Mussolini could have taken lessons from the McGuinty Liberals.
- a massive government power grab: "Already famous as a green nanny state, where every course at every school is to be larded with environmental propaganda, Ontario is now set to become a kind of green fascist state. The new energy act sets up carbon reduction and renewable energy — wind, solar, biomass — as quasi-religious goals that will be achieved via a massive power grab."
- undermining the economy and the environment: "Ontario’s Green Energy Act should more accurately be called Ontario’s Gangreen Act. ... No piece of legislation in memory will do more to simultaneously undermine Ontario’s economy and environment. This one act rolls back decades of environmental gains in the energy sphere and opens the door to a future of environmental outrages."
- government collusion with corporate rent seekers and green activists: "In summary, the Ontario government pays millions of dollars to environmental activists and corporate interests to lobby the Ontario government and agitate for the Green Energy Act, which act serves the interests of the agitators.... So a final question on Ontario’s new Green Energy Act: What’s the definition of corruption?"
- police state enforcement of green laws: "Is that a beer fridge in your basement?"
As a former citizen of the once wealthy and sane Ontario I find this sad. As a Canadian I find it alarming. McGuinty and co.’s ‘Green Energy’ travesty will almost certainly drag Ontario, former economic engine of the country, deeper into its economic quagmire - and sets a dangerous example for other provinces.
British Columbia, having been the first to implement a carbon tax, join the Western Climate Initiative and shamelessly star-f**k green RINO Arnold Schwarzenegger, has already proven it has a taste for climate change Kool-Aid. So adopting McGuinty-like green fascist energy policy here isn’t far-fetched.