The Site C dam exhibits many of the same traits afflicting other megaprojects: an undermining of the regulatory system, accounting tricks that mask the real cost of the project and an explicit guarantee of a taxpayer bailout.
Canadian consumers and governments are straining to keep up with the costs of large electricity generating projects being constructed by publicly owned utilities.
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 How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report
Ontario ratepayers will pay $100 million for a conservation program that experts admit is unnecessary. Continue reading Ontario’s conservation program another corporate welfare handout
Despite overwhelming evidence that governments do badly when they try to remove the freedom from free enterprise, Wynne and McGuinty ploughed ahead with their green energy vision. Continue reading Kelly McParland: Another wheel flies off Ontario’s green energy bus, and lands on 340 workers
Ontario is repeating its failed public power experiment. Continue reading Ontario’s public power failure redux
Unlike its power companies, Ontario’s gas is sold by pencil-pushers who keep their nose to the grindstone and avoid controversy.
The explosion of e-commerce takes our free road space, hurting commuters.
Political meddling has undermined the province’s electricity sector. Continue reading How Queen’s Park broke Ontario’s provincial electricity sector
The economic argument to keep Pickering open past 2020 relies on an analysis that requires some far apart stars to align.