Comment 102459

By Mal (anonymous) | Posted June 14, 2014 at 15:53:49 in reply to Comment 102451

For the record, the Liberals' reasons for cancelling the Oakville plant are inconsistent with the way the narrative progressed.

When the Oakville plant was cancelled, Minister of Energy Brad Duguid was quoted in the Toronto Star saying “Not only will the plant not be built in the GTA, it won't be built anywhere in Ontario." The reason, Ontarians were assured, was not that Kevin Flynn's seat was in jeopardy, but that demand projections for electricity in the area were not as forecast, changes in demand and supply that made it clear "this proposed natural gas plant is no longer required".

But relocated it was. The Liberals cancelled the Oakville plant because the energy wasn't needed, then sited it 240km away at extravagant cost (up to $815 million, according to Ontario's Auditor General) to feed power back to the region that didn't need the energy.

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