TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - For the second consecutive day, rookie PC Leader
Tim Hudak's plan to gut the clean energy industry in Ontario and move
back towards dirty, coal-fired generation is being criticized across
"The ignorance of some of our politicians is remarkable. Tim Hudak calls
the deal with Samsung odious and in the same breath admits in the
article he has not read the contract. He has no idea what he is talking
about. You do not attract business to your country, large or small —
and all the jobs that go along with it — by vowing to kill them."
Joshua Pearce, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Professor, Queen's University
"You're leaving businesses who have redeveloped their plans up in the
air and it just creates a lot of uncertainty in a sector that's trying
to find the next generation of manufacturing output. There's been a
wide amount of agreement that the green sector provides long-term
stable jobs that can supply and maintain new forms of electrical
"Hudak's antiquated attitude toward energy doesn't just stand to harm
the environment. It will be a colossal blow to this region, which is in
the midst of a diversification plan driven by the green energy sector.
Several companies have chosen to locate here thanks to government
incentives, and with each new factory comes jobs - direct and indirect
- and the opportunity to lead the way in cutting-edge research and
development. That would change in an instant if Hudak were able to
fulfil his promise."
"Hudak's own solutions offered no comfort because they were so vague,
incomplete and poorly explained."
"Tearing up a 20-year deal worth $7 billion of private sector
investment, 16,000 jobs and 2,500 megawatts of green power is bad
energy policy and shortsighted economic policy."
Hudak's only plan is to destroy clean energy jobs and take Ontario back
to a time when turning on the lights meant relying on dirty coal.
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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