By Robert De Verteuil, The Windsor Star
I see that Dalton McGuinty was at CS Wind again recently to announce their opening. This is the third time this year he has visited CS Wind, which means they have now been opened by the premier more times than they have produced any wind towers. No doubt he was trying to distract the public from the auditor general’s recent findings, which show that the Liberals’ claims of 50,000 jobs from their Green Energy subsidy program was nothing more than hot air.
The truth from the auditor general was that only 10,000 permanent jobs were projected, and Ontario will lose at least twice as many jobs than it gains in green energy, due to higher energy prices and job losses in the non-subsidized energy sector.
Considering the same report showed that Ontario ratepayers will be paying $2,600,000,000 more per year to subsidize green energy, this works out to $260,000 in subsidies per year for each permanent green energy job.
I hope Dwight Duncan, Dalton McGuinty and the rest of the Liberal party don’t have any more “job creation” programs like this one. They’ll bankrupt us all.
ROBERT de VERTEUIL, Windsor