Ontario Energy Scam And The Enron Connection

Attention: If you are a consumer of electricity you are unwittingly involved in a massive fraud!

The Sales Pitch

Hydro bills “may” drop 20%
Deregulation, amalgamation

(“may” definition – shall, must —used in law where the sense, purpose, or policy requires this interpretation)

Toronto Sun – Thursday, June 11, 1998
By James Wallace, Queen’s Park Bureau

Toronto consumers should be the first to benefit from plans to deregulate Ontario Hydro, Energy Minister Jim Wilson said yesterday.

The amalgamation of Toronto’s six local utilities and plans to end Ontario Hydro’s 92-year monopoly should substantially cut power bills in the city, he said.

Toronto Hydro has estimated bills could drop as much as 20%.

The Fraud

Jim Wilson was the Minister of Energy in the Mike Harris PC government and was a central figure in the electrical system scam in Ontario

Mr. Wilson and the Harris government  worked closely with Ken Lay and other Enron lobbyists to build an electrical system designed to hurt consumers and businesses.

The electrical scam in Ont. started with the Bob Rae NDP government when Maurice Strong, Rae’s god-father, broke up Ontario Hydro. The electricity scam continued through the Harris and McGuinty Governments. Today Premier Kathleen Wynne and the liberal party administer the Enron styled electrical rate manipulation scam. The OEB and the government use the frauds/deceptions of conservation and sustainable development “Agenda 21”  as an excuse for the rate increases and as a front for the crimes being committed on the hard-working people of Ontario.

Aleck Dadson a former Enron lobbyist is  COO at the OEB. The OEB sets the ever-increasing electricity rates you pay.

A letter from Ken Lay of Enron to energy minister Wilson in 2001.

The Honorable Jim Wilson                                                                                July 5, 2001

Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology

Hearst Block, 4th Floor,

900 Bay Street

Toronto, ON M7A 2E1

Dear Minister Wilson,

John Lavorato and I would like to thank you, as well as Bryne Purchase, Judy Hubert and Rick Jennings, for taking the time to meet with us in Toronto on June 19. I was pleased to meet you again after your brief visit to Houston and to the Enron building last year.

John and I particularly appreciated the discussion with you and your colleagues about the opening of the Ontario electricity market. In our view, Ontario is well down the path towards creating an effective de-regulated electricity market. We would encourage the Government to move forward to market opening in accordance with the Market Readiness Plan adopted earlier this year by the Ontario Energy Board and the Independent Electricity Market Operator.

We understand that the Government has set a deadline of May 2002 for opening the market. From Enron’s perspective, we remain confident that the market can and should open earlier than that date. Establishing and adhering to an early market opening date will, in our view, assist the Government in ensuring a smooth and successful transition to the new competitive environment. As we discussed in our meeting, the Texas restructuring plan highlights the importance of a fixed date in attracting investment capital to the electricity sector.

My colleagues and I look forward to continuing our dialogue with the Government and, in particular with your Ministry, regarding electricity restructuring and related issues. Again, thank you for the opportunity to meet with you and your colleagues.

Yours sincerely,

Kenneth Lay


Enron Corp.

cc: Bryne Purchase

Deputy Minister

Judy Hubert

Assistant Deputy Minister

A revealing email by Aleck Dadson formally of Enron, Vice president of Energy Direct and now COO of the OEB-

From: aleck.dadson@enron.com
To: richard.shapiro@enron.com
Subject: Ken Lay/John Lavorato Briefing Material
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 05:50:00 -0700 (PDT)
—– Forwarded by AleckDadson/TOR/ECT on 06/07/2001 01:00 PM —–Aleck Dadson
06/07/2001 12:48 PMTo: Paul Devries/TOR/ECT@ECT
Subject: Ken Lay/JohnLavorato Briefing MaterialI have attached the following: a) a high level outline of the speaking
points for Ken Lay and John Lavorato for their meetings with Premier Harris
and, I hope, Wilson, Purchase and Hubert; and b) a more detailed briefing
note which outlines: i) key developments since April 4 , ii) our position
re market opening and the key issues that have been raised against opening
the market this Fall, iii) differences between California and Ontario; and
iv) Enron’s assessment of the possible difficulties in NYC this Summer. I am
awaiting material from Houston to complete the piece on
NYC. One piece that I think needs to be added to the
detailed briefing note is an overview of Enron’s current commercial position
in Ontario – i.e. the renegotiation of the BE contract and the likelihood of
pursuing a retail initiative. You will see where I have left space for that
piece, hoping that you could draft it. I have endeavoured
in the outline of the speaking points to focus on what we know the key
issues/concerns for the government are at this stage. I
have asked Sasha Jacob to provide us with profiles of Harris, Wilson,
Purchase and Hubert to include in the final briefing package.
I have prepared the material on the assumption that the best use of
the meeting time (likely 45 minutes with Harris and 60 minutes with Wilson et
al) is: a) to make the case for proceeding with market opening this Fall
if thhttps://canadiantruths.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/jim-wilson-is-new-interm-leader-of-ontario-pc-party/e IMO and OEB reports re market readiness are positive; b) to provide
Harris et al with our perspective on developments in the U.S. (particularly
New York and California) about which the government may have continuing
concerns; and c) to ask Harris what we can do to help the gov’t move forward
to a market opening this year. Rick Shapiro left
me a voice mail indicating that Lavorato and he had spoken about the visit
and the supporting material. The agreement between the two of them is
evidently that Rob, you and I are all to be comfortable with the briefing
material before sending it to John, who will then review it and propose any
changes he feels are necessary before it is forwarded to Ken
Lay. I would appreciate your questions,
comments and suggested revisions.


Ontario Market Opening Conference Call

April 12, 2001
(Toronto – 10:00 a.m., Houston – 9:00 a.m.)

1. Where we are re: market opening

2. What we have done/What we are doing

3. What to do going forward
Ontario Market Opening Initiatives

Regulatory Initiatives

• Ongoing participation on OEB Retail Market Readiness Taskforce that defined market readiness plan in retail sector; that Plan targets retail readiness by early September 2001 and “live market operations” late October/early November 2001

• Broad representation and participation on the committees/taskforces that are overseeing the testing/commissioning of the IMO systems

• Ongoing contact with OEB, IMO and PricewaterhouseCoopers (key advisors to government on retail market readiness)

• Have built relationships with key newspapers, in particular Globe & Mail and National Post

• Virtually all supportive editorial coverage on market opening issue has been the result of our efforts (columns by Reguly in Globe & Mail and Corcoran in National Post)

• Corcoran is writing another article on market opening for April 17 (Corcoran interviewed Ken Lay on April 4th)

• Ken Lay on ROB TV (April 4)

• Ken Lay speech broadcast on Rogers Cable and C-PAC

• Mac Penney (GPC) appears (with message) on CBC and TV Ontario re: market opening (latest is April 12) (est. reach 280,000 Ontario households on each occasion)
Queen’s Park Contact/Lobbying

• Numerous meetings with key ministry and political staff contacts in Premier’s Office, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Finance, Ontario Superbuild, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, and Ministry of the Environment (see contact list)

• Core messaging has been on the points made in Ken Lay’s speech

• Developed further message re: resource adequacy and pricing to address concerns raised by major power consumers about Fall opening (have met re: same with Premier’s Office, Ministry of Energy, the IMO, and Superbuild – further meetings already arranged for Premier’s Office and Finance)

• Developing further message re: pricing, comparing what bulk power rates would have to be under regulation and what wholesale prices would be under competition (have retained Seabron Adamson/Kevin Wellenius to do analysis)

• Arranged for Toronto Board of Trade to adopt our messaging re: market opening in Fall and got them to hold press conference (March 15)

• Ken Lay speech at Board of Trade (April 4)

• Ken Lay lunch to introduce and press message re: market opening to three of Premier Harris’ key advisors on electricity issue – Bill Farlinger, Jim Baillie and David Lindsey

• Board of Trade events above dove tailed well with parallel “on message” event by Toronto Hydro (March 23)

Going Forward

• Lay meeting with Premier Harris – have been promised proposed dates from Premier’s Office by this Friday

• Attendance at Premier’s Reception and Dinner April 19 (PC Party fundraiser) – Bill Hawkins, key political advisor to the Premier on electricity issue will be at our table (Milnthorp, Shapiro, DeVries, Dadson, with 4 guests attending)

• Efforts to get some major industrial customers/consumer groups on side publicly with our message re: the Fall (I can detail what we are doing in that regard)

• Identify ways in which we can “lever” Enron systems to overcome any concern about distributor readiness (I can detail what we are doing/could do in that regard)

• Continue to press Independent Power Producers’ Society of Ontario to mount public advertising campaign comparable to IPPSA’s ads in Alberta

• Meetings with investment banks (message re: importance of early market opening to valuation of OPG assets)

• Potential retainer of Tom Long (Monitor) and Leslie Noble (Strategy Corp.), two key advisors to Premier Harris (note: Long had been invited to Ken Lay lunch but could not attend; Noble is key PC campaign organizer: she may be conflicted because of work for OPG; she is evidently advising, for political reason, that market opening be pushed off until after next election)

• Levering of US gov’t/ regulatory bodies re: reciprocity

Enron Canada
Ken Lay addressed a breakfast meeting of the Toronto Board of Trade on Wednesday, April 4, as part of the “Power Breakfast Series”. His topic
“Moving Forward with Electricity Deregulation.”

Before his speech, chairman of the Board of Trade commented that “this was the best attendance ever” at one of their breakfast meetings. After the meeting, Mr. Lay spoke with reporters from Reuters, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and Report on Business TV emphasizing Enron’s commitment to deregulation of the Ontario power market.


Northland Pumped Storage Marmora Ontaio

Northland Pumped Storage Marmora Ontario PDF
click to read full story

by Kathy Hamilton

I haven’t been able to drive from my mind, a couple of intriguing comments from Mrs. Donna H. Cansfield, during
her discussion with the OPA’s Ms. JoAnne Butler,
following Mr. Bob Delaney’s questioning of the latter
– as
recorded around the 1740 marker in the
transcripts from the proceedings of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, Tuesday 19 March 2013.
Potential relevance to the local “governance” imposed on Marmora’s people in 2010, in addition to a PPA
“procurement process” that could increase the threat of Northland Power’s proposed pumped-up “industrial
development” becoming our lifelong nightmare reality – due to what I consider the “bass-ackwardness” at the root
common to both these “integrated” local horror shows – spurns me to finally attempt driving all this home in
others’ minds and potentially shared interests.pumpedTimeline– Kathy Hamilton,

Welcome to our Un-Citizens of Marmora & Lake Page!

Meet Un-Supporters of Northland Power’s “project” – the Un-Citizens!
Spreading the word that Marmora needs US more than alleged future jobs or a pumped storage plant that could destroy people, homes and jobs we already have & love!
Our private site’s competitor – see the Municipality of Marmora and Lake site page allowing only support for the so-called “Marmora Pumped Storage Project”:  HERE  AFDB Smiley
Compare what you see on their page, to these realities that you won’t:

The Evidence vs Supporter Claims & Beliefs:


Ontario Liberal Leadership Race Between Glen Murray and Kathleen Wynne

Canada Live November 4th 2012

On this edition we discuss many topics of concern to Canadians. Harper and the China trade agreement, David Suzuki, Global Warming, International Soil Day and the Ontario Liberal Leadership Race Between Glen Murray and Kathleen Wynne. Our discussion on the Liberal leadership race begins at the 30 minute mark of the show.

A case of high treason as Stephen Harper and Paul Martin declare a loss of Canadian sovereignty

When Electricity Made Sense

green energy incandescent Light bulb wind turbines David Suzuki Canada Eco-fascists eco-terrorists CFL light bulb

Premier, Dalton McGuinty Talks About Renewable Energy For Ontario

Coal Will Remain King

Clean Energy Will Lag Behind Global Power Demand: Chart of Day – Bloomberg.com

The CHART OF THE DAY shows a widening gap between power generated with renewable fuels and total consumption. That means coal-fired plants, which are cheaper and more polluting, will increase their share in the energy mix, discharging extra heat- trapping emissions that threaten to raise the planet’s temperature, the IEA said.

To supply ballooning consumption in developing nations such as China and India, new generators will be needed that can produce more than four times the total electricity potential now in the U.S., the IEA said. That will cost $13.7 trillion, the Paris-based adviser to oil-consuming nations said, basing its scenario on existing state policies for fossil-fuel use.

“We should expect coal to still be the primary generation choice in the future,” said Jose Garcia, senior associate at the consultant Brattle Group in Madrid. “It’s logical to assume that the least-expensive technology alternatives should become the likely choices for new generation capacity.”

Burning coal will contribute 44 percent of power by 2030 compared with about 41 percent now, the IEA said.
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Ontario Hydro – The Future

This video spoof of BC Hydro should be looked at as a warning for people living in Ontario.

The “Green Cult” has too much say in the operation of our electrical generation system.

This must STOP! For the connections to the NDP, Conservatives, Liberals and Enron go here Hydro Scam

John Gerretsen, M.P

By Ron Stephens
Independent candidate for Grey – Bruce

The letter below is from Hugh Christopher Brown of Wolfe Island, Ontario.

He, like many others in this province, is frustrated with the Minister of Environment. From the office of Premier McGuinty to the office of your local MPP, the government has shown absolute disrespect for the citizens of this province.

From the dismantling of Ont. Hydro by Maurice Strong, the father of Kyoto, to the present day, our electrical system has been guided, not by those who understand our electrical systems and the needs of the province, but by the E8, another Maurice Strong product, and Agenda 21 from the UN.

Our electrical system has been sold off, and the citizens and manufacturing sector are being fed to the wolves.

It would not matter which party is in power. They have all bought into the idea of rule by the UN. Sustainability they like to call it. Sustainability means giving up our rights and freedoms to an outside entity.

Treason, if you will.

Every political party in this province will push wind farms to appease the “Green Movement”. Why? Because they are gutless traitors.

The govt. cannot present a case to defend their actions, because other than Green rhetoric, there is no case.

Nowhere in the world has wind energy proven it’s worth. The Danes are fighting against wind farms in Denmark, birthplace of modern day wind energy.

Germany, home to more wind power than any other country is building 26 coal plants. Why? Wind is not doing the job, nor will it ever.

Denmark saw wind as a clean alternative. It is a very small country of 5 million, yet it is heavily dependent on it’s neighbours for it’s power.

Enron discovered they could make a lot of money and gain control of large portions of the American grid by jumping on the “Global Warming” wagon.

Clinton, Gore and Maurice Strong were all involved in helping Enron.

Through subsidies and tax benefits, combined with their natural gas interests, there was billions to be made.

Nothing has changed. The wind industry of today is the ghost of Enron reborn, and it’s just as evil.

Don’t take my word, do your own research.

Please support the people of Wolfe Island and the many other communities threatened by wind farms by sending your thoughts to the Minister of the Environment.


April 12, 2008

Mr. John Gerretsen, M.P

Minister of the Environment

135 St. Clair Ave W., 15th Floor

Toronto, Ontario

M4V 1P5
Dear Mr. Gerretsen:
I am in absolute disbelief that an individual Environmental

Assessment has been denied for this project.

CREC has obliged itself to deliver a wind plant with nameplate

capacity of 197.8 megawatts, to be operational by October 2008.
In a letter to Shelia Allen, dated January 4 2008, Ontario Projects

Manager Geoff Carnegie refers to financial penalties to be imposed by

the OPA should CREC fail to deliver on this obligation.
In the same letter, Mr Carnegie also comments on the economic

“non-viability” of turbine deactivation or removal, and allows that

CREC will counter adverse effects only by employing “commercially

reasonable” efforts.
So Mr. Gerretsen, am I to understand that a private energy company is

taking money to fulfill a production quota, self site a power plant,

and now declares itself immune to accountability on financial basis?
I do not need to go into great detail about the social and

environmental uniqueness of Wolfe Island. You have been well furnished

with documents to that effect. You know that this island sits at the

head of the biggest estuary on the planet, is on the flight path of a

significant number of migratory species, and is the nesting site for

many endangered species. You also know as a CLASS IV IBA, Wolfe Island

would not even qualify for this development were the proposal made

You are also well aware that not a single turbine has been moved in

response to the

many recommendations of Environment Canada, Ministry of Natural Resources,

Ducks Unlimited and the Kingston Field Naturalists. So what exactly is

going on?
You have attended a conciliatory BBQ with optioned landowners and

told concerned citizens that you “like the look of windmills”.
You are the Minister of The Environment, and you demand nothing more

of corporations than they self regulate their practices as much as is

‘commercially reasonable’ ?
I am well aware of the political risks of criticising wind energy. I

also know that if these projects are done recklessly, it jeopardizes

the future of wind development in our country.
You need look no further than our divided community, or the price of

real estate Melanthon to see where a lack of policy is getting us.

Does your party want to go down as the builders of sustainability,

viable public infrastructure, or the contractors of political

expedience? To choose the later risks not only your legacy, but as I

stated, that of the industry itself.
I like the look of windmills too. I like the clusters of 4-5 you

see outside of Danish villages, or the 20 in Copenhagen’s harbour.

Denmark is the leader in renewable energy, has decades of experience

in wind harnessing, uses minimum setbacks of two kilometres, and

practices the environmentally meaningful method of energy production:

‘use at source’. This is not the paradigm being followed here.
Our constituency is further insulted that we are left to the mercy

of absurd ‘post construction mitigation’, carried out at the

discretion of a company which has lied to us with promises of turbine

deactivation in the event of high avian mortality, noise, ice throw or

other perils. Mr Carnegie’s letter lets us know this form of

mitigation is actually an autopsy. Once our habitats are desecrated,

CREC proposes buying land elsewhere and “creating new sites with

desirable habitat features”. So much for good old conservation. I

would call this level of vanity ‘Biblical’.
If a bump-up is denied , we will take every political and legal

measure to bring this ill-informed green washing to light. As a

musician who travels the world, I have watched communities grow up

quickly in the face of political opportunists. I am no longer asked in

interviews what my problem with wind power is, but where is my

government in all this?
I would like to say that it is working with due diligence to secure

meaningful and sustainable practises. Today those are definitely not

the words I use. Give our island the respect of full environmental

assessment, and let us implement appropriate safeguards to protect the

environment and your constituents. Anything less implicates a

dedicated ignorance or ulterior motive.
Hugh Christopher Brown

Wolfe Island, Ontario

Lynn Moore, Chair

Wolfe Island Residents for the Environment

792 Fairfax Dr., Kingston, Ontario K7M 4V7
Dalton McGuinty, Premier

Legislative Building

Queen’s Park

Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1

Mr. Robert W. Runciman

Room 436, Main Legislative Building

Toronto ON M7A 1A4

John Yakabuski

Official Opposition Energy Critic

Queen’s Park

Room 202, N.W., Legislative building

Toronto, Ontario M7A lA8

Ted Arnott

Tourism Critic PC

181 St. Andrew St E, 2nd Flr

Fergus ON N1M 1P9

Ms. Peggy Smith, Solicitor

160 Johnson St.,

Kingston, Ontario K7L 1Y1

Mr. John Tory, PC Leader,

Room 200, NW, Legislative Bldg,

Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A lA8

Ms. Elizabeth May, Leader

Green Party of Canada

P.O. Box 997, Station B

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R1