Ontario to kick off 150th birthday celebration with giant inflatable duck costing $200GsWhat the duck? The Ontario government will celebrate the country’s 150th birthday with a giant rubber duck — and taxpayers are taking a bath. Ontario PC MPP Vic Fedeli said the $200,000 birthday duck tour — more than half of it covered by Ontario — is a sure sign of a government with “messed up” priorities. “I cannot imagine what the rubber duck’s connection is
Ontario energy sector in shambles thanks to McGuinty-Wynne duo For decades to come, former Premier Dalton McGuinty and Premier Kathleen Wynne will be a case study in political science and public administration university courses across Canada — but for the wrong reasons. Both will be studied for how to impoverish a provincial economy by making ideologically-driven electricity policies, devoid of any planning and logic. Ontario used to be the manuf
Ontario's hydro-bill cuts will cost $21 billion more than they save us — it's terrible public policy DAVID REEVELY FIRST POSTED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 01:14 PM EDT The jiggery-pokery the Ontario Liberals are using to cut hydro bills will eventually cost us almost twice as much as it saves, the province’s budget watchdog reported Wednesday. This is the “Fair Hydro Plan,” the Liberals’ answer to the constant drumbeat of “hydro, hydro, hyd...
Trudeau’s carbon plan will fail To be credible, a carbon pricing plan intended to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change should be national in scope, consistent in application and 100% revenue neutral. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon pricing plan, released last week by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, is none of these things. It is a political fraud because it will not do the things the Trudeau government
What we still don’t know about the federal carbon-pricing plan Maura Forrest The federal government has unveiled its new carbon pricing plan, and while it’s almost a carbon copy of Alberta’s plan, many questions remain. The federal plan, announced Thursday by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, is a hybrid system like Alberta’s, which will charge a levy on fuel and create an emissions credit trading system for large industrial polluters. The le
Wynne’s Liberals: Rules? What rules? If Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to run an open and transparent government, as she says she does, we have a simple question. Why is her government putting inserts into hydro bills touting the province’s 8% HST rebate, which started Jan. 1, but not including the increased cost of cap and trade as a separate item on home heating and energy bills, which also started Jan. 1? Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault claims ad
Don't be duped by Trudeau's carbon pricing plan BY LORRIE GOLDSTEIN, TORONTO SUN FIRST POSTED: THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 05:31 PM EDT | UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 06:12 PM EDT Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon pricing plan is exposed as a political fraud by its failure to explain how it will help achieve the government’s emission reduction targets for 2020 and 2030. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/PHOTO) Prime Minister Justin Tru...
How the Pierre Trudeau government turned a blind eye to Africa massacres Geoffrey York JOHANNESBURG — The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:39PM EDT Last updated Monday, May 15, 2017 1:26PM EDT There was disturbing news in the cables from the Canadian diplomats in Harare. High-level sources had revealed to the Canadians that Robert Mugabe’s soldiers were slaughtering thousands of dissidents in western Zimbabwe
Forget about Trump, worry about Trudeau Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during Question Period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld If Canada’s chattering classes can tear themselves away from Donald Trump for a moment, have they noticed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stopped answering even the most basic and reasonable questions in Parliament? Questions such as how many times has he met with
Ontario hydro rates to soar: Liberal document TORONTO - Ontarians are in for a hydro shock. by Shawn Jeffers May 11th 2017 An internal cabinet document leaked to the Progressive Conservatives shows that electricity rates in the province will remain stable in the lead up to the 2018 election, and then spike in 2022. The document, which breaks down the Liberal government’s recently announced plan to slash hydro rates by 25%, shows that prices will beg