Huzzah! Another patented McGuinty Backtrack. Looks like wind and solar producers are going to get a whole heck of a lot less in subsidies to produce energy nobody wants. And as a bonus, it looks like rural Ontario locales that turfed their Liberal MPP's are getting some say in whether the government can plop down turbines willy-nilly, too! Sure your hydro bills are still going to go up, but let's not expect too much from Dalton all at once.
Hey, who was it who petitioned the government to stop running roughshod over rural Ontario in the first place? Oh, that's right. It was the PC Party of Ontario.
Now what does this mean? It means that whether you are a teacher's union, an environmental activist, a business leader, a doctor, a horse farmer, or one of those ubiquitous anti-development people in downtown Toronto who you'll be seeing a lot more of now that Barney the Duncansaur wants to turn a goodly chunk of the waterfront into Vegas North, you cannot ever.....EVER....trust Dalton McGuinty to follow through.
I wonder how come we haven't heard from David Suzuki and reliable McGuinty backers Rick Smith and Dr. Gideon Forman about all this? And another thing....why is it that when Ford wants a Ferris wheel on the Port Lands, city councillors stage a revolt, but when McGuinty orders a casino to be built, I barely hear a whimper from the same people?
Could it be that calling McGuinty out on his duplicity and giving him a reason to back off on his ridiculous ideas is actually more effective than just repeating talking points? Could it be that if we were to examine McGuinty's strategy closely instead of just assuming he's already won, we would find that he's actually just making it up as he's going along?