A Brief One from NAL publisher Doug Draper
Posted March 30th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
This is a story every person who owns a home and/or a business they pay hydro bills for in Ontario should read and act on with at least a 120 volts of concern and outrage.
The investigative piece is headlined; ‘Hydro One players paid for exlusive access to ministers’, and it begins like this –
“One of the banks that ran the lucrative privatization of Hydro One promoted a $7,500-per-person fundraiser for the two Ontario provincial cabinet ministers in charge of the sale, The Globe and Mail has learned.
The event on Dec. 7, 2015, which featured Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli, appears to have raised about $165,000 for the Liberals.
The fundraiser was promoted by Bank of Nova Scotia, one of the lead underwriters for Hydro One’s initial public offering. In an e-mail last fall encouraging other financial executives to attend, John Sherrington, vice-chairman of global investment banking for Scotiabank, wrote that he was “honorary chair” of the event and described it as a chance for “a small group of senior executives to spend an informal evening with the Ministers of Energy & Finance.” …
Here are two thumbs from Niagara At Large to The Globe and Mail for posting this story and I urge you to read the rest of it by clicking on the link below.
But before you do that, I am posting two more items below the link for the Globe story. They included a link for a related recent story The Toronto Star did on Ontario Liberal Party fundraising schemes, and contact information for St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley who serves in the Ontario Liberal government’s cabinet.
Bradley’s inbox and phone at his St. Catharines constituency office should be going through a meltdown over messages and calls from upset citizens over this.
And while you are contacting Bradley over political fundraising schemes around the partial privatization of Hydro One, take another moment or two to ask the Liberal minister or one of his office surrogates why his government is sitting back and allowing neo-cons occupying the board and senior staff positions at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority to compromise and corrupt the NPCA’s historic mandate of protecting and preserving what are left of this region’s natural watersheds and wildlife places.
Now here is the link for the Globe and Mail story –
Here is the link to a related Toronto Star story on Ontario Liberal fundraising schemes –
And finally, here is contact information for St. Catharines MPP and Ontario Liberal cabinet minister Jim Bradley –
St. Catharines Riding – Liberal MPP Jim Bradley, 2 Secord Drive, Unit 2 St. Catharines L2N 1K8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 905-935-0018
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