McGuinty government changed green energy rules to benefit Liberal-linked firms (NextEra), court filing charges

IMG_0467Scott Stinson, National Post
A U.S. wind power developer that is seeking $653-million in damages under a NAFTA challenge accuses the government of Ontario of manipulating Green Energy Act rules to benefit the interests of Liberal-connected firms, according to court documents obtained by the National Post.

The court filing, recently made public in the case that pits Mesa Power, a Texas-based developer owned by U.S. financier T. Boone Pickens, against the government, alleges Ontario replaced “transparent” criteria for the selection of energy projects with “political favoritism, cronyism and local preference.”

At issue in the NAFTA arbitration are changes made to the Green Energy Act in 2011. They allowed wind developers a brief window in which they could change the location at which their proposed projects would connect to the transmission grid. NextEra, a multinational renewables firm that was represented to the government by lobbyist Bob Lopinksi, a former senior staffer in the office of Dalton McGuinty, changed their connection points and was eventually awarded more than $2-billion worth of power contracts. Mesa Power says in its court filing that the change effectively bumped its projects out of line, costing it sunk costs and lost future profits. Read article

21 thoughts on “McGuinty government changed green energy rules to benefit Liberal-linked firms (NextEra), court filing charges

    • Representatives from Men’s Fire Council brought forth opposition in the Haldimand Tract and were joined by local Wind Warriors on the other side of the row …. We all stood together in opposition and support at appeals at the ERT. But some choose to take the money (and even more dollars are being flaunted as we speak) The fight continues to date.
      No one is going to rescue us. It will be you and me, fighting for our selves, families and communities. When something is the right and the just thing to do “You Do”

      • i agree Remedy 101Thought you might like this: People need to learn how to act as a creation of God rather than a creation of Man.
        Cestui Que Vie Act 1666.
        May 6, 2013 – 17th Century and 18th Century, Law
        Cestui Que Vie
        London 1666, during the black plague and great fires of London, Parliament enacted an act behind closed doors, called Cestui Que Vie Act 1666.
        The act being debated was to subrogate the rights of men and women, meaning all men and women were declared dead, lost at sea/beyond the sea. (back then operating in Admiralty law, the law of the sea, so lost at sea).
        The state (London) took custody of everybody and their property into a trust. The state became the trustee/husband holding all titles to the people and property, until a living man comes back to reclaim those titles, he can also claim damages.
        When CAPITAL letters are used anywhere in a name this always refers to a legal entity/fiction, Company or Corporation no exceptions. e.g. John DOE or Doe: JANE
        1) CEST TUI QUE TRUST: (pronounced setakay) common term in New Zealand and Australia
        2) STRAWMAN: common term in United States of America or Canada
        These are the legal entity/fiction created and owned by the Government whom created it. It is like owning a share in the Stock Market, you may own a share… but it is still a share of the Stock.
        Legally, we are considered to be a fiction, a concept or idea expressed as a name, a symbol. That legal person has no consciousness; it is a juristic person, ENS LEGIS, a name/word written on a piece of paper. This traces back to 1666, London is an IndependentCityState, just like Vatican is an IndependentCityState, just like WashingtonDC is an Independent City State.
        The Crown is an unincorporated association. Why unincorporated? It’s private. The temple bar is in London, every lawyer called to the “bar” swears allegiance to the temple bar. You can’t get called without swearing this allegiance.
        Our only way out is to reclaim your dead entity (strawman) that the Crown created, become the executor and then collapse the called Cestui Que Vie trust and forgive yourself of your debts and then remove yourself from the admiralty law that holds you in custody.
        When London burned, the subrogation of men’s and women’s rights occurred. The responsible act passed… CQV act 1666 meant all men and women of UK were declared dead and lost beyond the seas. The state took everybody and everybody’s property into trust. The state takes control until a living man or woman comes back and claims their titles by proving they are alive and claims for damages can be made.
        This is why you always need representation when involved in legal matters, because you’re dead.
        The legal fiction is a construct on paper, an estate in trust. When you get a bill or summons from court it is always in capital letters, similar to tomb stones in grave yards. Capital letters signify death. They are writing to the dead legal fiction. A legal fiction was created when someone informed the government that there was a new vessel in town, based upon your birth.
        Birth Certificates are issued to us by the Doc. just as ships are given berth Certificates at the Dock. It’s about commerce. We come from our mothers waters. Your mother has a birth canal just like a ship. The ship moves by the sea current just as we are able to move by the currency.
        All this information relates to how the general public are still legally tied through Maritime Admiralty Law. Through this ancient legal construct we can be easily controlled and duped. Learning about your legal fiction helps you to unlock yourself. Otherwise you are just an empty vessel floating on the sea of commerce. Parents are tricked into registering the birth of their babies.
        In about 1837 the Births, Deaths and Marriages act was formed in UK and the post of registrar general was established. His job was to collect all the data from the churches which held the records of birth.
        Regis – from Queen or Crown. All people are seen to be in custody of,” The Crown”. This allows people to function in commerce and to accept the benefits provided by state. We have to understand who we are as men and women and how we can relate in the system. The City of London is a centre for markets, where merchants work. Then there is Mercantile Law. It comes from Admiralty Law. Look at the symbols in your City Courts that relate to Admiralty.
        So where you have commerce and money, you also have “justice” and “injury”. You need to understand the bankruptcy before you can understand the judiciary. We have accepted the claim to accept the summons, yet ONLY the dead can be summoned. There is an obligation to accept any liability which has been created.
        We are operating in Admiralty. A not guilty plea, or ANY plea admits jurisdiction. The strawman, aka legal fiction is always guilty. Barristers and solicitors make a living out of creating controversy. By creating a controversy you become liable for the case.
        Honour and dishonour. To remain in honour you have to accept a claim and settle (discharge) it. Then you add conditions, ie. “I accept on proof of claim and proof of loss”. This gives the liability back to them. The legal fiction is always guilty. Only in the High Court, can the real man or woman appear. Games are played on courts, hence the name ‘court’. It is a game with actors (acting on acts). It has to be treated as a game and just business. Court room dramas are misinformation.
        In the public, we are operating in bankruptcy and you receive benefits. It takes a lot of time, effort and study to understand and use these tools. You have to be prepared to go fully through the process, get the right tool out of your toolbox at the right time.
        People need to learn how to act as a creation of God rather than a creation of Man.

    • OWR, TWA, and NPAW have worked tirelessly to save Manitoulin Island from wind turbine infestation.

      As have LSARC (Lake Superior Action Research Conservation)
      http://www.lsarc.ca/

      MCSEA (Manitoulin Coalition for Safe Energy Alternatives)
      http://mcsea.ca/

      and WCO (Wind Concerns Ontario)
      http://www.windconcernsontario.ca/

      And by the way, on your way to the polling booth today, you may want to reconsider voting for the usual First Nation party of choice for Algoma-Manitoulin: the NDP.
      Besides their propensity for dispensing handouts, bailouts and fun money, you should know that NDPers love wind turbines every bit as much as the Liberals.

      Have a nice day.

      • Suzuki’s visit to Manitoulin Island was purposely kept quiet so that there would be no dissenters or protestors … just supporters, sell-outs and other greed energy types. And you know who they are, brothers and sisters.

  1. Where were the Frist Nations is the better word? No projects have been stopped but the First Nations could have/should have! With everybody and their brother looking for a hand out, well you fill in the blanks. Pathetic and hypocrital.

  2. Speaking of manipulating …

    Check out the first paragraph of this online article in the Globe and Mail “Applying engineering skills to climate change challenge” on page EC2, by Robert Evans, a professor of engineering at UBC:

    http://www.cae-acg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Engineering-in-Canada-May-23.14-2.pdf

    Now, compare that with the original paragraph as written in the printed edition of the Globe and Mail on May 23, 2014. I’ve copied my newspaper verbatim:

    “Yet Canada has actually been warming up over the last six decades by an average of 1.6 degrees Celsius each year – a rate higher than most other regions of the world.”
    (That would be 6 X 10 = 60 X 1.6 = 96 degrees Celsius … man it’s hot out there!)

    The fact that the latter version actually made it into print proves two things:

    Firstly, that some moron actually believed it to be true, and secondly, that without a doubt, playing fast and loose with the numbers comes easy to the “sky is falling” crowd.

    • Gord:

      Why did the Liberals win? You just nailed it. Teach people to accept disinformation as the truth.

      In the Soviet Union the citizenry figured it out — eventually. When they read the newspaper and viewed other sources of information they spent their time trying to determine what the real story might have been.

      Perhaps in thirty to fourty years people meeting around the bases of collapsed torn and twisted wind turbines will recognize that their government was wrong — that prayer at their base would not pave the way to a glorious new future.

      Green is the new religion and the Liberals are one of the many sects that rule a bishopric. Join the cult or suffer the consequences.

      Power corrupts — absolute power turns you into a Liberal. Maybe its time to join the winning party, neuter all the scientists and burn all the math books.

      Can I interest you in a sharp knife and a book of matches?

      Have a nice day!

    • If you look at the contents of the PDF file, not just the rendering of it, you’ll see that paragraph is still contained within, just not visible. The Globe and Mail’s error is most likely a copy and paste error, with no editorial oversight after that action.

  3. Aut day, if you had been following the posted information at OWR, you would know that posters here tried their best to help Manitoulin and will continue to do so.

  4. Im still wondering how much money the big guys OPA and NEXT ERA and many others threw at the fiberals to help them out.

    oh wait we’ll never see that transparency of how deep the corrupt lobbyists went. they had to just think of how many big fat cats OPA and hydro would have lost, and even the FIT was at risk.

    she must have made out so good for all the idiots to re elect the corrupt spending parties..

  5. It’s not likely that a guy like Pickens can be cut out of $650 million and nothing was going to happen.
    A case like this may be the only way that some of the corruption in this affair will be dealt with.

  6. Money from the new proposed Ontario pension plan could very well be used to finance renewable energy projects and in this in turn will create a whole new group of people who support renewable projects inorder to protect the money they have put into/invested into this new pension plan.

  7. If contributions to a pension fund are not invested then what has been created is just another Ponzi scheme.

    Most of the money for this new Ontario pension plan will come from urban sources.

  8. Indian Express, June 11, 2014
    “IB report to PMO: Greenpeace is a threat to national economic secutity”
    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/ib-report-to-pmo-greenpeace-is-a-threat-to-national-economic-security
    Greenpeace operates in Canada/Ontario also

    Financial Post, June 13,2014
    “BlackRock say’s it’s on ‘high alert’ for Ontario debt downgrade after Wynne’s victory”
    http://business.financialpost.com/2014/06/13/ontario-election-2014-debt-downgrade
    Consider these two articles togther and Ontario headed to financial problems?

  9. Will say this again, you don’t take guys like Pickens for $650 million and get away with it. How stupid are these people who got involved in this?

    This whole IWT thing is just a pile of garbage and the flies have come from near and far to feed on this garbage!

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