Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Just In Case....

64 days to the election and the Liberal government is making sure that, just in case they get their butts kicked, that a bunch of their wasteful energy contracts are protected. The Liberals presumably want to win the election, but you know, things being the way they are, that might not happen.

From The Star:

Ontario’s Liberal government has entrenched the legal rights of 1,800 proposed renewable energy contracts – making it impossible for a new government to cancel them.

The Liberals have changed the terms for approving contracts under its feed-in tariff program or FIT.

Under the old system, the Ontario Power Authority, which signs the contracts with power developers, could unilaterally terminate proposed agreements at a relatively late stage of the approval process.

But a new directive from energy minister Brad Duguid will entrench the contracts at a much earlier stage in the process.

That will protect 1,800 contracts now in the pipeline from cancellation.

"I BID YOU STAND, MEN OF THE WEST!....but seriously guys, just in case we lose....."

Isn't it nice to know that the McGuinty government is actively preparing for defeat? They think of everything.

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