March 15, 2017

NDP’s “green incentive” program sends $21.5M corporate welfare to Ontario-based Ecofitt

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The NDP have failed miserably in implementing policies that result in a stable business climate that will create jobs. 

Not only are they giving jobs to their friends outside the province but they’re creating jobs for unnecessary tasks like screwing in light bulbs with their new “free” green incentive program.

The $21.5M plan to switch to LED lights, programmable thermostats and power bars that most people already had a decade ago and that taxpayers are actually funding certainly isn’t.

The company the NDP have hired to do these tasks have similar programs in BC, Guelph, Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba, and are actually headquartered in Ontario, so this is just another one of the NDP’s tricks to hire their friends.

Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman said during Question Period last week that they were hiring the “best folks from across the industry” meaning corporate welfare for the NDP’s friends.

This company has a similar program up and running in Manitoba that was brought in by their NDP government. The website says Ecofitt doles out kits containing low-flow shower heads, faucet aerators and insulating pipe wrap claiming it will save Manitobans up to a measly $35 per year.

Actually, it’s going to save people about $3 a month but the keywords are “up to”, and that’s in the most favourable situation.

Here in Alberta, the company will be installing similar products for us including power bars and LED lights because apparently we’re incapable of doing that ourselves. It’s enabling Ecofitt to expand their warehouse by one third according to this ad on Indeed.

It’s also going to cost Albertans $65,000 per year for someone to supervise Ecofitt employees as they screw in lightbulbs, according to that same ad.

This program is costing us $21.5M to line the pockets of the NDP’s friends at Ecofitt - not only is it cronyism, but it’s corporate welfare provided by Albertans.

And not only is it corporate welfare, but it’s also the NDP’s attempt at looking like they can actually do something good for the province, but we all know better by now.

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commented 2017-03-16 03:10:11 -0400
I love how Holly crunches the numbers.
commented 2017-03-15 20:10:32 -0400
@ Ken Hanson commented 2 hours ago
My god hoffman is a pig. We need to tap her fat reserves for cheap power. Does anyone other than me see the paradox in having a grotesquely obese health minister?
Now, now Ken…….

Be a nice man and sit back and let the world unfold as it should – anything less would upset the snowflakes.

Cannot have that now – or can we?

Cheers (all sarc I assure you)
commented 2017-03-15 17:54:02 -0400
My god hoffman is a pig. We need to tap her fat reserves for cheap power. Does anyone other than me see the paradox in having a grotesquely obese health minister?
commented 2017-03-15 17:02:33 -0400
Donald Trump just announced a review of the CAFE standards today in Michigan. He was cheered by union and business leaders alike. The union guys and girls just want to work, but Obama’s CAFE standards which he upgraded just before he left office are onerous on the American car industry in that the relatively cheaper gas makes driving a SUV or a pickup that much more enticing. The Green Idiots think they can change the climate with a carbon tax- yet freedom loving people are buying large suv’s and pickups for functionality, convenience, and SAFETY. I guess people just like Explorers, Pathfinders, and Jeeps rather than some miniscule 1 litre death trap that get better gas mileage. People who have accidents in those little vehicles can take solace in the fact that they will get really good economy out of their electric wheelchairs. God bless Donald Trump for announcing this review of the CAFE standards. Undo whatever Barak Obama has done!!!
commented 2017-03-15 16:17:02 -0400
The more this scam plays out the worse it gets.

Can anyone not agree that the NDP is under fire over most of their policies and ideas. Take Carbon Tax for one. And then there is Bill6.

So with this in mind why would anyone in their right mind think it’s a great idea to sub out the work to an Ontario Co.? This is not good judgement regardless how one feels about the lightbulb scam. Either Alberta does not have available trades or our trades don’t have the expertise? Which is it Rachel? My Lord !

About 2 years to go and then these fascists get the boot.
commented 2017-03-15 15:48:40 -0400
Dos any think the teachers nurses and so called gove. workers will vote for this nut bar next time???
commented 2017-03-15 14:32:50 -0400
More NDP sleight of hand; this party must have attended the Ontario Liberal’s workshop on trying to fool the public!
commented 2017-03-15 14:29:38 -0400
In the last Paragraph of Part2 of “From There to Here” I said:
“Also climate change is big business: For the media catastrophic climate change makes for sensational stories. For Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) it helps raise donations. They tell you that the world is coming to an end, so donate so they can fight the evil villains. For Politicians, they can claim to be saving the world. One actually had the tenacity to suggest that the oceans would stop rising and the earth would heel because of his election. For Businesses, it is good to look green. For the Environmental businesses there are subsidies, guarantees, carbon credits and bail outs to be had. For Consultants and other Professionals, there is the business of advising business and NGO’s on how to navigate the rules, and obtain grants, subsidies and guarantees. For Academics and Universities, there are research grants and other public and private money to pursue. Climate Change is big business; I call it the Climate Change Gravy Train.
commented 2017-03-15 13:12:24 -0400
Keith, now you classify apes with the NDP, an insult to apes everywhere.
commented 2017-03-15 13:10:27 -0400
The ND Pee, all over common sense. This the limit of their intellect. Retarded apes could do a better job.
commented 2017-03-15 13:09:26 -0400
Interesting the NDP would PO the electricians unions by not going local at least on the consulting side, but more shockingly the supply and labour side… must owe Wynne something.
commented 2017-03-15 13:02:48 -0400
Ship that arrogantly ignorant porker – Hippo Hoffman – to Sioux City, Iowa hog processing planet!! We wouldn’t want to contaminate our facilities. She is past her best before date by about 40 years! …I’m sure she’ll make dog food grade. …don’t think the rats could digest that thing!
Doesn’t Alberta have some LAWS in place to curb this thievery?? They – the NDPiggers make all kinds of laws to bully the farmers, oil-men, brewers, and loggers – it appears we need to resurrect the JUSTICE of the Dark Ages and teach these insane lunatic Zombies that civilized people do not & will not stand for this treacherous tyranny!
commented 2017-03-15 12:23:09 -0400
Once again the great Sarah Hoffman insults Albertans! As if there are no qualified people in the thousands upon thousands of unemployed Albertans that can screw in light bulbs! This is so outrageous. If I did not hear it myself I would have a hard time believing it to be true. Honestly! Sewer rats have more intelligence than the NDP. I did sign up for those “free” light bulbs but I bet you that “Ontario” company is going to give us dollar store quality product, so I don’t even want their cheap crap.
commented 2017-03-15 12:12:50 -0400
Of course any Alberta based electrician is just a sewer rat, so unworthy.
commented 2017-03-15 12:02:29 -0400
Why would they hire sewer rats to gather data and package it as giving something “free” (not) to the sewer rats? They won’t be welcome at my house, we know how to buy and use lighting. What a load of BS.
commented 2017-03-15 11:54:51 -0400
I noticed that even in this clip of Sarah Hoffman responding to Brian Jean, she once again insults Albertans by saying that we lived in the dark ages until they, the gods called the NDP, reached down from on high to pull the Alberta Neanderthal rednecks out of their stupidity.

Except Alberta has had solar and wind power in Alberta for a couple of decades now and all of it is run from private companies spending their own money rather than the NDP method of raping Albertans to pay for their ideological “green” schemes lining the pockets of their friends with that stolen tax payer money.