May 18, 2017 5:00 am
Updated: May 24, 2017 10:31 am

COMMENTARY: It’s not about being green — it’s about getting re-elected

A man looks at Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show in Goyang, South Korea in March.

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The province has announced a new electric vehicle discovery centre in Toronto where you can test-drive and learn about electric vehicles.

The Liberals have sunk $1 million into the project with the hopes of encouraging drivers to go electric.

The opposition says Ontarians can find the information they need at a nearby car dealership.

I think most Canadians are eco-friendly and want to preserve the planet for the next generation.

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But I also think most Ontarians feel they have done more than their part — and that’s over and above the overspending and electricity mistakes made by the Liberals.

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What about education, healthcare, jobs, the economy?

Where’s the balance?

At what point does the well-being of the province come before Liberal activism and re-election schemes?

This isn’t a financial recession, a natural disaster, or immediate global threat — it’s a self-made electricity crisis from a government that’s been in power for 14 years with no cost analysis or financial plan.

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That’s why their loan is being punted to the next generation. They goofed.

And we’re supposed to buy into their cap-and-trade plan?

It will be nice for Ontarians to someday focus on something positive, instead of our self-inflicted rising energy costs.

Scott Thompson is the host of The Scott Thompson Show at AM900 CHML and a commentator for Global News. 

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