Canada’s dumbest politician


Lorrie Goldstein

Thu, April 26, 2007

 
Canada’s dumbest politician
By LORRIE GOLDSTEIN

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a surprise winner for the stupidest comment ever made by a Canadian politician about the environment. We know a lot of you were expecting it would be Stephen Harper, John Baird, Stephane Dion or a member of the Alberta legislature.

But our winner is Dwight Duncan, Ontario’s energy minister, who says Ontario’s Liberal government won’t install scrubbers on the smokestacks of its coal-fired electricity generating stations — among Canada’s, and North America’s, worst emitters of air pollution and greenhouse gases.

As Duncan put it: “We’re not going to spend $1.6 billion on technology that doesn’t help climate change. That’s just dumb.”

Actually, Mr. Duncan, what you’ve just said is dumb. It’s so dumb that whenever anyone looks up “dumb” in the dictionary, there should be a picture of you.

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2 thoughts on “Canada’s dumbest politician

  1. During the last election, Premier McGuinty promised to shut down the coal plants. Now the coal plants will be needed until 2014. The coal plants cause $3.4 billion in health and environmental damages, including over 600 premature deaths annually.
    The climate change cultists would rather build wind farms than put pollution controls on the coal plants. The pollution controls would have paid for themselves in 9 months. We would be saving $billions annually. Instead we get poisoned air and higher hydro bills to pay for unreliable inefficient wind power that needs to be backed up by burning more coal & gas. How do we stop this madness?

  2. He’d rather us pay 42 cent/kw/hr to rely on the sun gods:

    “Solar farm slated for Sarnia”
    The Associated Press
    Published: Thursday, April 26, 2007

    California company will build Canada’s largest solar farm near Sarnia, installing more than one million panels on the ground to generate 40 megawatts of power that it will sell to the provincial government.

    The Canadian Press has learned OptiSolar plans to have the clean electricity on the Ontario power grid by 2010.

    Hayward, Calif.-based OptiSolar will be paid 42 cents per kilowatt-hour for the solar power, almost four times the amount paid for wind power.

    Sources say the solar farm in Sarnia is the largest of 14 projects that Energy Minister Dwight Duncan will announce today under Ontario’s standard offer program.

    The program pays companies a premium for electricity generated by wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy.

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