Ontario Green Energy Act

Bad Government Policies Are Undermining Canada's Growth

Charles Lammam | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Charles Lammam

Like many diagnoses of slow growth, the effects of bad government policies often get overlooked. This matters because unlike commodity swings or global forces, governments can actually influence the direction of policy. But in recent years, we've seen an onslaught of growth-hindering policies in Canada such as spending-induced debt increases, higher taxes and increased regulation.

Stop Promising Short-Lived 'Rebates' And Scrap HST On Hydro

John Laforet | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

The Ontario Liberals should never have added the provincial portion of the HST to hydro bills in 2010, and a temporary rebate to bring down hydro bills is not the answer. Instead of continuing to manage our electric grid and economy based on the political fortunes of the corrupt Ontario Liberal Party, it is time for the government to get real about doing the right thing for a change.

Ontario Court Strikes Down Efforts To Stop Wind Farms

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - An Ontario court has dismissed a set of appeals from four families which sought to have provincial legislation related to the approvals of l...

Energy Rate Hikes Punish the Poor

Candice Malcolm | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

The increases to our energy bills alone over the next five years are greater than the amount of income tax paid by a minimum wage earner in Ontario. The Wynne government should think about the people who suffer the most from irresponsible government decisions.

What it's Really Like to Live Near a Wind Farm

David Dodge | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Living
David Dodge

Heidi Eijgel is an Alberta horse farmer who lives in the last house at the end of a gravel road surrounded by one of the largest wind farms in Alberta -- and she's OK with that. In 2003, the 70 megawatt Summerview wind farm was built adjacent to Eijgel's property. She has been peacefully co-existing with that wind farm since then.

Green Energy Act Sufferers Seeing Red

John Laforet | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
John Laforet

Dalton McGuinty's Green Energy Act has failed to provide the thousands of high value jobs he has spent the last two years claiming it would and Canada's reputation as a free trader is being challenged by important members of the global community. But sadly, it's Ontarians who will clean up the mess.

Ontario Downplayed Wind Farm Health Risks: Documents

CBC | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Politics

Ontario's Ministry of the Environment is logging hundreds of health complaints over the province's 900 wind turbines but has downplayed the problem, a...

Wind Turbines Blow Off Freedom of Speech

John Laforet | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada
John Laforet

Recently, a family in Thamesville began suffering adverse health effects commonly reported by individuals living near industrial wind developments. Could they have avoided this based on the past experiences of others had former residents not been 'prohibited by agreement' from answering questions about their health?

Ontario's Green Energy Economy Stalls

The Globe and Mail | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada Business

The province’s green-energy economy should be roaring, but it’s not. ... The Liberals contend the Opposition Conservatives have wrought tremendous...

John Podesta Urges Ontario to Keep the Green Energy Act

Adam Scott | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada Politics
Adam Scott

Countries that have embraced a green economy have been among the most successful in recent years, weathering the economic downturn and attracting investment and jobs. This is not an opportunity that we can afford to miss.

When It Comes to Health, Wind Power Blows Away the Alternative

David Suzuki | Posted 09.05.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

With the world facing ever-growing negative consequences of burning fossil fuels, we must weigh our options. In doing so, wind power comes out ahead. However, a backlash has been growing in many places where wind power is being developed.

Ontario's Green Energy Backlash

The Huffington Post | Ian Harvey | Posted 07.27.2011 | Canada Business

Canadian politicians know well enough to avoid hot buttons like religion or tax hikes. So why then is Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Huda...