Category Archives: Manitoba

How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report

Government-owned power utilities across Canada are pushing ahead with multi-billion dollar megaprojects, while undermining the regulators put in place to protect consumers from such reckless behaviour, according to a new analysis from the Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading

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Ratepayers on the hook for Hydro

(December 23, 2015) Manitoba Hydro is embarking on a record-breaking spending spree that will saddle Manitobans with decades of above-inflation rate increases.

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Parker Gallant: Thunder Bay, gored with the Wynne

(November 24, 2013) Seen by the Liberals and Environmental Defence (ED) as a breath taking moment for Ontario, the high priest of Global Warming, Al Gore arrived in Toronto to heap praise on the Premier and the Ontario Liberal Party at an event at MaRS Discovery District on November 21, 2013. Continue reading

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Politicians ‘missing the point’ on Hydro, say experts

(November 14, 2007) Provincial political leaders are mired in the past when it comes to the debate over Manitoba Hydro – and it could end up costing Manitobans a fortune, according to an Ontario energy expert. Continue reading

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Let’s examine Hydro heresy

(Feb. 24, 2007) The idea that Manitoba Hydro might sell electricity to Manitobans at something like a market price rather at cost and use the extra money to reposition the provincial economy has long been heresy, seldom spoken or raised publicly outside the editorial pages of this newspaper. The taboo, however, was broken in a significant way on Thursday. Continue reading

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Let’s examine Hydro heresy

(February 24, 2007) The idea that Manitoba Hydro might sell electricity to Manitobans at something like a market price rather at cost and use the extra money to reposition the provincial economy has long been heresy, seldom spoken or raised publicly outside the editorial pages of this newspaper. Continue reading

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Black gold on tap

(February 18, 2007) If you listen carefully, humming deep within the sound of crystal clear water rushing through the pristine wilderness of northern Manitoba is the faint echo of a fortune to be made. Continue reading

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