TORONTO - The elephant at Queen’s Park this week is George Smitherman.
The political ghost of the former health minister turned energy
minister turned super infrastructure minister has haunted everything
from the auditor’s report on the Ornge air ambulance scandal (Smitherman
was at the helm of the health ministry when it started) to Energy
Minister Chris Bentley’s announcement lowering the price the government
will pay for wind and solar under its feed in tariff (FIT) program.
The Green Energy Act (GEA) was Smitherman’s baby. It offered
ludicrously high prices to producers of wind and solar power and
guaranteed that high-priced alternatives would be sold into the grid
before cheaper traditional energy from Niagara Falls and nuclear plants.
Worse, costly green energy sent hydro bills skyrocketing.
That massive impact of the GEA shows up disastrously on the
By: Captain Canuck
Tags: liberal, hydro, scandal, air ambulance, ornge, green energy, niagara falls, wind, solar, ontario
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