April 17, 2015

Here's why conservatives shouldn't be cheering Hydro One privatization

Rebel Staff
 

No, Kathleen Wynne isn't having a "Margaret Thatcher moment."

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne just announced plans to partially privatize Hydro One.

Tom Adams, a leading energy consultant, explains why this decision isn't the enlightened, pro-capitalist move conservatives might think it is.

There certainly isn't any windfall on the way for Ontario taxpayers.

In fact, Adam says, it's a shell game.

PS: Guess how many public sector energy employees are on Ontario's Sunshine List, and who's in the number one spot.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments!


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commented 2015-04-19 19:24:12 -0400
I hate to say it but the Liberals completely out class the NDP and the PCs combined in screwing over the Ontario hydro industry – epic management fail that only gifted quacks could accomplish – on par with wage and price control laws.
commented 2015-04-19 17:46:13 -0400
The first step in waking up Ontario is to get rid of the fluoridated water. The Nazi fluoridated the water as soon as they got in power. Fluoridation is banned in Europe.
Fluoride make you docile and according tot he latest Harvard study significantly reduces your IQ. See here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/fluoride_b_2479833.html
Fluoride DOES NOT help stop tooth decay. They is no evidence anywhere where it does. The fluoride they use in city water is industrial waste.
Big corporations + big government + private Central Bank = totalitarianism. Just look at how our freedoms are being chipped away one at a time. Demand verifiable evidence for everything a politician tells you.
commented 2015-04-18 20:19:08 -0400
You are right Stu, it is becoming very evident. Wynne is the poster person for fascism in Canada, with many other provinces following. All of them are, except for Sask. None of them are as bad or as blatant as Wynne’s Ontario though.
commented 2015-04-18 19:23:59 -0400
Wake up Ontario………You have been lulled to sleep by the lie-berals…..
commented 2015-04-18 18:35:33 -0400
I said it before and I say it again: become familiar with the UN’s Agenda 21 and the fascism (merger of corporate and state powers) it really is. What is happening in Ontario under the Liberals will then be as plain as the nose on your face.
commented 2015-04-18 11:20:21 -0400
And people wonder WHY companies that have operated manufacturing plants in Ontario since the early 1900s….have left. Just as with Toyota, which is moving its assembly line from Ontario to Mexico, they are leaving because of HIGH and soaring HIGHER Electricity rates…now the highest in North America…..and going UP. Can’t do business ….like that.
commented 2015-04-18 11:15:58 -0400
Sounds like Winnie is passing the buck again, the one thing that the Liberals do with outstanding regularity. Lets sell the mortgaged to the hilt Hydro One
and maybe no-one will notice when the sleezy bunch sticks another tax on your Hydro bill.I really think the Auditor General needs to delve into this mess
so that the people of Ontario are fully aware of what is going down.
commented 2015-04-18 10:52:24 -0400
Horrified! But not really surprised…
commented 2015-04-18 10:18:21 -0400
JUST A REMINDER—Hydro One is the distribution company that is being examined by the auditor and is a mess with over charging and screwing up customer service with over 10,000 complaints and oh, HYDRO ONE IS THE DISTRIBUTION COMPANY that is mostly in the CONSERVATIVE RIDINGS. Prices will go through the roof.
commented 2015-04-18 08:24:01 -0400
Premier KW,
– Reminds of Mark Twain’s famous definition of a gold mine:
“A hole in the ground with a liar close by.”
commented 2015-04-18 07:30:50 -0400
Wynne is desperate for cash to pay down her/Ontario’s 0.4 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT created by ….wait for it…..liberals and their corrupted programs – big government fails again. Higher taxes, poorer services, lots of strikes by overpaid unions, manufacturers leaving Ontario for Michigan (down the street and better system), shrinking private sector – it’s here and it’s going to get much worse. Hudak handed the election to Wynne – and she was ecstatic about the result – until she woke up to the mess she and the liberals created – stupid liberal intellect turns on itself.
commented 2015-04-18 07:02:50 -0400
Hate to say it but I’m glad I don’t live in Ontario. I was comparing electricity costs with a friend of mine who does live in Ontario. We both use about the same amount of electricity, he pays $300 a month, I pay $50. Enough said.
commented 2015-04-18 03:36:15 -0400
Ezra, thank you thank you thank you for this website and the reports like this one that we get here that just don’t see daylight on the leftist MSM. I rely on TheRebel.media for all the information that the MSM suppresses.
commented 2015-04-17 22:35:12 -0400
For God sake somebody stop her. Wynne makes Bob Ray look like a success story in Ontario. Boy will she go down in history. I sure hope all my relatives don’t move out west now.
commented 2015-04-17 21:34:50 -0400
Well, Brian Kelly, the pendulum should swing back to other way, but it won’t. And they will not be happy until either the Conservatives do exactly as the Liberals have been telling them to do, on anything and everything they say, which will not happen or Harper is out and the main stream media has done its part in installing the vacuous shiny pony is in on his throne.
commented 2015-04-17 18:58:38 -0400
too many twist in these gov’t owned power deals, quebec hydro balked on NB Power because it is the mini replica of Hydro Ontario
commented 2015-04-17 18:55:40 -0400
It’s just Wynne and her cronies putting another screw into the taxpayer, they have zero respect for the taxpayer and I am stunned at how the main stream media does and says nothing. They allow criminal activity to take place as well as allowing the destruction of the economy and social safety network as well as bankrupting our children and their children. Everyone knows that if this was a Conservative they would have been publicly hung by the main stream media. Cases in point, billions of dollars wasted in Ontario by a Liberal government and nothing said, sexual grooming of our kids and nothing said, pedophiles that had a hand in getting this curriculum up and running and nothing said. Now you have Senator Mike Duffy going thru walls of cameras and reporters and there is a lot said. Oh and by the way, Liberal Senator Marc Harb who is even worse, but nothing is said. When is this insanity going to stop, the main stream media needs to report and not be so bias, everyone knows they are bias and they snub their nose at you. Like I said before, the pendulum needs to swing back the other way, the way of sanity and accountability to ALL parties. Banana Republic is where we are going if this insanity does not stop.