ONTARIO GOTHIC (per Ontario Wind Resistance)

Ontario Gothic is a reference to Mary Shelley’s gothic story, Frankenstein, in a report by Rick Conroy in the Wellington Times, one that is very apropos the Industrial Wynne Turbine monsters.

If Shelley wrote her gothic horror story, “the work of a dark imagination fuelled by opioids“, Conroy naturally wonders, “what was Kathleen Wynne and her government smoking when they let loose their own man-made monsters across rural Ontario—in the form of industrial wind developers and speculators?

He reports, “Even if you buy the sentiment that their motivations were well-intentioned, the undeniable outcome of the Green Energy Act is that Kathleen Wynne and Dalton McGuinty have spawned armies of amoral monstrous corporate creatures and have let them loose to roam unfettered across the province. To wreak havoc in rural communities. To despoil the environment. To slaughter endangered species. To make folks sick“.

He goes on to observe how the McGuinty-Wynne axis (my description) has prepared the way for this by denying local democracy, by eviscerating environmental legislation to fast track developments what would otherwise have been rejected by local councils and defeated by existing laws. To put trademark its monster, the Ontario government has facilitated a rubber-stamp appeal process to ensure a blood supply to its monster (not to belabour a metaphor).

Near Chatham, folks believe the wind developer working nearby has poisoned their wells—allowing toxins into their drinking supply. They have done the testing. They have spoken out. They have protested. Marched on Queen’s Park. Kathleen Wynne has ignored them.“. Eschewing the name of, “Frankenstein” for their spawn (do doubt worried about copyright), they view it as a “necessary evil

Left without the protection of the province—without the safeguards that would protect them from any other development— these folks took matters into their own hands. In August, they began blockading the construction site— neighbours joining together to form a line against the threat to their drinking water.“. The Wynne-lose government, turns out, were able to rely on their legal cronies to set matters right: “…in a cruel blow, the developers— a Korean conglomerate and its American partner—won a court injunction barring any further blockades of the project. The judge said he wasn’t trying to muzzle opponents, but to “prohibit unlawful acts”.” Guess who pays the Judge”s salary?

The horror is on-going (a McGuinty-Wynne Serial), “Untethered by moral, ethical or community concerns, these corporate beasts consume and ravage everything they can get away with. Folks who have fought for years to protect the things our government was supposed to safeguard, have been left gasping in despair. Lacking legal remedies or protection, some have begun considering other means to protect their families, their communities and their land. If the government won’t protect them, they will do it themselves“.

She Wynnes, You Lose

Unplug Wynne has posted this video to explain how you lose:

Kathleen Wynne is trying to trick us again. Down in the polls, she’s playing a shell game, trying to take us for fools. The Wynne government is now claiming they’re cutting our hydro bills, but won’t they won’t say is that we’ll be paying for it with higher tax bills.
It’s a total scam. After raising our hydro bills by over 100 percent over the last few years, she’s giving us a quarter back by taking it from our own pocket.

Buy the bumper sticker

Water fuel tax: $2.7 billion and climbing

Can you believe it? Another hidden tax! No, what?

The “water rental fee” is hidden in the electricity line on our bills to pay for the water used to generate electricity! I didn’t realize that the government, not nature, supplied the water over the falls, in the lakes and rivers to generate electrical power!!! So, I guess the tax is justified?

Parker Gallant writes:
As it turned out, in 2015 the water fuel tax was $345 million for the generation of 30.4 terawatts (TWh) and represented a cost to ratepayers that amounted to $11.35 cents per megawatt (MWh) or 1.14 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity generated. While the current government didn’t institute the tax, they have significantly raised it over the years. Back in 2002 the tax was $116 million for the 34.3 TWh generated or $3.38/MWh and 0.34 cents/kWh so it is now 3.3 times what it was the year before the Liberals gained power. …
One has to wonder how many other taxes and fees are hidden within our electricity bills that will come to light if we actually get an explanation of the GA [Global Adjustment] that is truthful and fully transparent!

No wonder Amazon is choosing Montreal for its Canadian operations: Power bankrupts…absolutely… in Ontario.

My Mistake, Vote for Me

So says Wynne-lose [also blogged by Donna Quixote]. In a tour of masterfull logic, Ontario’s contumacious Leader, (…)says she thinks her polling numbers are low because people think she’s not who they elected, and that she has become a typical politician who will “do anything to win.” Wynne is committing to visiting every single riding between now and the election to connect with Ontarians.

She made a mistake by not paying attention, she says.

If voters think she’s just a typical politician who will do anything to win, they’re bang on the crumpet. Now, they can watch her next move to do everything to win… it’s déja-vu all over again.

Of course, the Carbon Tax is still on …Wynne’s Window Dressing at its finest.

Wynne-Lose Kills Ontario Economy

Not the President-elect of the USA, but the Wynndy premier of Ontario.  Here she is, shifting the blame, AGAIN (sound the Trumpet, the sky is falling, the end is nigh, the days of wrath are upon us):

Real threat to Ontario’s economy isn’t a President Trump, Toronto Sun, Christine Van Geyn

[verbatim] Following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of our southern neighbour, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne commented that she was “shocked” by the result, and that the election of Trump could be a “danger to the economy of both of our countries.”

It’s true — Ontario’s economy is about to get even less competitive. But don’t blame the new president-elect of the United States. Responsibility for Ontario’s economic decline lays squarely at the feet of the Ontario government.

The premier whose government ran nine consecutive deficits and doubled the debt in as many years is saying the threat to the province’s economy is a man who has never held elected office.

The reality is that Ontario’s economy is not threatened — it’s under full-fledged attack by its own government.

The cap-and-trade tax taking effect on Jan. 1 will tax companies based on their emissions. From bottling and packaging plants to the auto and gas sectors, companies will be forced by the government to buy carbon credits if they want to continue building things and employing workers.

A report by Stikeman Elliott estimates that the policy will cost small manufacturers $136,000 in the first year. And by 2030, the tax will cost each large participant at least $2 million. The cost will rise so significantly because the government expects carbon credits to increase in price by 428% from $18 per ton to $95 per ton.

For Wynne to suggest that Ontario’s loss of competitiveness is being threatened by Trump is doubly ludicrous given that manufacturers have warned her government that they will relocate outside Ontario because of cap-and-trade.

The Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers of Ontario has been telling the government that their members cannot sustain the cost of the new tax, and that there will be job losses.

“Right now we are studying relocating parts of our business to the United States, and asking our employees to come with us. We have told the government repeatedly that cap-and-trade is hurting us,” said Jocelyn Williams, vice-president of Automatic Coating, and founder of the coalition.

Relocating to the United States would give companies a competitive advantage because they will not be faced with a similar carbon tax to Wynne’s plan. Trump will not be imposing a carbon tax, nor will the Republican-controlled Congress. Indeed, the coal industry was enthusiastically embraced by Trump during the election. This means that our friends south of the border will continue to enjoy far cheaper electricity than those of us here in Ontario, who already are stuck paying some of the highest rates in North America.

Of course, much has been made of Trump’s comments about “tearing up NAFTA,” and these comments are indeed troubling. But the Ontario government’s cap-and-trade throws up its own new tariffs at the border, in the form of a so-called “border carbon adjustment.”

The government is proposing throwing up trade barriers by applying tariffs to imported goods based on the greenhouse gases emitted during their production. The government has identified fuel and electricity as key sectors where such tariffs could be applied. Given this, Wynne’s stated concerns about free trade appear self-serving and disingenuous.

The impact of a Trump presidency on the Ontario economy is yet to be seen. But if the premier is looking for a scapegoat for our province’s economic woes, she should be looking in the mirror rather than over the border.

And she should be looking for solutions here at home.

Christine Van Geyn is the Ontario director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

With Wynne, You Lose

Hydro Consumers hate the hydro bill [Anthony Furey, Toronto Sun], WHY?

When you stop using your electric stove in order to pay the bill, and you consume only $43 of power but your bill includes over $70 Delivery Charge; when you use $79 worth but your bill is over $171; and when you use about $50 worth and the bill and the Delivery Charge is $170; that’s when and how you learn to hate the Liberal Govt’s power scheme.

If you own a cottage, forget the $25 your used to pay a few years ago, the Delivery is now over $300!!! But you turned hydro off for the winter when you locked up and left the lake, the bill is still over $100 monthly.

“But what makes these fees so high — and what makes the actual usage fees higher than needed due to the hidden presence of a green energy adjustment fee hidden within residential rates — is all the regulatory and political decisions that have driven up the costs. No matter what people do to bring their usage down, they’re still punished with these fees.”

Dalton and Kathleen McWynnty are the perfect couple of ………. [fill in the blanks].  Welcome to their Ontari-ari-o, where the cost of power is calculated to fleece you.

Shafted

I had almost given up blogging (breaking wind), when Ms Wynne-lose gave us all a reason to keep blogging on (KBO, as Churchill used to say).

Never trust a Liberal, however, when he, she or it makes a promise. The Wynne-lose government never outdoes itself when it says it is helping the consumer, this time by reducing Hydro Bills by the 8% PST (rates will go up by more than that in the coming round of rate hikes, even more when added to the pending Carbon Tax.

We are still getting shafted, and have been shafted continuously from the initiation of McGuinty’s hare-brained Green Energy policies. I am still chafed by the fact that the gov’t’s “fart catchers” (as the defunct Frank magazine used to call them) never blinked when those policies produced legislation that eviscerated local political autonomy by imposing a Green Energy Act that disenfranchised electors from the process by prohibiting them a yea or nay in the planning, placement and operation of Wynne Turbines and Solar farms. Such a totalitarian imposition WAS PROOF ENOUGH THAT A BOGUS SYSTEM OF POWER GENERATION WAS BEING FORCED ON AN UNWILLING CITIZENRY (except in the “progressive” urban areas where no one was going to be affected by the monster whirlygigs, nor was anyone going to tell them that the monsters would produce unneeded power). Part of the Fart Catcher contingent was going to profit immensely from the scam, the wind developers. All of this was done by robbing tax payers and then giving away the product at less than the cost of production so that the billions wasted could never be recouped.

Ontario Wind Resistance has demonstrated how rural Ontario has been shafted, lo these many years, by a lying, cheating and stealing government of some of the people: “They overrode local planning rights by passing the Green Energy Act of 2009 under Wynne’s predecessor, Dalton McGuinty, then rammed industrial wind factories down their throats.” Then there are the human costs, the health problems, the deep destruction of flora and fauna, and the list goes on.

Yes, the end is still far, but now a little closer (if the main Opposition in Provincial Parliament can stop stumbling over its own stupidity).

Ontario Government…

…wants to steal your money and kill provincial flora and fauna:

Hidden Hydro Charge, an Adjustment Charge that adjusts your bill upwards, “So for every $100 in usage that appears on your electricity bill, $77 of that is the Global Adjustment fee. Meaning the cost of electricity use is only $23.”
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Eagle’s Nest Disappears: The nest, which was located between Conrad, Wellsburg and Eldora on 280thStreet,would have taken between eight and 10 turbines out of the plans for the proposed 90 megawatt Ivester Wind Farm…”

But, God save the Industrial Wynne Turbines at all cost!

You Think It’s Bad Now…

It’s going to get much worse, writes former Federal Cabinet minister, Joe Oliver:
“What explains the Ontario Liberal government’s $7 billion Climate Change Action Plan, which will infringe on people’s freedom, impose debilitating costs, set impossible targets and fail to produce meaningful reductions in GHG emissions? The only answer can be ideological fervour, divorced from economic or practical reality.” …
“This is not hyperbole. Bonnie Lysyk, the provincial auditor general, has set out the crushing burden of the government’s catastrophic blunders to date: $37 billion wasted on electricity above market price during the past eight years ($2,700 for each Ontario man, woman and child) with a further $132 billion to be racked up by 2032. Clearly, we are a peaceable kingdom, otherwise, a mob of outraged citizens would have by now gathered at Queen’s Park with pitchforks, demanding the immediate resignation of their failed nanny-state government.”

No surprises here. “But in Ontario, tens of billions of dollars wasted on partisan skulduggery and ideological obsessions barely register on the political radar.”

The Wynne-lose ideological franchise is a shocker: “Regardless, it is now going to get even worse. According to reports detailing the leaked climate plan, the premier praises it as “a transformation of how we look at our planet … that will forever change how we live, work, play and move.” This sounds like the boldest attempt to re-engineer society since Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Ironically, that revolution’s 50-year anniversary was greeted by official silence in China the same week as the climate leak.”  

A plan worthy of Chairman McGuinty!!!

Homes heated by electricity and geo-thermal (which can’t heat to more than 20 degrees without electric backup heaters), then all buildings eventually heated the same way (an impossible task), a ban on natural gas (since denied), new vehicles electric or hybrid, gasoline engines will be rationed, cap and trade (you can’t pollute but you can trade credits for a licence to do so). The Federal NDP lept into absurdity with it’s new Leap policy, Wynne-lose wants to outdo them and leap beyond the future into the Void..

High taxes, rampant over-regulation, punishing power prices are killing and have killed much of the Ontario economy, health care is dying a slow death. Cui bono? Liberal Party hacks and backers, anybody who buys the climate change, the world is warming baloney. AND, as the Wynne Turbines have already proved: “The beneficiaries of our misfortune are Americans who buy our energy below cost and attract job-creating investments chased from Ontario.”

Ontario Green Energy Policies and Legislation are unconscionable and unconstitutional, why is there no Constitutional Reference case before the courts?

EDIT: There is a Reference regarding Prince Edward County proceeding slowly through the courts. See Comment below by Garth Manning.

Wynne Turbine Carnage Continues

Health Officer [Dr. Janice Owens]  Dismissed:
One of the health unit’s initiatives since her appointment has been a study of the possible health effects of wind farms in Huron County, which has some of the largest turbine installations in the province.
Hessel [Mayor} said Owen’s departure was unrelated to the wind farm issue and that work would be carried on by health unit staff.

BTW, the last HO was also dismissed…  Is the Mayor on the take?  Oh, sure, not related! In a pig’s patootie!