Tuesday, October 08, 2013
On The Gasplant Thing
Ouch. Dumbest thing the OLP ever did, was cancel those plants. Cost a fortune, as everyone can plainly see, and really gave the anti-Green Energy Act opponents their only half-decent argument: money is obviously not a problem, and you were willing to listen to NIMBYs down in the GTA, so why won't you listen to us? As an issue going forward--who knows? I'd say it helps Horwath more than Hudak, because Hudak is sad and his platform is a tea-party style attack on Canadian values that won't resonate. But who can say? This one has been in the news forever. The story was told long ago: a former Premier blew a lot of money to win a couple of ridings he would have won anyway; the new Premier has apologized and vowed to move forward. That may just be enough.