August 14, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Docs reveal $21.5M in government welfare to Ecofitt is bad deal for Albertans

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Remember when the NDP offered us “free” light bulbs? They sold us a green incentive program to create jobs that turned out to be government welfare for energy efficiency products and taxpayer subsidized jobs. Now I have Freedom of Information documents that show where that taxpayer money is going. 

The FOI shows that taxpayers will be footing the bill for an out of province company’s expenses of over $1.6 million for uniforms and hiring costs that any other private company would be expected to cover themselves.

You’ll be paying over $5.3 million for employee bonuses and over $300,000 for things like recycling fees.

I’d like to tell you what you’ll be paying the most for, but we’re not allowed to access that information:

Due to disclosure exceptions, we’ve only been given the rundown for expenses totalling under $8 million for this program, so we’re left to guess where the other nearly $14 million is going.

This program is costing taxpayers $21.5 million and it’s pretty clear that it’s just not worth the expense.

In Manitoba, they’re apparently saving a maximum of $35 a year (or $3 per month) on energy costs for all these products that they’re buying with their own money.

I don’t know about you, but I think people are capable of buying their own power bars and shower heads without the help of the government.

The NDP thinks that hiring people to screw your light bulbs in for you will win them some friends next election and decrease global temperatures, but it’s pretty clear all they’re really doing is screwing Albertans out of their money.

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commented 2017-08-15 13:59:46 -0400
While the world is burning, our destroyers carry on their evil ways, in the midst of distracting choreographed chaos, barely noticed, but for the Rebel calling them out.
commented 2017-08-15 12:29:56 -0400
How many NDP piggies does it take to screw in a light bulb ? One , they just hold it and the world revolves around them !! I’m counting down the days until we boot these communist scum out . Maybe they can get a job in Venezuela with they’re bestest friends and fellow socialist scum . Right , Nutley
commented 2017-08-15 09:34:25 -0400
Some day most of the ndp vile and corrupt doings will come to light. Hopefully we can catch up to the plague in time. Their deviant school curriculum proposals, their insanity over green energy and shutting down coal, (and signing long term windmill deals) which do more harm to the environment than not (the environmental damage incurred in construction of the avian killers) is rarely spoken of, and recent results published for year 2014, the last year with all the info needed to calculate global wind power production is available, show that wind power production world wide when rounded off to the nearest whole number equaled….ZERO!!!
commented 2017-08-15 09:32:14 -0400
More paper bags exchanging hands using tax payer dollars. I don’t want anything Rachel and her Marxist liars are selling!
commented 2017-08-15 08:01:54 -0400
The NDP are the best boondogglers.
commented 2017-08-15 02:34:26 -0400
Holly sure loves to say boondoggle.
commented 2017-08-15 01:31:51 -0400
Hey watered down commies of the NDP ,i am not an incapable socialist , i can do all this myself. I run my life far better than you clowns run any place you have ever been in power. Why would i want your stupidity interfering in my life?
commented 2017-08-14 21:14:46 -0400
HOLLY, stay on their case , hopefully we will redact them next election