Chiarelli opens his mouth and out comes more CRAP that is just spin spin spin!

Posted: May 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

This Liberal Government is so beyond belief any more that if they stated that there was one moon in the sky we would all doubt it and go outside to check for ourselves as nothing this present Liberal gang of gerbils says means anything to anyone anymore!

Today Chiarelli, the umpteenth Energy Minister for this minority Government fed left wing news outlets so much garbage about “how this new Liberal Government” is going to try and engage Rural Ontarians again by allowing their Municipalities to have….ummm………..hmmmm………………….oh yeah ……….more of the same old same old Green Energy BULLSHIT!

Only this time it was wrapped up in warm and fuzzy Strategy Group’s psycho babble that nobody understands except the pencil necks and politicos who speak that kind of gobbleygook .

It would actually be more honest if these muppets of mediocrity would just shut their pie holes and just keep on screwing us dry for all our tax dollars without trying to “con us” with this tax payer funded spin!

Here’s where we are at with this Horwath/Wynne Clown Show!


Minister of Energy tells us to “Follow the Bouncing Ball”

Ontario’s Liberal Government must love the fact that Ontario’s media are focused on both Municipal and Federal scandals and have basically relegated the Provincial scandals to the second or third pages of the print media. It matters not that aides to the former Premier, Dalton McGuinty, deleted e-mails or that McGuinty testified before the Ontario Justice Committee denying all knowledge on the costs of the gas plant moves!  It presented the perfect opportunity for the Minister of Energy, Bob Chiarelli to make an enigmatic announcement about the feed-in tariff (FIT) program. In this writer’s humble opinion the announcement appears to have been contrived by the Liberals strategic advisers, the Sussex Group, in a concerted effort to dupe the public.

The Chiarelli announcement pretends that the Liberals plan to allow “increasing local control over future renewable energy projects” but if one reads the press release it become obvious that central planning (reminiscent of the former USSR) remains firmly in the hands of the Energy Ministry. The release stated;

“It will require energy planners and developers to work directly with municipalities to identify appropriate locations and site requirements for any future large renewable energy project.”

The foregoing is not a change from the existing regulations which required consultation with local municipalities and offered extra points to the developer if the municipality came onside. What the Chiarelli announcement didn’t do is to provide the municipalities with the power to simply say “we are not willing hosts”, which is what 36 (so far) of approximately 90 municipalities, (identified as; sites with good wind by the Ontario Power Authority ) have said, by passing by-laws proclaiming that phrase.
The advent of a “competitive procurement process” was the only welcome addition in the announcement when it comes to renewable energy but with approximately 5,800 MW, of 8,200MW planned, under the Long-Term Energy Plan, already under contract by the OPA, most of the damage to our existing and future energy bills has already occurred.

The other interesting tidbit coming from the announcement was the plan to;“Work with municipalities to determine a property tax rate increase for wind turbine towers” which quite rightly is a slap on the wrist of the former Minister of Finance, Dwight Duncan, who instructed the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to assess industrial wind turbines at $40,000 per MW despite the fact that the capital costs per MW were in the $1 million to $1.2 million range. Duncan, now in the private sector; recently waded into the “Ford” fiasco in Toronto stating in the Toronto Star;

“Can you imagine a provincial politics or senior cabinet minister were in this position? We have had ministers resign for viewing movies in hotel rooms. It’s just gotten beyond the pale.”

Beyond the pale is a Finance Minister executing policies that go against the tenets of common sense which he did by directing MPAC to assess industrial wind turbines at such a ridiculous amount and not taking a position to save taxpayer and ratepayer dollars by fighting the cancellation of the gas plant moves. One also wonders if he considers the deletion of e-mails of senior Liberal staffers as beyond the pale?

It will be interesting to see if Minister Chiarelli is able to convince the new Finance Minister, Charles Sousa, in the new Premier Wynne led government to renounce his predecessor’s direction and increase the assessments against industrial wind turbines to something that is close to their true value. If not, the tepid endorsement to today’s announcement that he received from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) may be quickly withdrawn.

On the surface Minister Chiarelli’s announcement appears to be simply another Liberal “empty gesture” meant to satisfy CanWEA and burden ratepayers. Just more smoke from Queens Park as we taxpayers and ratepayers try to follow that “bouncing ball”.

Parker Gallant,
May 30, 2013




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