Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she’s worried about electricity costs in Ontario, calling the crushing energy rates an urgent issue. They can't be that urgent to her, the opposition has been warning her about them for years.
The Ontario Liberals Green Energy Strategy adopted an early phase out of cheap, reliable coal fired electricity generation that plunged many Ontario families into energy poverty. Some 60,000 Ontario households had their power disconnected for non payment. It's a crisis.
The same crisis is headed to Alberta. Premier Rachel Notley is phasing out coal fired electricity and dropping a carbon tax on Albertans that will increase the costs of everything we buy.
If only someone had tried to warn both Rachel Notley and Kathleen Wynne about what their green energy pursuits would mean for citizens of their respective provinces.
Oh wait. Someone did.
Watch my video to see Wildrose shadow Minister of Finance Derek Fildebrandt lay it all out for Notley and Wynne in question period on the very day Wynne was in the Alberta Legislature gallery. It's beautiful.
Fildebrandt was raked over the coals by the left for the truth he told but now it looks like even Kathleen Wynne would have to admit he was right.
Fildebrandt deserves to shout “I told ya so”. But he won't.
With all the human suffering that energy poverty will bring to the people of Ontario now and the people of Alberta later, I bet this is one time Fildebrandt wishes he was wrong.