Wynne’s hydro policy is insane

To understand the mess Ontario’s Liberal government has made of the hydro file, one only needs to look at how electricity was produced in our province on Wednesday, the hottest day of the year to date.

At 4 p.m., there were 21,863 MW (megawatts) of electricity being generated.

Of that, 10,761 MW, or 49%, was being supplied by nuclear power; 5,296 MW or 24% by hydro and 4,715 MW, or 22%, by natural gas.

  • Jay Currie

    No one can waste money like a Liberal.

    Best of all, by artificially driving electricity prices up the dimwits drive manufacturers out… Twofer!

  • This is why locking Wynne in a room air-conditioned by wind power is a must.

    • andycanuck

      Or demand that every government building and hospital be run on “Green” energy only and that doesn’t include nuke or hydro.

      • I’m sure hospital administrators would all jump at the chance for that.

  • Ann Non Emouse

    It’s not insane. It has been highly profitable, at least for some Liberal insiders, not that I would ever mention a former federal Liberal party president by name.

    • The wind farmer?

      • Reader

        No doubt.

        Of course with how many Liberal backroom boys are lawyers we should also look at how many others are lawyers and “consultants” for all the wind power and solar energy companies.

      • WalterBannon

        you mean “subsidy farmer”

  • Gary

    It will only get worse because some young person from Government housing that is now on Welfare like Mum was had wanted to leave home and move into a nice safe area in Toronto.
    But they ended up in the small building I’m in , not only have they brought the ghetto with them and lack of respect for other people’s hard work to own the building as they damage stuff and deny it ……..but they haven’t shut of their Air Conditioner since mid June to keep the cat cool when their out at the beach or park . This on top of their insane idea during the winter to use the oven on high to get the Unit warmer .
    I heard stories out of Chicago that the Welfare buildings run by the City had huge Power bills because residence used the stove and oven to heat the apartment in the winter while in the summer they leave the fridge freezer door open to cool the room.

    I can only guess at how much waste goes on in Welfare housing funded by taxpayers since it appears that there is an entitlement mind set and lack of being grateful for all the FREE stuff so they don’t end up on the street among the white people born here that have Canadian grandparents.

    btw
    The fly screen window was ripped up and ruined to get the AC unit it , then a storm door was ripped of the hinges just to get a table in the unit instead of respecting the property and choosing a smaller table.
    One report I saw from the TCHC said the the people in them call for a repair request just to have a Light bulb replace because they didn’t want to buy one and put it in. The NDP and leftist progressives are now trying to make the Internet and Air Conditioning a Human Right so people on Welfare can have it for FREE .

    If I ever buy a rental Income property I will pay top dollar and set the monthly rent for the Single Units at 3 times the rate for a Welfare cheque and have Power meters for each unit . All these stories about geniuses and hard workers in Gov housing needing a break is BS , guns and gangs are here to stay which is what I predicted 25 years ago when I warned people that the PC mind set to not talk about the truth for some Cultures among immigrants would risk seeing Toronto becoming a Chicago or Detroit.
    Toronto is going deeper into their huge Debt as the Public employees grow in numbers and demand gold-plated benefits and pensions , this is what killed Detroit and will kill Toronto in about 20 years.

    • Yes it will

    • Observer

      Federation of Metro Tenants Association which gets over $1/3 million from the city yearly, was founded by the Communist Party of Canada and is still closely affiliated with them and OCAP plus ACORN in Ottawa have been pushing the “maximum apartment temperature” as a way to get free air conditioning whether at the expense of the public or the landlords.

      The Federation of Metro Tenants has been trying to get additional city funding in Toronto and ACORN to get city funding in Ottawa using the maximum temperature issue.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      Yet people like you call the Liberals communists when they have privatized even more than the PCs during the 90’s.

      It tells me that people on here don’t know what they are talking about when socialism in Britain from 1945 to 1979 created a very successful welfare state.

      Thatcher ruined Britain and now it is a corporate democracy or state and hollowed out. Capitalism in its most predatory form will hollow out the state.

      People seem to forget that the federal government created much of the outsourcing policies in the United States and the local level does not really create jobs as much as the state and the federal government, which many on the right ignore.

      It was free trade and moving away from protectionism that did it. The US thought it could do other people’s laundry by getting into the service economy business, when manufacturing is the best way to get full employment. You talk to any economics teacher they will tell you that.

      Ontario is bankrupt thanks to all three parties because the debt has no political preference. It will continue going ever higher and it is no wonder why so many chose to not vote in Ontario’s 2014 election. Many chose to vote for minor parties. Others even chose to not believe in the system by spoiling their ballots. People understand this system does not work. Many Ontarians want power in public ownership, a view that even PCs supported prior to Harris. The fact is privatizing is just a choice. It has raised prices on users and people want to support a much better way to make services affordable. Affordability to me matters more than choice.

      So much for those that claim the Liberals are communists, when many on here wouldn’t know a communist if ever since communists are against private property entirely and want everything in government hands and unions would be massive as a movement. Frankly, unionization is going down relative to the 1970’s.

      • Gary

        I’ve seen your posts before and please go sell your wares on another corner more suited for the IQ level you cater to

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    The Liberals shouldnt be in power for years in Ontario,but the Cons party never had a real leadership for years,they always pick the leader with no wisdom.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Yet people like you call the Liberals communists when they have privatized even more than the PCs during the 90’s.

    It tells me that people on here don’t know what they are talking about when socialism in Britain from 1945 to 1979 created a very successful welfare state.

    Thatcher ruined Britain and now it is a corporate democracy or state and hollowed out. Capitalism in its most predatory form will hollow out the state.

    People seem to forget that the federal government created much of the outsourcing policies in the United States and the local level does not really create jobs as much as the state and the federal government, which many on the right ignore.

    It was free trade and moving away from protectionism that did it. The US thought it could do other people’s laundry by getting into the service economy business, when manufacturing is the best way to get full employment. You talk to any economics teacher they will tell you that.

    Ontario is bankrupt thanks to all three parties because the debt has no political preference. It will continue going ever higher and it is no wonder why so many chose to not vote in Ontario’s 2014 election. Many chose to vote for minor parties. Others even chose to not believe in the system by spoiling their ballots. People understand this system does not work. Many Ontarians want power in public ownership, a view that even PCs supported prior to Harris. The fact is privatizing is just a choice. It has raised prices on users and people want to support a much better way to make services affordable. Affordability to me matters more than choice.

    So much for those that claim the Liberals are communists, when many on here wouldn’t know a communist if ever since communists are against private property entirely and want everything in government hands and unions would be massive as a movement. Frankly, unionization is going down relative to the 1970’s.

    I think the NOTA party is the only one that can save Ontario or the Socialist party.

    More neoliberalism meaning free trade, lower taxes and more corporate welfare simply won’t work! I think better decision making and more ideas about how the economy should be structured has to be on the agenda. I am an anti-globalist and someone that supports movements outside the mainstream.

    • WalterBannon

      you are a jack ass, Billy Boob

      • Gary

        I learned to ignore his rants that must be from the heavy drug use that skews his perception of reality.