Electricity is back in the news again and some are expressing that green jobs might be lost if the province doesn’t enter into any new agreements for renewable energy. This will save Ontarians a whopping $2.45 per month on their electricity bills.
Ontarians need to know about the original contract between Ontario and Samsung/Korea Consortium, where there was to be approx. 16,000 jobs created. This was challenged in the World Trade Organization Court and Canada lost. Because of the amended trade agreement in 2013 Samsung/Korea could “develop, construct and operate wind and solar generation projects” totaling “up to 1,369 MW of capacity (Phases 1 and 2 and 300 MW for Phase 3). It could also “establish and operate facilities” to “manufacture wind and solar generation equipment” which might create approximately 900 jobs.
With how much Ontarians have spent on this monopoly there would be 900 jobs created – think about that. And it would be the same deal even if it were the PCs or the NDP. They are all getting the same failed advice from the same back-room boys.
We also must remember that there is 3 phases to the Samsung/Korea monopoly and only new agreements, with others, won’t be entered into. This leaves Ontarians on the hook for the next umpteen years, according to the press, and what about the turbines that are already expropriating people’s use, enjoyment and operation of their land with 500 meter plus set-backs, that go over property lines. According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association, a noise receptor is the inner ear, not the government’s definition that it is a house. This expropriation/violation should not be tolerated by any Ontarian because if it can happen to one person it can happen to any person. And one merely has to look at the “big 3” parties to see why this is continuing.
Bill Davis’ PCs (1985) was one of the first to have a government agreement with Suncor (TransCanada), which neither, the Liberals or NDP seem to cancel. This might explain why none of the parties are not saying anything about the breach of trust involved with the cancellation of the gas-plants. Wynne even admitted her government had committed breach of trust against Ontarians – silence from the other parties. As for the Attorney General’s office, why isn’t it upholding the law? Isn’t that its job?
When Ontarians find out what is really happening they might look to someone else to represent them in Queen’s Park and not merely the “big 3” representing the “back-room boy’s.” These costly agreements will be back, no matter which party is in power. So don’t be fooled. We have 18 months to find someone new – let’s do it.
Elizabeth F. Marshall,
Director of Research Ontario Landowners Association
Author – Property Rights 101: An Introduction”
Secretary – Canadian Justice Review Board
Legal Research – Green and Associates Law Offices, etc
Legislative Researcher – MPs, MPPs, Mun. Councillors, etc.
President All Rights Research Ltd.,
Steering Committee – International Property Rights Association
I am not a lawyer and do not give legal advice. Any information relayed is for informational purposes only. Please contact a lawyer.