PC Economic Development Critic says Minister is not telling the whole story
(Queen’s Park) – Thornhill MPP and PC Critic for Economic Development, Peter Shurman warned in Question Period today that McGuinty’s Green Energy Act will actually cost Ontario thousands of jobs.
“Clearly the Minister doesn’t want to tell Ontarians the whole story. The Minister knows all about the March 2009 university study on the impact of Spain’s green energy policy, which George Smitherman hailed as a global leader. That study concluded that for every one green job created, 2.2 jobs were lost in Spain’s economy.”
The Liberal Green Energy Act is modeled on Spain’s green energy policy of generous feed in tariffs funded by taxpayers and rich corporate giveaways. Shurman questioned the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure for the second day in a row as to how many Ontario jobs will be lost because of the Green Energy Act – job losses that will come on top of the new “secret” hydro tax recently reported in the media.
“So, Minister, it really doesn’t matter if you pick a number of 1,400, 16,000 or 50,000. It’s always going to mean net job losses for Ontario. Minister, stop blowing green smoke at Ontarians and tell them honestly how many jobs are going to disappear,” Shurman demanded.