)

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