December 01, 2017

CTF: Build Site C or Risk Ontario-level Energy Poverty!

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s new BC director, Kris Sims, joined me to discuss her November piece in the Vancouver Province warning British Columbians about the risks of rejecting Site C in favour of 'green energy' like solar and wind as Ontario has done under the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals. 

Watch as Sims explains how dire things have become in Ontario and despite the CTF's caution regarding how expensive the dam might become, the Site C dam under construction near Fort St. John, BC must be completed.

Is NDP Premier Horgan willing to learn from the mistakes of Ontario or are we likely to repeat them?

And what of the NDP's promise to implement a rate freeze on Hydro rates during the election? What will that mean for rate payers once the freeze is over?

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commented 2017-12-03 12:04:26 -0500
Nobody on the left understands that “Even if in 50 years, Starfish Oil takes the place of Hydro Power, the land of Site C isn’t gone. You just open the flood gates and the land is back , more fertile than ever”. Indians, your sacred land is still there.
commented 2017-12-02 20:52:02 -0500
Tammie , thanks for the link . Definitely another brick in rhe wall .
commented 2017-12-02 16:14:08 -0500
Pixie dust and unicorns will power what’s left of 🇨🇦 so what’s everyone worried about ?
commented 2017-12-02 09:31:38 -0500
Excellent interview with Kris Sims.
commented 2017-12-02 07:48:55 -0500
Homes, in particular mortgages take into account the cost of energy. Young family,s will be unable to afford to own their own home. The turdo government wants to impoverish every working tax paying Canadian to replace them with failed state parasites from third world countries. Replace the Canadian population with illegals and fakugees (like Monsef) fast track citizenship for them so they can vote liebral.
commented 2017-12-02 07:36:13 -0500
Al Peterson
My thoughts exactly. Refugees and illegals do not pay power bills.
This is an attempt to get real tax paying Canadians out of their homes by making it impossible for them to pay the bill.
commented 2017-12-02 04:36:37 -0500
You have to be living in dreamland, or more probably, tokin’ Pakalolo, i.e. Saltspring Island, to believe that there is some magic “Star Trek dilithium crystal” clean energy source for B.C., other than God given, run to the sea, rivers, and hence hydro power…
commented 2017-12-02 04:27:48 -0500
Oops… Out on CHECK News Victoria tonight… Weather bureau confirms that in all of November only TWO days on Vancouver Island saw sunlight!… Go Solar, Go! eh?
commented 2017-12-02 02:43:59 -0500
Ken Martinson what makes hydro dirty or not green? Wind turbines are more toxic than a dam. And oyu are welcome to pay for that with your own money.`
commented 2017-12-02 00:49:38 -0500
With the West Coast already experiencing day after day of rain – what else is new? – that should be a heads-up for any intelligent person in B.C. re the year-round feasibility of “solar”… As for bird and bat killing wind farms, I’m all for them as long as they are plunked in English Bay or the water approaches to Victoria… I mean, if the Horgan/ Weaver Tango think they are so great, they should not mind the view, eh?…
commented 2017-12-01 23:37:50 -0500
Ken Martinson—Why waste a Billion on a Wind Farm just for show (for ignorant environmentalists),
when the Dam can easily do the job by itself?
commented 2017-12-01 23:34:14 -0500
Good to see you again Kris. We’re lucky to have you back in B.C. Ontario’s loss.

Ken Martinson, "Site C can have a GREEN component added to it. "
The dam would provide more than enough power and wind turbines would be redundant. Since wind can’t ever effectively take the place of a consistent source such as hydro, what’s the point? It would just be an expensive unnecessary accessory for show. What’s greener than hydro power? It is initially intrusive to the environment, but is then as clean and reliable as any other energy source out there.
commented 2017-12-01 23:31:44 -0500
Terry Black—I agree wind and solar are failures in Ontario where there is more sun and wind than the Coast of BC. Without exageration
commented 2017-12-01 22:37:04 -0500
How many wind and solar companies are knocking on Horgan’s door looking for contracts? Of course those companies will be giving generous donations to the NDP.
commented 2017-12-01 20:56:29 -0500
Using Wind and Solar for Energy for an analogy that I would compare it to is like using Popcorn Farts to blow the stench of a skunk out of a room! Half the time it doesn’t work and the other half it never ever produces enough to get the job done!
That is what those energy sources are like – Extremely Unreliable!
I would never invest a Wooden Nickle into it again!
commented 2017-12-01 20:07:41 -0500
Site C can have a GREEN component added to it.
We all know that Wind power needs a power plant for backup, when the wind doesn’t blow. So, throw $1 billion into a wind farm, and take the good PR, and use the new dam to supply the electricity when the wind farm cannot. It is a win-win.
commented 2017-12-01 19:24:52 -0500
Those on the right are forever making the same mistake. They think the Left doesn’t get this stuff. Indeed they do. They plan on impoverishing the middle class in order o have the ubermensch and then the vast population of plebeians. Energy impoverishment is a highly succeseful way of accomplishing this goal. Just ask Nikolai Ceausescu. Oh, right, you can’t. The plebeians finally executed him.

The reign of a typical Anti-fascist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9UkASDKvrY
commented 2017-12-01 19:20:40 -0500
SiteC is GREEN energy, and RELIABLE for 100 years +
Windmills and solar panel fields are ugly and rely on windy and sunny days – UNRELIABLE. They need replacing after 20+ years and require battery storage that is not environmentally friendly.
SiteC: Get on with it.