Monday, June 18, 2007

McGuinty to Ban Pollution

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 6 percent below 1990 levels by 2014.

He also promised to close all coal-fired generating stations by this year, roll back Highway 407 tolls, stop public-private hospital partnerships, and not raise taxes.

Given the value the premier assigns to honesty, he may as well have promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 6 percent below 1690 levels. While he's at it, he should promise free beer on Victoria Day and a day off for everyone on their birthday.

Update: According to the Globe & Mail, McGuinty's response to critics who called him on his broken coal plant promise was that "it will be more difficult to wriggle out of his latest promise because it will have the force of law". Funny how the "force of law" didn't stop him from breaking the balanced budget law.

1 comment:

John Callum said...

Time for you to check this out:

www.dalton.ca

Your Uncle John.

Cheers.