Green projects prob­lem­atic

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - OPINION -

For years the Wynne gov­ern­ment had been foist­ing wind tur­bine projects on var­i­ous mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in On­tario at will, against op­po­si­tion, this even though we have a sur­plus of elec­tric­ity that is be­ing sold off at a huge loss to tax­pay­ers.

Com­mon sense would dic­tate if you have enough elec­tric­ity we should not be build­ing more un­sightly, in­ef­fi­cient and highly sub­si­dized wind-turbines. I find it mind-bog­gling with these mon­strosi­ties blight­ing the On­tario land­scape and chew­ing up thou­sands of birds, some of which are likely en­dan­gered, all we get from “en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists” is their deaf­en­ing si­lence.

Premier Doug Ford is act­ing quickly to stop the non­sen­si­cal costly green en­ergy projects and do away with car­bon taxes that are killing our econ­omy and harm­ing ev­ery On­tar­ian.

Sadly, the Lib­er­als have tax­pay­ers locked into long-term con­tracts with for­eign com­pa­nies that sup­ply wind turbines and so­lar sys­tems that will be dif­fi­cult to get out of.

The thou­sands of green jobs Wynne promised never ma­te­ri­al­ized, while for­eign com­pa­nies made out like ban­dits, with On­tario tax­pay­ers on the hook for bil­lions for years to come. Nice to see a new sher­iff in town putting some much-needed com­mon sense ahead of ide­ol­ogy!

Larry Comeau Ot­tawa

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