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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems the OLP is going to remove the PST portion of the HST off electricity;

Its a nice gesture, except they were the ones who originally applied to to electricity in 2010.

If they remove it from gasoline while they are at it, we will back to the same level taxation on fuel as we were during their second term in power.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iF (big 'if') the Wynne Gang are so gung-ho on green energy, shouldn't they be doing everything they can to make electricity more expensive?

Just another case of politicians in dreamland, thinking they can get the benefits without paying the costs? Or at least hiding the costs under a tax decrease?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cosmostein wrote:
Seems the OLP is going to remove the PST portion of the HST off electricity;

Its a nice gesture, except they were the ones who originally applied to to electricity in 2010.

If they remove it from gasoline while they are at it, we will back to the same level taxation on fuel as we were during their second term in power.



I just don't see this HST rebate being enough to get Wynne out of this mess and back to normal levels of support , her government is far too stale and out of gas in my view

it also be interesting for someone to do a comparison for a home that uses similar amounts of electricity as 2003 when liberals first won , to what there bill is now ? I imagine there would be some real shockers as to how much electricity costs have risen even for homes that haven't increased there usage over this time . the crazy high salaries at hydro one and push for green energy have driven Ontario's hydro bills thru the roof
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( wynne was apparently booed at the international plowing match when she tried to talk about hydro rates )


Why Wynne was booed on hydro


First posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 06:43 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 06:47 PM EDT



Kathleen Wynne
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne takes part in a plowing competition during the International Plowing Match in Harriston, Ont. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon



It’s hard to imagine Premier Kathleen Wynne being applauded anywhere in Ontario over hydro rates.

So it’s not surprising she was booed at the International Plowing Match Tuesday in Harriston, Ontario, when she started talking about them.

Wynne told reporters she understood the frustration many rural residents — who have been particularly hard hit by skyrocketing electricity rates — are feeling.

Many may not be aware, she said, that the government is offering qualified rural residents hydro savings of up to 20% as announced in the throne speech.

But beyond soaring prices, rural Ontario has also been ground zero in the war between local communities and Ontario’s wind development industry over the invasion of unpopular industrial wind factories under the Liberals.

Adding insult to injury, wind power makes the hydro system run less efficiently, and thus more expensively, because of its intermittent nature and the fact it has to be purchased before other less expensive forms of green energy such as hydro power.

The current and previous auditors general of Ontario have identified numerous blunders by the Liberal government in developing green energy as one of the major reasons for rapidly increasing hydro rates.

Wynne argues the Liberals had to make major improvements to the grid because of the poor state it was in when they came to power in 2003.

It’s true significant repairs were needed and the cost of electricity would have gone up no matter who won that election.

But, according to Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk, the Liberals have also done a poor job on that file.

Lysyk reported in December, 2015 in her last audit of Hydro One — since the Liberals are now selling 60% of it to the private sector — that between 2010 and 2014, its mainly rural customers experienced 24% more outages lasting 30% longer, while costs to maintain the system increased 31%.

She called it “consistently one of the least reliable among large Canadian electricity distributors.”

Between 2012 and 2014, Lysyk found, Hydro One’s maintenance backlog increased 47% and outages 7%, with a risk of more power failures because it wasn’t replacing $4.5 billion worth of worn out equipment.

In other words, this is unlikely to be the last time Wynne gets a rough ride in rural Ontario over electricity.

http://www.torontosun.com/2016.....d-on-hydro
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( an interesting poll from Mainstreet polling , shows as of today pc's 35 , lib 21 , ndp 18 , green 5 , undecided 21
but if liberals dumped wynne and got a new unnamed leader ? it be 29 lib , 28 pc , 16 ndp , 5 green , 22 undecided .
I'm rather shocker there'd be that much of a change simply by dropping wynne as many people have been upset at the liberal government for a number of years and a new leader would still be leading the same old government but not a shock they'd do a bit better but by how much is hard to believe , but I see her as being rather stubborn and not convinced she has any plans to leave unless she continues to lose by-elections and gets pushed out by her mpp's )



Liberal Sweep Possible – Just Not With Wynne

September 22, 2016|Mainstreet|Featured, Ontario, Public Polling


September 22, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds the Ontario Liberals could win a majority government – with a different leader. The Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll was conducted September 17-18, 2016, with 2,562 respondents it has a margin of error of +/- 1.94%, 19 times out of 20.

“If an election were held today, the Ontario Liberals could return to power with a majority government,” said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research. “When asked to consider an Ontario Liberal party led by someone other than Kathleen Wynne, the Liberals lead Patrick Brown’s PCs by 4% including a staggering 22% lead in the 416 where a sweep is possible. The bad news for current Premier and party leader Kathleen Wynne is that it is all but impossible right now with her at the helm. With the current Premier as leader, the Liberals trail by 15% and would be hard pressed to win a majority of seats even in the 416 where they are leading by just 10%.”

“As we approach the mid-term of Kathleen Wynne’s mandate, it appears her own popularity lags the Liberal brand drastically. This reversal of fortunes for the once popular Wynne who outpaced her party brand in June 2014 to lead them to an unexpected Majority is quite astounding but not unprecedented in Canadian politics.”

“It is reminiscent of other first term Premiers including Jim Prentice and Alison Redford in Alberta & Greg Selinger in Manitoba.”

“Like Prentice, Redford & Selinger before her, Wynne’s brand rejuvenated a long serving, tired administration with significant baggage. Her push of the Liberal brand to the left in 2014 outflanked a hapless Andrea Horwath led NDP – but that was then.”

“Her personal credibility on the left end of the political spectrum is now gone. With a widely unpopular Hydro One privatization, her accomplishments in Education, Healthcare, Environment and Transit go unnoticed.”

“With twenty months till the next election it may be possible to right the ship. An expected contest in the Liberal bastion of Ottawa-Vanier will be an opportunity for the Wynne Liberals to prove the results of Scarborough-Rouge River were a meaningless blip much like the Etobicoke-Lakeshore loss in 2013. A loss in Vanier would begin a long, slow march towards a campaign in the spring of 2018 that can’t come soon enough for PC leader Patrick Brown. His personal awareness and approvals have increased and now sit at 44%, 12% back of NDP leader Andrea Horwath who sits at 56% and outpaces the current Premier almost 3 to 1.”

“Whether Wynne can recast herself successfully in the months ahead is hard to say. Many believe the Province isn’t going far enough to reduce Hydro costs (46%),” finished Maggi.

http://www.mainstreetresearch......not-wynne/
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This hypothetical question doesn't mean much. Maybe it means that the Liberal 'brand' still is attractive to a lot of people. Or that the Conservative brand is only acceptable as a default to the Liberals, when they go awry.

It's like those cases where 'none of the above' runs ahead of any one candidate. But as soon as a candidate tries to capture that 'none of the above' vote, they find it is elusive, shattering in many directions.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
This hypothetical question doesn't mean much. Maybe it means that the Liberal 'brand' still is attractive to a lot of people. Or that the Conservative brand is only acceptable as a default to the Liberals, when they go awry.

It's like those cases where 'none of the above' runs ahead of any one candidate. But as soon as a candidate tries to capture that 'none of the above' vote, they find it is elusive, shattering in many directions.


I think what the second set of polling numbers said was that the pc's still have a ways to go in terms of building policy and a credible alternative to the liberals . there is clearly a lot of voters even many liberals fed up with wynne but the opposition has yet to come out with ideas and such to get them excited .

the pc's need to figure out what the swing voters want from a new government and if there is going to be any money left to deliver such promises . the province is deeply in debt and there isn't going to be a lot of extra money for the next government to spend on things unless it wants to go even deeper in debt .
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( they have a good point she can't be counted out yet , I also don't think she has any plans to quit as liberal leader yet although some in her caucus may be ready for someone new I just don't see her leaving only something more drastic happens in months ahead )



Don’t count out Premier Wynne


First posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 06:09 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2016 06:17 PM EDT



Kathleen Wynne
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne arrives for the announcement of Ontario150, a year-long celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of Ontario and Confederation, Friday September 16, 2016 in Ottawa. (Errol McGihon/Postmedia Network)



Despite a couple of recent bad polls no one — particularly Ontario’s opposition parties — should be writing off the political career of Premier Kathleen Wynne.

She’s smart, tough, a good campaigner and she’s created a well-funded election machine bolstered by corporate donations and private and public sector union support, the latter representing one million Ontario workers.

Such are the advantages of power when your party has been the government for 13 years and will be looking for a repeat in 2018.

True, two recent polls show Wynne and the Liberals are behind PC leader Patrick Brown and the Progressive Conservatives by double digits.

But based on the elections of 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2014, you could argue all that means is Wynne and the Liberals have Brown and the Tories where they want them.

In each of those contests the Conservatives were either ahead of or competitive with the Liberals at the start of the race and ended up losing, mainly due to self-inflicted wounds.

For example, former PC leader John Tory’s unpopular plan to publicly fund faith-based schools and Tim Hudak’s poorly explained promise to reduce the public service by 100,000 jobs, which had every public servant in the province thinking they might be fired.

As for Thursday’s Mainstreet Technologies/Postmedia poll suggesting the Liberals could win a majority if they dumped Wynne as leader, it’s not that simple.

The poll didn’t ask people about specific Liberal candidates, which means people were free to project whoever they wanted as leader in expressing their support for the party.

But in an actual leadership race with flesh-and-blood candidates, not only would Liberal support for anyone other than Wynne fracture, many voters would drift to the other parties, depending on whom the Liberals chose.

If Wynne’s going to lose the next election, it’s not going to be because she gave it away.

It will be because an opposition leader — Brown, we hope — presents a clear alternative with a real plan to address issues such as soaring hydro rates, the Liberals’ green energy disaster and the fact Ontario is now the most indebted sub-sovereign borrower in the world, with a public debt rapidly approaching $350 billion. That’s what he needs to focus on.

http://www.torontosun.com/2016.....mier-wynne
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RCO wrote:
cosmostein wrote:
Seems the OLP is going to remove the PST portion of the HST off electricity;

Its a nice gesture, except they were the ones who originally applied to to electricity in 2010.

If they remove it from gasoline while they are at it, we will back to the same level taxation on fuel as we were during their second term in power.



I just don't see this HST rebate being enough to get Wynne out of this mess and back to normal levels of support , her government is far too stale and out of gas in my view

it also be interesting for someone to do a comparison for a home that uses similar amounts of electricity as 2003 when liberals first won , to what there bill is now ? I imagine there would be some real shockers as to how much electricity costs have risen even for homes that haven't increased there usage over this time . the crazy high salaries at hydro one and push for green energy have driven Ontario's hydro bills thru the roof


I think the OLP is simply trying to head off the PCs rise in popularity more than trying to save themselves.

The theoretical discussion about dropping the PST portion of electricity and heating bills VS. a 5 + 5 solution has been pretty common chatter during the two most recent PC leadership races.

Something with the PST was likely going to be a campaign pledge by Brown and Co.
Now they need to pivot.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
This hypothetical question doesn't mean much. Maybe it means that the Liberal 'brand' still is attractive to a lot of people. Or that the Conservative brand is only acceptable as a default to the Liberals, when they go awry.

It's like those cases where 'none of the above' runs ahead of any one candidate. But as soon as a candidate tries to capture that 'none of the above' vote, they find it is elusive, shattering in many directions.


I agree,
In a situation where none of the party leaders have a particularly high approval rating adding a "mystery" leader who is all things to all people is going to be an attractive alternative.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cosmostein wrote:
Bugs wrote:
This hypothetical question doesn't mean much. Maybe it means that the Liberal 'brand' still is attractive to a lot of people. Or that the Conservative brand is only acceptable as a default to the Liberals, when they go awry.

It's like those cases where 'none of the above' runs ahead of any one candidate. But as soon as a candidate tries to capture that 'none of the above' vote, they find it is elusive, shattering in many directions.


I agree,
In a situation where none of the party leaders have a particularly high approval rating adding a "mystery" leader who is all things to all people is going to be an attractive alternative.


that whole second part of that poll is very iffy , since they poll people about a mystery liberal leader , I've read in situations like that when there is no candidate or leader , people picture there perfect /dream leader instead of a realistic option so the numbers are very questionable .

I also don't think wynne is gong to just quit unless something drastic happens , this is a leader stubborn enough to stick around when her approval is around 20% which is dismal , someone like that is not going to go easily . I'm also not convinced another by-election loss would be enough either , if you look back the Ontario liberals lost many other by-elections between elections (to ndp and pc's ) and leaders didn't quit then so not expecting it to happen now .
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( this poll from Ipsos has somewhat different numbers than the others although a high margin of error 4% and only a 5% lead for the liberals so essentially tied , first poll in some time to show wynne with a lead as other polls forum and mainstreet had her behind )


September 28, 2016 7:00 am

Liberal support rises but Ontarians believe province headed in wrong direction: poll

By Kevin Nielsen National Online Journalist, Breaking News Global News



A majority of Ontarians believe the province is headed in the wrong direction but the Liberal government still has more support among voters than the opposition, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

The survey, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Global News, shows support for the Liberal government has risen 5 points to 40 per cent since they gave their throne speech on Sept. 12. The Progressive Conservatives, under the leadership of Patrick Brown, have seen their support fall to 35 per cent. Meanwhile, under the leadership of Andrea Horwath, the New Democrats have also seen a decline in their numbers as well – down 3 points to 20 per cent.

WATCH: Patrick Brown reacts to Liberal government throne speech



While the results of the poll, which was conducted from Sept. 19-22, show the Liberals have made made recent gains among the public, they still have plenty of work to do before the next election.

READ MORE: Hydro rates: More than half of Ontarians say new rebates don’t go far enough

More than half of Ontario voters (62 per cent) believe the province is headed in the wrong direction while just a quarter of voters believe Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government deserves re-election (25 per cent).

“It looks to me like it has as much to do with what the options are, as opposed to how people are reacting to this specific government,” Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs, said.


“They want a change but are not seeing anything that inspires them to change.”

On Tuesday, Ipsos released another poll suggesting voters weren’t happy with the recently announced hydro rebates. Fifty-three per cent declared the Wynne government didn’t go far enough.

Bricker said he was surprised by Wednesday’s numbers considering results of the hydro poll paired alongside other recent polls which had been showing the Conservatives ahead in public opinion. While he was surprised by the poll, he pointed to Wynne’s other numbers which were reminiscent of another recent Canadian leader.

“If you look through the poll and you look at things like approval, whether the province is on the right track or the wrong track, whether or not people approve of the premier – all the numbers are not very good,” he explained.


“In fact, they’re probably worse than Stephen Harper’s numbers were.”

Given the NDP is a distant third behind both parties in voters’ opinion, it might seem strange that Andrea Horwath is the party leader who Ontarians said they believe would make the best premier in the poll.

“(She’s) the most popular leader,” Bricker said. “She’s certainly more popular than the premier but the party itself – the brand of the NDP – is not doing very well right now. And there is probably some influence of what happened in federal politics spilling over a little bit into Ontario politics.”

READ MORE: Ontario Liberals better off ditching Wynne if it hopes to win next election: poll

Horwath (37 per cent) is slightly ahead of Brown (35 per cent) while both are well ahead of Wynne (28 per cent).

All the numbers released Wednesday raise a huge question going forward for the PC party, according to Bricker.

WATCH: Premier Wynne admits Ontario doesn’t have enough data on the Fentanyl overdose crisis


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“How do they establish themselves as the type of change that Ontarians want?” he asked. “Because right now, (the voters) really do want a change but they are looking across the aisle and they are not seeing anything that’s particularly inspiring.”

The Ipsos poll was conducted between September 19 to 22, 2016. For this survey, a sample of 800 Ontarians from Ipsos’ online panel was interviewed online. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the adult population according to census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The poll is accurate to within +/ – 4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Ontarian adults been polled.

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( the pc's are planning to nominate some 24 candidates in open ridings much earlier than expected in a somewhat confusing move as the election is a couple years away )


Reevely: Ahead of new fundraising rules, Ontario's Tories hurry to name candidates — especially in Ottawa

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Published on: September 30, 2016 | Last Updated: September 30, 2016 2:50 PM EDT


Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown delivers a speech at the Ontario Progressive Conservative convention in Ottawa on Saturday, March 5, 2016. 'Never again,' Brown vowed, 'will our candidates and volunteers have to defend faith-based funding or 100,000 job cuts at the front doors of Ontario’s voters.'


Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives will name a lot of candidates for the 2018 general election much sooner than they’d planned, a move that will get them raising campaign money before strict new Liberal-backed rules come into effect.

The 24 seats involved are all held by Liberal or New Democrat MPPs or will be new seats in the next general election. They’re mostly suburban, some rural — the sorts of seats the Tories would need to win if they were to form a government.

“We’ve got great candidates who want to run and we want to get them out sharing our message and around the province,” said party spokeswoman Tamara Macgregor. “We’ve got a number of ridings who are ready with multiple strong candidates who are interested in running for us.”

In Eastern Ontario, the Tories are hurrying to pick candidates in Ottawa West-Nepean, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and Orléans (all of which the Liberals won in the last election), plus Carleton and Hastings-Lennox and Addington (new ridings carved off districts won by Tory MPPs Lisa MacLeod and Randy Hillier).

Those last two are in traditionally conservative territory but the party can’t take either of them for granted, especially without incumbents; the federal Liberals won Hastings-Lennox and Addington in last fall’s election and Liberal Chris Rodgers came within a couple of points of unseating Conservative Pierre Poilievre in Carleton.



Only three of the two dozen seats are in Toronto, historically weak ground for the Progressive Conservatives. Those are York Centre, where 85-year-old Liberal MPP Monte Kwinter is the oldest provincial politician in Ontario history and the constant subject of rumours he’ll retire. There’s Eglinton-Lawrence, where former Conservative finance minister Joe Oliver was the federal MP until last fall. And Etobicoke Centre, where Doug Ford, the brother of the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford who’s constantly threatening to re-enter politics, would probably run.

The rest are scattered across the Toronto suburbs, plus a few in smaller centres like Niagara Falls and Kitchener. The only one in the north is Sault Ste. Marie.

Having a named candidate means someone can give undivided attention to waving the party banner and raking in contributions for the eventual election campaign, not a nomination race, a big plus for a candidate hoping to knock off a sitting MPP. By the new year, those candidates could be barred from fundraising, under a new set of rules the Liberal government hasn’t yet written (or at least hasn’t revealed) but expects to have in place by January.

The decision is “not necessarily” about getting ahead of the fundraising restrictions, Macgregor said.

But it’s a simple fact that having candidates in place will help.

The new rules arose from revelations that ministers with the power to regulate billion-dollar businesses were the star attractions at Liberal fundraisers targeting lobbyists and top people in those industries. The donors would pay thousands of dollars a plate to attend, on the promise that they’d have some intimate time with powerful politicians — Bob Chiarelli as energy minister, Charles Sousa as finance minister, Premier Kathleen Wynne herself — who could make or break them.

A hasty attempt to deal with the scandal with reforms banning corporate and union donations and cutting maximum contributions didn’t deal with the central problem of politicians selling access, so at the end of the summer the government said it would outright ban any provincial politician from being present at any political fundraiser of any kind.

That solves the ministers-selling-face-time problem, at least in its existing form. Also, it puts the screws to people challenging for seats in the legislature, who are usually their own best organizers and fundraisers. Getting people to kick in a few bucks for the campaign has always been part of any meet-the-candidate event.

Since the Liberals have most of the seats at Queen’s Park, preventing challengers from raising money hurts would-be Tory and New Democrat legislators the most. Worse, Yasir Naqvi, the attorney general and government house leader, has outlined the basics but supplied no actual wording for the legislation the government wants to pass, so the opposition doesn’t even know what rules it’s going to operate under.

The Liberals scored a tactical point by surprising the opposition with the reforms, and now the opposition is trying to score one back.

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The ridings
1.Brampton North
2.Milton
3.Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
4.Windsor West
5.Mississauga Centre
6.Brampton West
7.Scarborough Centre
8.Sault Ste. Marie
9.Ottawa West-Nepean
10.Carleton
11.Burlington
12.Mississauga-Streetsville
13.Niagara Falls
14.Mississauga-Erin Mills
15.Markham-Thornhill
16.Brampton South
17.Orléans
18.Kitchener South-Hespeler
19.Eglinton-Lawrence
20.Markham-Stouffville
21.Pickering-Uxbridge
22.York Centre
23.Etobicoke Centre
24.Hastings-Lennox and Addington

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a great idea;
Candidates get maybe a few weeks before the writ to actually campaign in the riding they are running in.

Giving them a few years is good.
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I agree. In fact, I don't know why more candidates aren't prepared for two elections to get elected. These days, public recognition is important enough that it seems a waste to throw it away after one election, and then going with another relative unknown in the next.

Full disclosure: I welcomed Hudak's direct approach at the time. I wish that he had continued along that line through the whole campaign, justifying (as much as he could) the cuts, but educating the general public about the state of our public finances.

He might have lost the election by even more than he did, although I wonder about that. But he would be well set-up to attack the currrent flailing of the Wynne government, as it tries to find a way to avoid admitting to the population that they have (unfortunately) sccrewed up big-time, in way that will de-industrialized the proviince.

Industry came here for the cheap power, and they will leave because of the expensive power.
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