Bitching about electricity rates is the new provincial pastime in Ontario, and with good reason. Power rates here used to be among the lowest in North America but today they’re among the highest thanks to acts of Liberal vandalism such as the green energy “strategy”.
In addition to disastrous green energy policies, you can add the premature closing of coal plants, aborting half-built gas plants, implementing a carbon tax and bad management skills.
But this just in — it’s not the Liberals who are to blame for the power file catastrophe, it’s YOU.
Watch as I share the perspective put forward by Toronto Star “lifestyle reporter”, Shawn Micaleff, that Mr. and Mrs. First World Consumer are to blame for sucking up all that energy to fuel their ostentatious lifestyles.
The whiny column goes on about the levels of misery we should embrace because, despite working like dogs and being taxed like serfs, we really aren’t worthy of living a “comfortable” lifestyle.
Make every hour Earth Hour and stop hating Premier Wynne! She has to pay massive energy bills too, you know.
Oddly, Micaleff doesn’t address the damned if you do/damned if you don’t factor that finds the vast majority of consumers, already doing everything they can to conserve energy, paying more when power companies have to increase rates to make up revenue shortfalls.
I doubt that the Toronto Star’s “lifestyle reporter” is himself living in some mud hut illuminated by candlelight and warmed by a space heater as he pounds out his propaganda via a manual typewriter.
But, if there’s one thing Liberals and their apologists are brilliant at, it’s that “Do as I say, not as I do” hypocrisy.