April 29, 2016

Will Wynne KILL Ontario’s auto sector — along with the revenue needed to fund her green dreams?

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

Ontario is inextricably linked to the auto industry but not for long if Kathleen Wynne has her way. She’s about to make a big push to get us all driving electric or hybrid cars, though almost none are made here, and even this pales in comparison to her next plan. 

Yesterday, I discussed a Globe & Mail story that Wynne’s Environment Minister Glenn Murray all but confirmed in a speech to the Economic Club - Ontario wants you to get rid of your current car and buy an electric one.

Most of the cars sold in Ontario are not made here but this move signals to any industry that remains, you’re not welcome here.

Not a single electric car is made in Ontario. Toyota makes a Lexus hybrid in Woodstock but Wynne wants 1.7 million electric vehicles sold in the province in the next eight years. Even if they could convince one of the manufacturers to make an electric car here, it would be years before they ever rolled off the line.

Last year 778,000 new vehicles were sold in Ontario, mostly commercial vehicles with 284,000 being passenger vehicles. To reach Wynne’s goal would mean roughly three quarters of all new vehicles sold in Ontario over the next eight years would have to be electric.

If that happened, what would it do to the top selling Honda Civic, Toyota Corrolla or Dodge Grand Caravan, all made here in Ontario? It would seriously harm the future of those assembly line jobs plus other jobs in the parts sector that rely on those jobs.

The auto industry has told the government their plans are unreasonable and Murray’s response was to threaten them and tell them off.

This government will act even if it hurts the people they collect taxes from. Tax money already goes from those that build cars to subsidize the electric car industry even announcing they’ll invest $20 million to build 500 charging stations for those vehicles!

Couple this with existing subsidies of up to $14,000 per car and whatever else is coming in Wynne’s climate change plan and one thing is clear - Kathleen Wynne’s government will forge ahead even if it hurts the most important industry in the province.

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commented 2016-05-09 22:22:16 -0400
Maybe you should start a campaign Wayne for prison 2016,it seems to be working in the USA.Take McGuinty with her.
Brown better think twice about backing a carbon tax or he is history.It is like a bad dream that we just can’t wake up from.
commented 2016-04-30 16:06:01 -0400
Dumb and Dumber running the province of Ontario.
commented 2016-04-30 12:34:18 -0400
This idea is ludicrous, but what else would you expect from this idealistic, idiotic government. In Ontario the percentage of plug-in vehicles vs. “regular” vehicles is 0.00075%. 6000 vs 8,000,000. This comes from StatsCan.
commented 2016-04-30 10:26:26 -0400
Whinny and her merry band of enviro-socialists are indeed destroying what was the mightiest province in the country, before Dolton McGuilty got his hands on it. As others below have pointed out the cheque is coming due and reality will assert itself. Brown would do well to stick to small “c” conservatism. I think the NDP have acheived more through the years sticking to there principles. The political equalibrium in Canada has been moving steadily left since the sixties as the Liberals pursue the left wing votes. Junior won the last election by actually outflanking the NDP from the left. The dippers voted for Trudeau. The Tory vote was solid. I think the Tories should stick to their guns and be patient instead of joining the mad rush to the left.
commented 2016-04-30 09:18:34 -0400
The auto workers are going to flip out when Wynnie goes after them. I can see mass destruction in Wynnie’s future, once she opens pandora’s box, she had better be wearing body armor.
commented 2016-04-29 22:42:37 -0400
Thanks for the good news KEITH
commented 2016-04-29 22:40:39 -0400
I HEARD ERICK HARLEY ON RED EYE RADIO LAST NITE STATE THAT A BRAND NEW ELECTRIC CAR HAS THE EQUIVALENT OF 80,000 MILES OF CARBON FOOT PRINTING HISTORIED TO ITS MAKING
that doesn’t BOTHER ME , BUT ITS FOR LEFTIES THAT PEEK IN HEAR
AND THATS JUST FROM STUFF OUT OF THE GROUND FOR THE BATTERY ALONE
commented 2016-04-29 21:41:56 -0400
I agree with that Jamie M. Ontario has been de-indudtrializing since Dildo McChimpy oozed into power. The highest costs of production in the north american continent have manufactuers dumping 3K jobs a month for the last decade.

Primier 2mums thinks she can replace these high paid jobs with Walmart greeters, burger flippers, Arab cabbies and university degreed squeegee kids – collapse is close and frankly given the low IQ of Ontario voters a crash is needed to restore sanity.
commented 2016-04-29 19:49:11 -0400
“Will” Wynne kill the auto sector? As in, it hasn’t happened yet?

Geeez, where has TheRebel been hiding since Ontario voted three time for Dildo McDinky, and then his next-in-line-for-the-liar-crown, Wynndigo?

Let’s rephrase the headline:
Wynne to administer the coup de grace to the auto sector…in one more year or two?
commented 2016-04-29 19:40:43 -0400
I…..don’t……care anymore.
Alberta needs to separate.
commented 2016-04-29 19:40:19 -0400
Don’t need oil? Don’t need cars. Perhaps this threat to Ontario might being some of that provinces progressives on side with the average Canadian.
commented 2016-04-29 19:36:22 -0400
…..1934 Ht

GOOD NEWS, THE TEXT SIZE SHOULD BE FIXED TODAY OR THIS EVENING.

THIS RIGHT FROM EITAN VIA EMAIL.
commented 2016-04-29 19:35:51 -0400
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THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTWYNNE AND ONTARIO AND ONTARIO’S PENSIONS WILL BE INSOLVENT (PENSIONS IN LESS THAN 10 YEARS) IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS AND WYNNE NEEDS TO FORCE FEED HIGH PRICED ELECTRICITY (WITH FALLING DEMAND) ON BROKE ONTARIANS.

WITH THE DEAL, WYNNE CAN ACQUIRE MORE DEBT.

ONTARIO HYDRO (OPG) CURRENTLY EXPORTS AT BELOW COST TO BORDERING US STATES DUE TO OVER PRODUCTION AT ONTARIO’S NUCLEAR PLANTS.

TOO MUCH SUPPLY, FAILING DEMAND AND ARTIFICIALLY HIGH PRICESWYNNE NEEDS A HOME FOR THIS AND SOONWYNNE IS IN PANIC MODE.
commented 2016-04-29 19:31:37 -0400
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WYNNE NEED HIGH PRICED ELECTRICITY SALES TO PAY FOR UNDER FUNDED PENSIONS AND PROVINCIAL DEBT THAT WILL COLLAPSE THE PROVINCE IN THE NEXT 2 YEARS.

WITH THIS GREEN CRAP IN PLACE, WYNNE CAN SHOP AROUND FOR MORE DEBT.
commented 2016-04-29 19:26:42 -0400
…..1917 Hr

ONE GOOD THING WE CAN ALL GET A ‘CHARGEFROM, PERHAPS SAUDI ARABIA WILL PUT WYNNE ON THEIR HIT LIST.

THIS DISGUSTING SPECIMEN OF HUMANITY, WOULD DO BETTER TO STICK WITH HER CUCUMBERS AND BOXING GLOVES.
commented 2016-04-29 19:19:59 -0400
Socialists are idiots.
commented 2016-04-29 19:19:22 -0400
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The NDP in Alberta are also killing Alberta’s source of income, that income that could pay for their “green energy” plan just like Wynne in killing Ontario’s income that will pay for Wynn’e “green energy” plan.
commented 2016-04-29 19:09:12 -0400
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WYNNE NEEDS TO SELL MORE HIGH PRICED ELECTRICITY TO PAY FOR UNDERFUNDED AND COLLAPSING PENSIONS AND TO PREVENT ONTARIO FROM GOING INTO FINANCIAL DEFAULT.
commented 2016-04-29 19:08:25 -0400
No need to worry, after all, doesn’t she have that little money tree growing in her backyard, like ones in East York or Leaside apparently do as well since they will pay on average over $800000 for a house and still keep voting Liberal until kingdom come?
commented 2016-04-29 19:07:36 -0400
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WYNNE NEEDS TO SELL MORE HIGH PRICED ELECTRICITY OR ONTARIO COLLAPSES FINANCIALLY.
commented 2016-04-29 19:06:38 -0400
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“…Not a single electric car is made in Ontario. Toyota makes a Lexus hybrid in Woodstock but Wynne wants 1.7 million electric vehicles sold in the province in the next eight years. …”

WYNNE HAS AN ELECTRICITY GLUT TO MANAGE AND USES HIGH ELECTRICITY PRICES TO KEEP PENSIONS AFLOATWYNNE IS STEALING FROM PAYING HYDRO CUSTOMERS TO SERVICE UNDERFUNDED PENSIONS.

ONTARIO HYDRO SELLS AT ZERO COST TO THE US STATES BECAUSE OF THE ELECTRICITY GLUT THAT THE ONTARIO NUCLEAR PLANTS OVER PRODUCE.

WYNNE NEEDS ONTARIO TO USE MORE ELECTRICITY AT HIGHER RATES OR ONTARIO COLLAPSES FINANCIALLY!!!!!
commented 2016-04-29 19:02:31 -0400
How about that! Yet another example of Wynne and her (provincial) Liberal cronies driving Ontario from a “have” to “have not” province. Will someone PLEASE start a conservative party in Ontario so that we can have an alternative to Wynne (one of my friends calls her “Windbag” which I like on several levels) by the time the next election finally rolls around? There’s still time and we REALLY need a genuine conservative party in Ontario. (I’m NOT convinced that the PCs are genuinely a conservative party. It sounds like they want to swing Left again in light of Justin Trudeau’s unfortunate victory last year.)