Musings —09.24.2011 12:04 PM—
Populist promises and pandering politicians
Sat Sep 24 2011
By Gord Henderson
I hoped for something different from Conservative leader Tim Hudak, some inspirational picture of where he wants to take this province.
Instead we get chain gangs (not that I have anything against putting inmates to work), a crusade against smart meters and an inflexible insistence that he’ll break a signed contract with one of the world’s most advanced corporations, Samsung, no matter what it costs taxpayers and no matter how damaging it is to the province’s reputation as a place to invest.
His vow to begin dismantling Ontario’s fledgling green energy industry, killing hundreds of new Windsor area jobs in the process, was a deal killer for me. How the hell can I vote for a guy who hasn’t the foresight to see this sector’s potential?
How can Hudak not see what the Chinese – who are eating our lunch in just about every sector – have recognized in becoming the world’s largest wind energy provider in just a few years and with mind-boggling plans for expansion?