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Lights off in Premier’s office on electricity usage

Christina Blizzard — QMI Agency — June 21, 2012

TORONTO – Once upon a time when temperatures soared, the energy minister would heave a sigh of relief every time he flicked the switch and the lights came on.

A decade ago, reporters filed stories which compared the projected electricity use with how much juice the province could generate on that day — and made dire predictions that it’d be touch and go as to whether we’d make it through the day without a black-out.

All that has changed.

We cruised through this week’s record-breaking temperatures with only minor glitches.

And while the Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty would like you to believe it’s their energy policy that’s saved us, in fact it’s their economic development plan — or lack thereof — that’s freed up massive amounts of electricity.

This province has lost almost half a million manufacturing jobs since McGuinty came to power, so we just don’t need the same kind of generation we once did.

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One Comment on “Lights off in Premier’s office on electricity usage”

  1. justturnright June 24, 2012 at 6:44 am #


    Talk about unintended consequences.

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