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Ontario Liberals, waist deep and maybe drowning in $1-billion energy scandals and soaring electricity prices, hope Big Green Al Gore can bail them out. At a downtown Toronto event Thursday, the celebrity master of climate hyperbole will join Premier Kathleen Wynne to claim essentially that all the scandal and price increases should be swept aside.
The news release announcing the ceremony/photo-op — from Environmental Defence, whose agents helped create Ontario’s electricity mess — said Al Gore and Ms. Wynne would join arms to celebrate “a precedent-setting climate achievement.” The achievement, they claim, is that “as Ontario goes coal-free, the global significance of the largest carbon reduction project in North America will be highlighted.”
Oh what a tangled bit of misinformation, exaggeration, distortion and misrepresentation those few words contain. You can’t call them lies, because that’s apparently only what drunken mayors do.
Ms. Wynne and Mr. Gore will trumpet that by moving to close down coal plants and fund billion-dollar wind and solar farms across the province, thereby doubling electricity rates, the McGuinty/Wynne Liberals have miraculously and dramatically reduced Ontario’s carbon emissions, and helped save the planet from climate change.
Which is simply not true. Ontario’s carbon production has dropped dramatically, true, but closing the coal plants and going green via wind and solar had nothing to do with the reduction in emissions. They were nuked.
Before Al Gore takes the stage and joins hands with Ms. Wynne at the government-funded MaRS megaplex downtown, somebody should deliver a note to the Great Green Helmsman. “Al,” it would say, “I know how much you oppose nuclear power. So before you get too deep into this Ontario situation, you should know the facts. Ontario reduced carbon emissions by rebuilding and refurbishing seven nuclear power plants (4,250 megawatts). Believe me, the numbers look good on green carbon emissions only if you turn a blind eye to the real history.”
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