You know Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau's right hand man? Well, before that, he held the same role for former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty. He was the architect of McGuinty's Green Energy Act.
And today, Dalton McGuinty (and Gerald Butts') Green Energy Act was repealed, after ten long years:
Ontario's Government for the People is delivering on its promise to repeal the Green Energy Act, 2009, that led to the disastrous feed-in-tariff program and skyrocketing electricity rates for Ontario families.
The Green Energy Repeal Act gives government the authority to stop approvals for wasteful energy projects where the need for electricity has not been clearly demonstrated. This will put the brakes on additional projects that will add additional costs to electricity bills that the people of Ontario simply cannot afford. Along with repealing the Green Energy Act, the new legislation gives municipalities the final say over the siting of future energy projects in their communities.
That was a big part of it. You can’t build a pipeline without endless consultations. Even people thousands of miles away are allowed to weigh in on pipelines. I’m not kidding, the Northern Gateway Pipeline allowed input even from foreigners.
But not for building massive wind turbines! The Green Energy Act did not allow local towns to have a say when these ugly, noisy things were foisted on them.
Plus: Oilsands companies and other mines often have to set aside real money for clean-up, in advance, in case they go out of business — the funds were held in escrow. No such thing for wind turbines.
I have seen dilapidated wind turbines on three continents. It’s a real thing — it's extremely unenvironmental.
And Gerald Butts and Dalton McGuinty brought that to Ontario — along with huge power prices.
(I’m sure it’s a coincidence that so many of the major players in the wind turbine business just happened to be Liberal insiders...)
Today all that was repealed.
And more good news — a whole fleet of regulations are being repealed. TONIGHT I'll review this newly passed act, and show you why it's great for Ontario companies and ordinary taxpayers.
If Ontario can undo the Green Energy Act, and the Green belt, and a hundred tiny little regulations. things can be undone. Like carbon taxes can be undone. The pendulum can swing back.
A year ago it was just tiny Saskatchewan standing up to Justin Trudeau on carbon taxes. Now half the premiers are. And though I don’t recommend riots, France shows the people can win, even against a pretentious narcissistic globalist carbon taxer. Macron backed down on his carbon tax.
I never thought I’d live to see the day when the wind turbine mania was officially killed. I did live to see that day; that day is today.
Sometimes, my friends, we can actually win...
NEXT: Paige MacPherson, Atlantic Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, joins me to talk on more good news: New Brunswick is fighting the carbon tax.
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