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It's becoming clear that the NDP decided to push through their ideological agenda without doing their homework. And now Albertans are on the hook to pay for it.
PPAs: Former head of Balancing Pool says bureaucrats knew about clause when he was boss
The Notley NDP government is scrambling. No kidding. This isn’t a Goliath of a political problem. It’s Godzilla. Much tougher to fight.
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Shannon Eckenswiller Oh they did their homework. They knew exactly what they where doing. It just back fired because the utility companies will not be bullied. And have a clause that protects them from being so. I wouldn't be suprised if this clause started because of Ontario years back. And for other reasons that no other type of company would be forced to do that would be highly expensive.
This NDP party are a group of bullies when they enforce policies without thinking long term ramifications or common sense.in this particular case they knew about the Clause. So do many others who are not in politics. It wasn't hidden!
The NDP I'm sure stated somewhere along the lines they where pushing for these changes by 2020 not the 2030 set by the UN. And that being said would cause havoc among those companies involed. As well as the NDP will now loose those extra taxes collected by these companies which NDP beleive the utilities would pay and do. No they won't and shouldn't have too either. If I was business owner and was handed all these extra taxes from a carbon tax to corporate tax increase and property tax increases I too would close doors. It's no longer a profitable business.
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Lisa Horth Completely agree! They know exactly what they are doing and playing dumb is another portion of their game!
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Kathy Rogers-Groome Very well said Shannon. This government is acting in a reckless and almost criminal way and need to be held accountable. Notley is creating such hardship for this province and she's only just begun. We need her gone and investors back to Alberta to be the province we once were.
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Myrna Galloway Totally agree!
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Ron Wood True. We have a horrible problem here.
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Connie Camus And because people who voted NDP did not do their homework, they have shattered every province they were voted in NS Manitoba, Ont, BC, The list goes on ... The sad part is Albertans will be on hook for this for years, and we still have three years for them to dig our debt higher and higher, and job losses ...And there is nothing we can do until other parties get their ducks in a row to unite so we can get them out early...
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Julie Ali I have to say that I voted NDP to get rid of the PCs. It's been surprising to see the poor performance to date. I am especially unimpressed with the going to court to fight over a contract that in my opinion is rock solid. I never thought that they knew of the clause but then it makes sense that they would be briefed by the bureaucrat staff on hand. This clause has been in place for quite some time. I don't think it is appropriate to make legislation such as the carbon tax and then try to retroactively change a contract made by the former PC government. The NDP should have thought about the outcome of the carbon tax legislation which is the fleeing of power companies and taken their lumps. Their refusal to take their lumps, and then cost the public more cash by going to court speaks of a failure of good sense. Most of us understand that once you make a contract you must honour it. When government makes a contract, abides by it for years and then suddenly does not want to abide by the contract this sends the wrong message to businesses. It tells them that the government of Alberta is an unreliable business partner. And who would want to make contracts with an unreliable business partner? Surely the government folks understand that using the big hammer of a court case on power companies is not right or reasonable since they are in the wrong?
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