Guess who paid the Judges’s salary? An entirely inappropriate comment and one forcwhich you should publicly apologise. Judges are independent, orvhadn’t you heard.
By Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke October 2016
Energy Poverty Means Pre-Paying
This should be no surprise to who are familiar with the close political party relationship between Ottawa and Toronto.
Federal Agency Measurement Canada is preparing to finalize approval for “pre-pay” hydro meters. This was only a matter of time since the province installed so-called “smart meters” in people’s homes.
The announcement by the Federal Government that the designation of “provisional” specification to a “full” specification follows a public mandate letter recently sent by the Toronto Liberal leader to her Minister of Finance bragging about the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) being part of the federal budget.
What I predicted before the last election is now happening. I predicted that all Canadian taxpayers would end up with part of the bill for Ontario Liberals’ policy disasters. It was predictable because the same policy advisers in Queen’s Park, who wrote the “Greed” Energy Act and fled Toronto, are now hiding in Ottawa as the most senior advisers of the federal Liberal Party. The cozy relationship between the Prime Minister and the Ontario premier is bad for all taxpayers, just as I warned Canadians before the last election.
Pre-payment meters were given provisional approval before the liberal “Greed” Energy and Employment Act had raised electricity prices. Hydro One had not been sold, nor had the “smart meter” electricity scandal cost electricity consumers over a billion dollars. On the basis of no comments or requests from the public or industry back then, the federal government has assumed “implied consent,” which in their way of thinking gives approval to move full speed ahead.
To picture a pre-payment electricity meter, just think of a parking meter that you load with money in order to park a vehicle. These are popular in third-world countries, particularly where poor people have no access to credit. They enable the power utilities to deny access to a basic necessity without actually having to pull the plug if customers have trouble with bills. It forces the poor household to self-disconnect.
Energy poverty, defined as households that spend more than 10 percent of their income on home energy, affects about one million households in Canada. In Ontario, the lowest income group spends on average 12 or more percent of their income on utilities, while the average Ontarian spends only 4 per cent.
Energy poverty is prevalent among certain types of households, including those with single residents, seniors, children or young adults, renters, and those with a female primary bill-payer. Low-income families and individuals are being forced to choose between heating their homes, buying groceries or paying the rent as the result of increasing utility prices. For many, it is literally a choice between eating and heating.
The vast majority of Canada’s seniors (as well as low-income families) live in older houses, with inadequate insulation in attics, walls and basements. For young families just starting out, while these houses may offer cheaper than-average rent or require lower down payments than more efficient homes, their upkeep is costlier, particularly when forced to use electric heat in Ontario.
Climate change policies raise energy costs. As a rule of thumb, the more the increase in fuel poverty, the greater the rhetoric about “climate change”. Canada had been following a smart policy to lower emissions. With the change in Ottawa and no one to moderate the extremists in Toronto, energy poverty is the new norm.
Canadians still have an opportunity to withhold their “implied consent” to poverty meters. While the federal government has set a January 1st 2017 implementation date for its new policy, you are invited to provide me your thoughts on pre-payment electricity meters. Remember, ‘no comment’ is considered by this government to be a “yes.” The federal government deadline for submissions is October 30, 2016.
I recently wrote 2 letters to the editor for Erie Media. they are both posted on line and you can find the site through google. 905-834-2249
Sorry to take so long in reply, I’m away on Pelee Island; have seen the LTTE, good ones, thanks for the input.
Wow! any wonder I forgot. It was a ways back. How about stopping wind turbines by installing individual generators 1 generator per 2 homes. The cost would be about 6,000.00 but the only added expense is a monthly service fee of about 35.00 and parts (after 8 months). lot more to explain but over 5 years, you will have saved some 357% of your current costs and you could snip their wires permanently from your homes.
I am conducting a research paper in regards to the negative impacts and effects that the recent development of wind turbines have had on the surrounding environment and communities in Wainfleet. I am currently trying to gather some primary research and was wondering if anyone could spare a couple minutes to answer some or all of the following questions. It would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your time…
1. Why does it appear that there are so many people against the construction of Wind Turbines?
2. What do you see being the biggest disadvantage of wind turbines and wind farms?
3. What are the main health problems involved?
4. How have you seen wind turbines harm wildlife and the natural environment?
5. Do you see wind farms and turbines as being an eyesore? Please explain.
6. What do you think the long-term negative effects are for wind turbines in Southern Ontario?
7. How have action groups affected the construction process and development of wind turbines and farms?
8. Have there been any recent protests against wind turbines?
9. As an action group, what are some of the main challenges that you faced?
10. Do you think the rapid growth and production of wind turbines will continue or slow down?
SOCIETY FOR WIND VIGILANCE is an international federation of physicians, acousticians, engineers, and other professionals who share scientific research on the top of health and wind turbines. (Do not confuse with organization called: WIND VIGILANCE for health)
VOL 59: May – 2013 / Canadian Family Physician (online) published a commentary called ” Adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines” written by Roy D. Jeffery MD FCFP, Carmen Krogh, and Brett Horner CMA, all members of the organization.
should say “topic” of health etc….Janet Gritter
Another new video for you! You may like it. It is called ‘Why Green isn’t always Good’. It exposes that politics is driven by green policies, despite few voters electing green politicians, because being ‘green’ is seen as fashionable. This is often the same reason for the unrelenting spread of windfarms.
The link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw1MyiMyKsQ&list=PL4kAMiuuZB8kzmFIy1x0c_i_bSLvCBqnJ&index=9
Is this something you might be able to share with your supporters? Any help in spreading the message would be appreciated greatly!
Congratulations on your total loss with Skydive Burnaby. Looks like BS doesn’t baffle brains after all. Your illustrious councilors blew another bunch of taxpayers money on a waste of time tribunal.
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You are out of touch. The Council’s original offer of financial help was rescinded after citizen protests. No tax monies from Wainfleet were spent in the Appeal. Any financial assistance was raised privately.
You might be interested in this new video entitled ‘Wind Energy: Chalk it up as a loss’. It is an excoriating analysis of industrial wind energy. It may be useful for everyone running individual anti-wind campaigns.
The link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxmltKaTroY
Please feel free to spread it far and wide, embed it on your websites or share on social media sites.
This may or may not have been brought up before but it is one of many concerns I have regarding wind turbines .
We all know the turbines will eliminate the bats in the Wainfleet area . Bats ( witch is on the endangered list) eat thousands of misqitos every night during the season . Therefore hundreds or even thousands of bats eat uncountable amounts of misqitos that do not breed even more . Without these bats the the misqito population will climb astronomicly . ( Wainfleet is a natural marsh area )
We all know that misqitos carry viruses that are dangerous to human health. There is a huge increased risk to me and my family to get one of these dangerous viruses with the bats gone .
How is this NOT a health risk ?????
People protest wind turbines, native Canadians are protesting fossil fuels for electricity. Please advise recommended method to produce electricity?
Hello, I just wanted to let you know that a group of mothers, dads, grandparents from around Haldimand, Wainfleet, West Lincoln etc. are starting a group called the “Mothers Against Wind Turbines: to raise awareness of the effects IWT’s have on children in addition to fighting the NRWC project…if you or anyone you know would be interested in joining us for meetings etc., please let me know. mothersagainstturbines.com
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