Kathleen Wynne says Ontario won’t phase out natural gas for home heating
The Canadian Press Posted: May 27, 2016 5:58 AM ET
Quoting “Electricity rates, and gas prices, SHOULD be high. High prices force people to make smart choices about their consumption. We all need to do our part to reduce greenhouse emissions.” Well golly gee, maybe I need to start going without heat in the winter, hot water year round and maybe I’m just being selfish wanting to eat hot food every day. And show. My landlord built an all-electric building (including electric baseboard heaters). I live two miles from one of the largest hydroelectric projects on the entire stinking planet. And I still pay over $200 per month to heat my hovel in the winter. And it’s still not enough for these people. See, this is why I’m getting out of here. I’m moving to Florida.
Niagara Falls, Ontario, in February, 2014. Your Prius doesn’t work here. (LettersToTheBeast)
Quoting “She’s probably right and kinda telling the truth ( Probably? Kinda? —LettersToTheBeast). Existing structures will still use Natural Gas, but all new construction will probably be required to use Geothermal or electricity. Geothermal for a house would cost approx. 30,000 + heating with electricity you could easily say your winter heating bill would double, so if you (sic) current electrical bill is say 200 it would be 400 with electricity. Essentially she would kill home ownership for all new people trying to get into the market and drive away all new business. But that is exactly what this Government has always tried to do.” My apartment has electric heat and I pay over $200 per month during the coldest winter months here in the Niagara Region. And I live midway between that big waterfall and that plant that uses all that water to generate electricity. So I shudder to think what it costs to heat a house in more frigid climes of this province (i.e. Barrie and points north). Having said that, I’m getting my ducks in a row, paying off my debts and getting out of here. According to the publicly-owned Orlando Utilities Commission, residential electricity in that city is eight cents per kilowatt hour. Or a third of what it costs here in Niagara.
Niagara Falls, March 22, 2015 (LettersToTheBeast)
Quoting “Residents of Ontario are ripped off in every possible way by the provincial government and big corporations. Enough is enough!” I agree with you. Unfortunately the man your party fielded as its leader in the TWO previous provincial elections was owned lock, stock and barrel by those corporations. When the PC Party chooses for itself and electable, REAL conservative, get back to me.
Quoting “Every word coming out of Wynne’s mouth infuriates me. Who does she think she’s foolinig? This piece of garbage has no intention of considering the needs of Ontario. Her agenda is of her own ideological making…going to save the world for her grandchildren at all cost!! Her reputation should now be diminished to the point where she has no choice but to run for the hills. Unfortunately, traditional sociopathic behavior won’t allow it. She’s a real fighter! (Despicable) beyond belief. Enough of this nonsense already!” — During the 2003 Ontario election campaign, when Ernie Eves accused Dalton McGuinty of plotting to raise taxes, McGuinty said, ” have no intention of raising taxes.” Of course, the message was supposed to be that good ol’ Dalton would never raise taxes. But parsing legally, weasly, lawery words he was giving himself an out by saying (after the election, of course), “Well, I didn’t WANT to raise taxes. I didn’t INTEND to raise taxes. But this is where we’re at. Our government needs that money.” He actually uttered that last statement in his campaign commercials.
Quoting “No worries Wynne, we will phase you out of the next election.” Well then you’d better hope the P.C. Party finds a leader Ontarians will vote for because Brown is poised to pull defeat from the jaws of victory once again. Three times…THREE! The government was the “Conservatives” for the taking. But John Tory blew it. Hudak blew it. So what do they do? Go back and give Hudak another chance and he blows it again. And, while you’re at it, you’d better hope the federal Conservatives get their stuff together, too.