LETTER TO THE EDITOR MPP shouldn’t follow Premier blindly
Dear Editor: I surely do not wish to become embroiled in a debate with our local politician through the media but I would ask if I may please respond to the recent letter to the editor regarding scrapping the cap and trade scheme.
The rise of populist leaders into the political arena is, in my opinion, strictly because the voting public has lost faith in the traditional politician. Sadly, many very intelligent politicians have fallen into the trap of supporting new populist leaders, because that person happens to be their leader. It doesn’t take long for the knives to come out and attack on past governments. This is a typical ploy of the populist. Unfortunately, our local MPP has allowed himself to be caught in the snare.
In his letter on Aug. 15 to the Cornwall Seaway News, our MPP tells us by scrapping the cap and trade scheme the average family will save $260 per year and 14,000 jobs will be created. This is exactly why the populist leader gains a foothold, BECAUSE ELECTED POLITICIANS AVOID THE TRUTH. Our MPP does not tell us about the other side of the coin, the ‘unseen’ costs to the average family and the jobs that are LOST.
Our MPP does not tell us from where the government will be getting the money to fight the forest fires and save the flooded communities, both exacerbated by the changing weather patterns – global warming. Nor does our MPP tell your readers from where the money will come to defend the legal cases brought by companies such as Tesla, an electric car manufacturer, or fighting legal battles with the Canadian Federal Government, a government seeking to be in accord with the nations of the world through the Paris Agreement on global warming.
Nor was there any mention of how the provincial government will deal with events such as recent flooding in Toronto, when Canada’s largest city was hit by rainfall so severe it exceeded the ability of the storm sewers to cope. This was an unprecedented event, no doubt caused by the change in our weather patterns. In other words, global warming.
It is noted the populist leader and his supporters still have no plan to curb the impacts of global warning so now we can expect rising costs for fighting ever more Ontario forest fires. Apart from this, like it or not, we are a part of the world order and have a responsibility to look beyond our noses and be faithful to the credo we like to espouse, ‘we are caring people’.
The new leader of the government of Ontario has declared, with much fanfare, his proiority to bring $1 beer on the market. There are far more important things our provincial government should be addressing. Just seeking to kill everything that has been created by a previous government is not constructive.