What is going on in Canada this week , lots of unusual stuff.
We have unions sleeping with environmental groups and giving birth to the idea conservation will create thousands of jobs just like the HST did. Most of the jobs would be coming from producing windows and doors which apparently would cut down on energy use and employ a whole bunch of folk. However to purchase these glorious doors and windows most people will need to shift their spending and the people providing service now would be out of work.
If we cut back on electricity it will cost all more . Our government has itself in a locked in position of buying power even if they can’t sell it to the tax payer so they then give it away to other jurisdictions . To make up for this they charge us more for the power we do use. Speaking of being charged for power why didn’t our new smart meters come with a certificate of calibration? Gas pumps get calibration checked , your butchers scale gets checked in fact I do not know of any other metering device that does not get calibration checked except the one the government utility uses to monitor and charge use for our electricity.
What is with the provincial NDP looks like they are fixing their own internal nominations , if this is true what would they do if they ever got into power. Story goes that during the last byelection nominations the local riding favorite was pushed aside by the party straw bosses in favor of a longtime friend of the leader. Is this not the kind of thing the NDP are supposed to be against.
Premier Wynne has said the government , same government that moved the power plants, will cut the red tape and get more industry to set up in Ontario. One of the things mentioned was environment concerns . What does this mean, are going to follow Harpers lead and discount environment reviews , will there be rubber stamp reviews by yet another new government office , let us call it the Ministry of Rubber Stamps and set up offices in all the worlds nice places and staff it with party faithful under multiyear no cut contracts.
Last but not least the PM has decided to prorogue parliament in the hopes the scandals will all disappear and everyone will love him . Nothing new here.