15 December 2006

Minister of Sunning Himself on a Rock

Dwight Duncan, whose appearance, attitude and accomplishments belie his official title of Minister of Energy, has reluctantly admitted he has been asleep at the switch...

TORONTO — Costs associated with operating Ontario's electricity agencies have soared more than 50 per cent since the old Ontario Hydro was dismantled in 1998, a Globe and Mail analysis has found.

Energy Minister Dwight Duncan conceded that government officials need to examine whether costs associated with overseeing the province's hydro systems can be reined in.
For anyone not making a cabinet minister's salary, with its built in living allowance and expense account, this is a significant burden.

Click below to email Dwight and his boss, Dalton McGuinty to let them know how happy you are at having to bear the brunt of this monstrous incompetence.

Dwight Duncan - Minister of Energy
Fax Number: 416-327-6754

Dalton McGuinty - Premier of Ontario
Fax Number: 416-325-3745

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4 comments:

Ron Mattmer said...

Energy sector workers have suffered through the uncertainties of privatization and restructuring. Communities have been devastated by the bungling that led to the shutdown of entire nuclear stations. Then there’s the debt that was left for Ontario power consumers to pay off. The decisions were made at the top with no public scrutiny.
Little has changed per Tom Adams of Energy Probe as reported in the National Post.

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/archives/story.html?id=90f91377-95b0-470f-b6d9-dca4ea1f57dd&p=1

“When he came to power, McGuinty promised to depoliticize the power system, to give Hydro One a commercial mandate, and let it operate like a business. McGuinty executed not just Parkinson, but also a 180-degree flip-flop.”

The McGuinty government is making political hay out of the departure of Parkinson, CEO of the Hydro One. It’s looking more like Parkinson was made the fall guy for standing up to political interference. According to Parkinson, "H1 is too complex, too valuable and too important to the Ontario economy to be in government hands. Career politicians and mediocre ex-CEOs are not up to the complex challenge of running companies like these. The price of chronic government interference is enormous."

Was our energy minister Dwight Duncan blind to the spending by the top functionaries like Parkinson? Not according to an article by Canadian Business Online. “Dwight Duncan, come on down”.

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/columnists/tom_watson/article.jsp?content=20061218_152535_5312

Under Dwight Duncan’s watch, the energy file has been bungled. Ontario electricity load was miscalculated by 4000 MWs. The plan is to subsidize thousands of wind turbines to appease the green leftists and anarchists who would have us freeze in the dark when the wind doesn’t blow. On account of dithering and flawed policy, Ontario is now committed to keeping coal plants open and building pollution spewing natural gas plants. Ontarians suffer the ill effects and get to pick up the tab for the mismanagement while Dwight Duncan & Co. vote themselves a $20,000 raise.

Neo Conservative said...

ron... thanks for the update.

James said...

You might want to read this article about Dalton McGuinty admitting he flip flopped on his stance on privatizing electricity.

Neo Conservative said...

thx for the link