April 07, 2017

Wynne Liberals ”shrug” as vets forced to sell Legion Hall to pay $48K hydro bills

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

You’d think with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge upon us, our government would be in a mood to look after veterans, but that isn’t the case.

A legion in North Bay, Ontario has had to sell its building because the hydro bill has gotten too high. With a bill coming in at $48,000 per year, North Bay Legion Branch 23 simply can’t make ends meet.

It’s not for lack of trying, either. According to the branch’s MPP, Vic Fedeli, legion officials have switched to energy-efficient appliances, replaced lightbulbs with LEDs, and done their best to conserve—but these efforts haven't amounted to any substantive change.

This isn’t surprising. The bulk of most Ontarians’ hydro bills is in delivery charge, global adjustment fee, and other levies not directly connected to usage. All have contributed to hydro costs doubling in less than a decade, even while Ontario sells off excess hydro—at a loss, no less—to other jurisdictions. Quebeckers and New Yorkers get to pay less for Ontario’s energy than Ontarians do, in fact.

The North Bay legion isn’t an outlier—it’s the new norm. A 76-year old Toronto man called into my radio show in February to tell me he had been living without power since the fall after getting disconnected by his utility. Thankfully he was reconnected after his story went viral, but my inbox was inundated with other hydro horror stories.

All in a supposedly wealthy and free province.

But I guess it’s just too much to ask for veterans to be able to keep their lights on.

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commented 2017-04-08 22:31:26 -0400
Art, if you don’t stand behind our Firefighters,Cops and Military, how would you like to stand in front of them?
commented 2017-04-08 20:55:42 -0400
spacing messed up in post, should have started new paragraph with " … to many vets see the government as their gravy train …"
commented 2017-04-08 20:52:28 -0400
" It all started with Harris and Wynne has just made it worst. "

Conservative Mike Harris (1995-2002) took a bashing and then some trying to clean up the previous messes left first by Liberal David Peterson (1985-1990) and then NDP Bob Rae (1990-1995) but hey why not lump him in since everyone seems to love to do just that. It did not start with Harris nor with Ernie Eves (2002-2003) but rather with Dalton McGuinty (2003-2013) and then his partner in crime Wynne (2013 – present). McGuinty started the train wreck that caused Ontario to go from a “Have” province to a “Have Not” province while Wynne is hammering down even harder than her predecessor. The Liberals’ disdain for rural Ontarians is incredibly glaring and so too is their disdain of veterans. " … to many vets see the government as their gravy train …"

Trolls such as Art VanDelay take their freedom for granted, they care nothing of the sacrifices that our military have made on our behalf throughout Canada’s history. They strive intentionally to destroy those very freedoms yet without those freedoms they could not open their mouths and piss in the wind as they like to do. The irony is completely lost on them.
commented 2017-04-08 20:09:33 -0400
Art Vanerlay. I am sorry to inform you that Veterans do not see the Government as a gravy train. Thede peopl are the ones that gought to give you the right to makes posts. It is a Provincial Government of Ontario that has made it impossible for small and even some large business to make a go at it in that province. It all started with Harris and Wynne has just made it worst. As far as your accusations against teacher in a
Aberta goes i would love to see what proof you have or are you just another Ontarion that likes to bash Alberta.
commented 2017-04-08 20:05:15 -0400
No surprise here. A socialist is someone who has bugger all and wants to share it with you.
commented 2017-04-08 16:23:35 -0400
Like cops and firefighters, to many vets see the government as their gravy train and, of course, then chose to vote liberal (I live beside several, BTW). Well, surprise! They rear ended you people too. No free lunch people (well, maybe if you’re a school teacher. If you’re a teacher in Alberta you get a $500 tax credit for stealing school supplies and using the copier for personal use…I mean ‘out of pocket expenses’)
commented 2017-04-08 16:20:13 -0400
So what’s most important here? Looking out for the welfare of citizens, or using the Hydro system to make Lieberals rich? Maybe one of the trolls can answer that?
commented 2017-04-08 14:40:18 -0400
The ndp & fibtards are greedy special interest groups that don’t give a flying f—-k about their country or our Veterans! Ask not what your country can do for you,ask what you can do for your country. Sound familiar? Wynne,Trudeau & the left wing radicals can go straight to hell!Our Vets deserve all or our respect and financial help at times like this. But we still spend millions on a useless U.N. and other “needy” countries And jihadi justin is going to Vimy Ridge & Normandy???? .What a clown!
commented 2017-04-08 10:39:39 -0400
VETS ARE NOT TRENDY OR COOL have to be lbgq whatever all that is or muslim to be the flavor of the day to get help. regular people need not apply you simply don’t count in a progressive world, especially in liberal ontario
commented 2017-04-08 09:16:22 -0400
Its always communist union goons who vote in N.D.P.and FIBERALS.
commented 2017-04-08 07:49:28 -0400
“Please, how did Wynne get elected?”

The OPP and its union are basically owned by the Red Tent. They put out an attack ad against Hudak in effort to scare the new Canadians of the GTA area which is a large percentage of the voters in Ontario. Threats using police work well against the generally uninformed as well. Then add third party and other public sector unions involvement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT3KQIy-t0M

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2015/02/11/third-party-advertising-in-2014-vote-hit-almost-9-million-elections-ontario-says.html
‘Third-party’ advertising in 2014 vote hit almost $9 million, Elections Ontario says
commented 2017-04-08 05:25:58 -0400
I’m moving to Ontario this summer. Bad idea?

I was having a dinner with a senior living in a retirement community north of Toronto. The conversation turned to hydro charges. I told her that for sixty days of rampant power use (I’m a nocturnalist) with my house lit up like a Christmas tree, my usual bill is about $100, and in summer with the AC almost always on maybe $125.

She told me that she had been doing everything possible to reduce her power consumption but her bills remained just as high or higher. She called the power company and was told that when you reduce consumption your “delivery charge” increases. Ergo, no reason to reduce use since you will get nailed one way or the other.

This delivery charge is something interesting. At my condo in Florida, when I leave to come back to Canada I kill the main fuse but still have to pay about US$8.50 a month for being hooked up. In Quebec the basic rate isn’t too much higher. Meanwhile, I hear about “delivery” in Ontario in the range of $80 to $190. WTF is wrong with the Liberals of Ontario? No wonder business is leaving like rats from a burning building.

The power lines have been paid off long ago. There is no delivery truck showing up to give you a crate of electricity. It costs more to generate power from windmills than from a hydro dam or atomic power plant but the push is on for more wind and solar (with all its toxic elements). Canadian coal power plants are near zero emissions – mostly steam, but to make Al Gore (who is a power hog if ever there was one) feel worshipped Ontario closed down its cheap, clean coal generation plants.

Is this Never Never Land?

Please, how did Wynne get elected?
commented 2017-04-08 02:53:10 -0400
The comments that are frequently put forward here saying Ontarians deserve what they get bely the fact that the power of the electorate does not extend past the limits of the Kingdom of the GTA. The rest of us are forced to endure the policies of these socialists that masquerade as old liberals , the party of the little guy. The debt is staggering and the past decade of decadent and corrupt leadership will burden future citizens for years to come. And in the interim , businesses will languish , move or avoid coming here altogether.
Moving is an alternative. Let the people that destroyed Ontario pay the bills .
commented 2017-04-08 02:31:18 -0400
SHAME ON WINBAG, DOUBLE SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!‘!!!!!!!!!!!!!,
Why hasn’t Winbag been run out of town yet?
Those rates are insane, how can the average earner make ends meet?
I’m sure some people are cutting back on fruit, vegetables, medication, heating, because their buying power has gone to the dogs with this hydro boondoggle.
How can saving a few cents a day by changing light bulbs or running more energy efficient appliances make any difference on your bill. Winbag is bankrupting the residents & her own province, yet she’s still there & making more changes & pushing her lesbian beliefs regarding sex & gender to the population & of course her green scheme. When will Ontarians wake up & demand that this insanity stop.
commented 2017-04-08 02:22:41 -0400
“You’d think with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge upon us, our government would be in a mood to look after veterans, but that isn’t the case.”

-As proven time and again by past actions Liberals only “care” during election time but once elected they crap on their voters, unfortunately the rest of us get hit with the crap as well.

“Why not write to Trudeau and ask for some of that $650 million that he gave for international abortions and contraception. …”

- Junior cares not a spit about Canadians. He only cares about other countries, the UN, faux refugees, and living high off the hog. You’d get more sympathy and intelligence from that doll (Trudeau Doll) that is being sold at the Bradford Exchange.
commented 2017-04-07 22:56:22 -0400
Fraser I told them that the first time I heard him say he was all in for a carbon tax.
commented 2017-04-07 20:49:15 -0400
Fraser McBurney:
I agree. But who else will there be to vote for?
Maybe PAFE (Parents As First Educators) needs to be encouraged to start a new party. They’re the only ones in Ontario who are actually trying to do something good and moral.
Does anyone ever hear anything from the NDP? The No Darn Principles party?
commented 2017-04-07 20:45:48 -0400
Why not write to Trudeau and ask for some of that $650 million that he gave for international abortions and contraception.
$650million would pay for a lot of seniors eating cat food and live in one-room holes.
commented 2017-04-07 20:15:54 -0400
Kathleen Wynne is a morally and intellectually irresponsible sex pervert.
commented 2017-04-07 19:15:48 -0400
Who is the most pot headed in ONT.the union voters or the light weights they vote in???
commented 2017-04-07 17:19:41 -0400
And Wynne will win. And Trudeau will win. Cry me a river, all the losers working in Wal-Mart are still too stupid to realize that you don’t get “free” stuff by voting liberal. But hey…oops they already tuned me out, male and female, “facebook, porn, facebook, porn, facebook, porn. Did somebody say something?” Bring on the collapse. But more likely, a nice little Romanesque slide into the dark ages.
commented 2017-04-07 16:11:47 -0400
The Ontario Provincial Liberals have dug such a huge hole that I doubt even a severely austerity minded Conservative government could dig them out.

There are at least three problem:
1) with massive austerity, we all know the Conservative government would be out on their butt in four years because the left of center people of Ontario (majority of population) do not have what it takes to forbear public sector austerity.
2) even with massive austerity it will take decades to pull Ontario out of this mess.
3) no Conservative nor left of center government has the Chutzpah to do the austerity, especially this PC party with Pattie Brown in charge.
commented 2017-04-07 15:23:06 -0400
The corrupt globalist liberals are trying to erase our history. I’ll bet that old crow will be out celebrating tonight.
commented 2017-04-07 15:19:38 -0400
Wynne, if you screw around with the Vet’s, you can only blame yourself for what happens.

Just a friendly caution notification.
commented 2017-04-07 15:04:49 -0400
WILL THING CHANGE IF WE ELECT A PC GOVRNMENT HEADED BY PATRICK BROWN THE CARBON TAX LOVER, THE GREEN ENERGY LOVER THE LIBERAL IN BLUE.
IT’S NOT TO LATE FOR THE PCs TO GET RID OF THIS GLOBAL WARMING NUT. TIMES HAVE CHANGED COAL IS GOOD ENERGY PRICES HAVE TO RETURN TO THE LOWEST IN NORTH AMERICA IF WE WANT TO COMPETE IN THE NEW ECONOMY. PATRICK BROWN IS NOT THE MAN TO LEAD US. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES WAKE UP FIRE BROWN OR WE WILL BE STUCK WITH THE LIEBERAL POLICIES FIRE HIM FIRE HIM WHILE YOU GOT THE CHANCE. I PERSONALLY CANT VOTE FOR A PC WITH HIM AS LEADER