It’s hard to write a critical assessment of the McGuinty government in the space allotted. To sum up all of the scandals, broken promises and other shortcomings of the provincial Liberal government, you would have to kill a forest of trees to provide the paper to cover the first two years.
All one can do is touch on the low lights of a government that has the common sense of a slightly tipsy lemming on roller skates. Jacking the price of electricity up to the point that businesses close down and people on fixed incomes can’t survive shows a leader in dream mode. Then adding the HST on top of already insane energy prices is a cruel joke.
What kind of confused logic does it take to tackle a grand renewable energy project in the middle of the worst recession the country has seen in years? Who in blazes will be able to afford power from a snow covered solar panel? Why pay billions for giant windmills that are only efficient at killing birds? The McGuinty gang now brags that we have a surplus of electricity.
Well, closed companies don’t use much electricity. The cost of doing business in Ontario will send other companies out of the province. Of course, it will send the jobs to other areas as well. The Liberal mouthpieces like to shout that umpteen thousand new jobs will be created by their green energy plan. Oh, how they exaggerate. Korea and China are doing very well, but Ontario workers will have to settle for less exciting tasks such as shovelling snow off solar panels and picking up dead birds that have been murdered by those inefficient windmills. Our premier and his bumbling crew have led our province to have-not status.
How is this Liberal party still in power? You can understand someone voting for them the first time when most people thought it was time for change. Can anyone explain his second majority? It’s like being on the Titanic and voting for the iceberg. The iceberg is coming folks and it might be already too late to turn the ship away.
The voters of eastern Ontario are onto his broken promises and grandiose schemes. It would be nice if voters in other areas of the province were so enlightened.
Dale Dawson, Vankleek Hill