Don­ald Trump’s the man for me

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: On­tario en­ergy pol­icy

I just re­ceived my Union Gas bill for Jan­uary. It re­flects the full ef­fect of the new cap and trade tax as well as a price in­crease by the gas com­pany. I used the rates that were in ef­fect last spring to cal­cu­late what my bill would have been. To my amaze­ment, I will be pay­ing 46.3 per cent more! In my case, that is al­most $200 more this month.

The Union Gas web­site tells me the cap and trade tax is 3.3 cents per cu­bic me­ter. For me that is $75 of the in­crease. Seventy five dol­lars and I get noth­ing for it! I’m an old re­tired guy on a very fixed in­come.

Cou­ple this with what Ms. Wynne has done to my hy­dro bill and gaso­line for my car, I guess all I can do is turn off all my lights, turn down the ther­mo­stat and leave my car parked in the drive­way.

Maybe Don­ald Trump isn’t so bad after all. He wants to elim­i­nate the cap and trade tax. Bob Miller, Hamil­ton

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