Tag Archives: Parker Gallant

Parker Gallant: Hydro One and Premier Wynne: We’re from the government and we’re here to help

(January 8, 2014) Hydro One rates have increased again “less than a cup of Tim Horton’s coffee” — which amounts to a lot of coffee annually. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli; firmly in control of our hydro bills

(December 11, 2013) Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Bob Chiarelli, on November 27, 2013, launched a new website reputedly designed to provide the populus with “Energy Literacy”. Continue reading

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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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Parker Gallant: Pumped storage equals pumped energy prices

(November 18, 2013) As Hans and Franz of SNL fame used to say, “we want to pump you up,” and that appears to be what Northland Power Inc. want to do with a water-filled abandoned iron ore mine in Marmora, Ontario. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Wynne Government picks ratepayers pockets for wind turbine developers

(November 16, 2013) While Premier Wynne was out jogging in the countryside – sans any turbines in the background – for the recently released Liberal promo, many of us ratepayers were having our pockets picked. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Street Lighting and other Liberal “Revenue Tools”

(October 30, 2013) How “conservation” drives up your realty taxes. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Ontario’s environmental commissioner, serving the public or simply sucking up?

(October 14, 2013) On October 10, 2013, Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller released his 194-page annual report titled, “Serving the Public,” and backed it up with a “supplement” that ran to 247 pages. His press conference at 10 a.m. on that day attracted little attention resulting in only minor media coverage. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Who really sets Ontario’s Energy Policies?

(October 7, 2013) In Ontario it’s a well-known fact that the Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEA) was developed because a small group of people convinced a past Energy Minister, George Smitherman, it was needed. That group, the Green Energy Act Alliance (GEAA), even claim they helped him write the Act! Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Ontario’s Ministry of Energy creates Canada’s biggest Ponzi scheme

(October 1, 2013) The press release on September 24, 2013, from the Attorney General’s (AG) office was headlined: “Attorney General recovers $17 million for Victims of Ponzi Scheme” and went on to describe how the money had been seized and sent to the American authorities with respect to a US orchestrated “Ponzi Scheme”. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Duping the public

(September 21, 2013) Three years ago (on November 9, 2010) “confidential” documents were obtained by the Ontario PC Party and reported on by the Toronto Star. The documents disclosed a plan to “confuse the public” about the “true cost of the government’s push for green energy”. Continue reading

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