Friday, November 11, 2011

Thomas Walkom Notes The Privatization of Ontario Power

This article appeared initially in The Toronto Star. The topic is one I've noted on my morecoldair blog frequently. It was interesting The Toronto Star, via the Atkinson Principle a publication designed to support Liberal traditions would print it. The Star should explain their support of the government's energy policies in the context of upholding the Atkinson Principles - now that they have printed an acknowledgement public assets are subsidizing private wealth.

Also noteworthy is how frequently, and where, the article is being republished.

McGuinty's stealthy privatization of public power - Power Engineering:
"Ontario is quietly privatizing its electricity system. Unlike former Tory premier Mike Harris, Dalton McGuinty is not advertising this fact. But slowly and inexorably, his Liberal government is squeezing out public power.
The evidence is in the figures. When McGuinty became premier in 2003, about 72 per cent of the province's electricity was produced by Ontario Power Generation, the Crown corporation once known as Ontario Hydro.
By 2010, that figure had dropped to 62 per cent."

'via Blog this'

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