PCs Slam Wind Farms – Wynne Liberal’s Legacy The “Destruction” Of Rural Ontario

Doug Ford Would Kill Ontario’s Carbon Tax 

A News Release from Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford’s election campaign

Posted May 15th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Doug Ford and other Ontario PC Party reps have no problem finding constituencies of people in rural communities who oppose wind energy farms.

(A Brief Foreword Note from Niagara At LargeOntario’s PC Party has had an ongoing track record of opposing wind energy facilities in the province and on a related note, the party’s leader, Doug Ford, has promised to kill the current Liberal government’s tax on carbon emissions if he becomes the next premier. It is not clear if the party has an alternative plan for effectively reducing carbon emissions as a path to meeting Canada’s pledge to other countries to address climate change.)

From the Ontario PC Party – This (past May 12th(, , Kathleen Wynne  (was)  in Hastings, where her candidate in the riding next door once said her legacy will be the “destruction” of rural Ontario, and “the waste of literally billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money.”

Robert Quaiff, the Liberal candidate in Bay of Quinte, also serves as the Mayor of Prince Edward County.

In August, 2015, Quaiff wrote a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne, and then Environment Minister, opposing the Green Energy Act and the wpd White Pines Wind Incorporated industrial turbine project.

Quotes from the letter:

 “It is becoming apparent that the legacy of this term of government will be the destruction of and discrimination against rural Ontario, and the waste of literally billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money, both occasioned by the Green Energy Act and the complete lack of cost analysis and informed technical advice which should have preceded its introduction.”

“The undemocratic Green Energy Act…”

“…am calling on you to impose a moratorium on all new wind factories, including that of wpd White Pines, until the Green Energy Act is revisited, democracy is restored, and municipalities are again permitted to decide for themselves whether or not to host these devastating projects…”

Here is a related message from Ontario PC Party Leader Doug Ford, circulated this April –

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2018

Statement from Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford on the Carbon Tax

Today (this past April 25th, 2018), Premier Scott Moe announced the Saskatchewan Government is asking a court to rule on the constitutionality of the federal carbon tax.

In response, Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford issued the following statement:

“The Ontario PC Party supports Saskatchewan’s court challenge. I have always been very clear; the people of Ontario can’t afford a carbon tax in whatever name or form. Not now. Not ever.

“Kathleen Wynne’s cap-and-trade carbon tax is nothing but a slush fund that takes money out of the pockets of hard-working people and kills jobs here in Ontario. This expensive scheme ships hundreds of millions of dollars to California, and raises the price of everything from gasoline to groceries.

“The Ontario PCs will scrap Kathleen Wynne’s cap-and-trade carbon tax, and fight any effort by Justin Trudeau and the Federal Government to impose a carbon tax on the people of Ontario.”

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 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

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