The Record, Luisa D’Amato
It’s so easy to get sidetracked by the distractions. Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne goes for a morning jog in Kitchener’s Victoria Park, leaving a reporter out of breath as he tries to follow. Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak gets kicked off a Toronto subway when he tries to make an announcement, because his team didn’t get permission.
These events grab the headlines because they’re anecdotes, easy to tell. But they have nothing to do with what a political party will or won’t do for you if it wins. On the other hand, if you look at your hydro bill, and what each party will do about it, it tells you something significant about each of them.
The cost of electricity is a key issue. Ontario’s electricity rates have soared and are now among the highest in North America. In part, this is because of the Liberal government’s “green energy” plan that offers subsidies to those that put up wind turbines and solar panels, then sell the power back to the power grid. Read article