KENORA – Ontario PC candidate Randy Nickle is calling on Sarah Campbell to correct a statement she made recently related to the creation of the Ontario Power Authority. “I am calling on Sarah Campbell to make sure that she has her facts straight when talking on matters related to issues in this campaign. There is enough banter back and forth during a campaign, but it is important that the debate be based on facts. Ms Campbell had stated that the Ontario Power Authority was created under a PC government. In fact it was created in 2004 under Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty.” said Nickle.
On May 22, in the Dryden Observer, Ms. Campbell pointed to a “bloated bureaucracy” that includes the Ontario Power Authority created by a previous PC government. In fact, the Ontario Power Authority was created in 2004, by the Electricity Restructuring Act under Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty, not the PC’s.
Tom Adams, an Independent Energy and Environmental Advisor also points out flaws in the NDP position. “Ontario’s power system was once a pillar of prosperity. After a decade of Liberal rule, waste and scandal burden our power system. The Liberals are actively working to drive your rates up further. In this election, on the subject of your power bill, NDP stands for No Darn Plan. If you don’t like your power bill, Tim Hudak and the Ontario PCs have the only plan that moves us toward fixing the issues and getting rates under control.” – Tom Adams, Independent Energy and Environmental Advisor
The Northern Vision plan and Ontario PC Platform whose key points were announced May 14 includes:
• Providing local governments with a share of the royalties and taxes that now flow only to the Provincial Government.
• Affordable energy that gets people back to work in the North.
• Giving Northerner’s more control over how their land is used and developed.
• Returning Ontario again to the best jurisdiction in the world for mining and forestry.
• Eliminate unneeded government regulations.