Author Archives: parkergallant2

About parkergallant2

A retired International Banker

Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration, Phase Two

(November 13, 2019) A look at the experts behind the collaboration. Continue reading

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Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration, Phase One

(November 11, 2019) The results could be nasty for taxpayers and the economy. Stay tuned.  Continue reading

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Consuming less drives up costs for Class B ratepayers

(November 3, 2019) Consuming less means lower costs, right? Not in Ontario. Continue reading

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Michigan’s GDP and jobs grow—with a $4.5 billion subsidy (and growing) from Ontario ratepayers

(October 6, 2019) How was Michigan able to maintain rate increases below inflation while Ontario’s increases were well above? As it turns out, Michigan is a large purchaser of Ontario’s surplus electricity generation. Continue reading

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September 30, 2019 – just another high-cost electricity day in Ontario

If every day was like September 30, 2019, Ontario ratepayers would be paying $2.7 billion for power consumed elsewhere, while operators of FIT generators would be stuffing money in their bank accounts. Continue reading

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Ford government floundering on electricity portfolio

The IESO’s monthly market report for August broke several records and none of them were to the benefit of Ontario ratepayers. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: The debt retirement charge — Premier Wynne’s $6.2 billion “revenue tool”

(April 11, 2014) The Auditor General’s report released December 10, 2013, highlighted some of the problems inherent with taxpayer-owned Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG), particularly it’s above-market human resource costs. Continue reading

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