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Liberal candidate maintains his party will create 50,000 clean energy jobs while the Tories want to kill the energy program. Really?

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON – Liberal candidate Karmel Sakran say that on October 6, when Ontarians choose their next government, they will have a clear choice between two parties:

  • Ontario Liberals, who are committed to building a clean energy economy for the 21st century, and have a plan that will create 50,000 jobs in Ontario.
  • And the Progressive Conservatives who will kill those jobs.

He neglects to mention the thirds party, the New Democrats, who think they are very much in the race and who knows – stranger things have happened – in Quebec quite recently. And Ontario has elected an NDP government in the past and there are not very many who would say Bob Rae did more damage than Mike Harris when he formed a government.

Liberal candidate Karmel Sakran now has an opponent he can run against.  Up until now it has been Sakran and his treadmill,  Look for statements from Sakran on a regular basis and read the fine print.  Sakran is a lawyer – he writes that fine print.

Liberal candidate Karmel Sakran now has an opponent he can run against. Up until now it has been Sakran and his treadmill, Look for statements from Sakran on a regular basis and read the fine print. Sakran is a lawyer – he writes that fine print.

Sakran maintains “the choice on October 6th is really one between two very different visions for Ontario. One looks forward and is committed to building, and the other one wants to go backwards.”

Sakran noted that the Siemens Burlington plant on Appleby Line is in the process of creating 50 new jobs, thanks to the Liberal government’s clean energy economy. Siemens created the fifty jobs because there is a demand for the products they make. There is not really that much in the way of a link between government policy and a specific corporate decision. Siemens is a multi-national corporation – a provincial government policy is not going to shape that policy. Bit of a reality check needed Mr. Sakran.

Sakran adds that: “We’ll be using every avenue we can over the next few months to remind Ontarians what’s at stake in the next election. “Whether it’s the progress we’ve made rebuilding healthcare and education over the last eight years, or the 50,000 jobs in the emerging clean energy economy, Ontario Liberals are the only party with a clear plan to continue moving Ontario forward.”

The other two political parties (and there are two other parties Mr. Sakran) will have something to say about that and we can expect to hear from them in the near future.

Every organization in the country is looking at some form of alternative energy whether it be solar arrays such as this one or wind turbines or geothermal; anything that will reduce dependency on nuclear generated power, gas fired power generation power plants or coal fired generation plants.  The hunt is one for a cheaper source of energy and every political party will look for a way to let some of that “sunshine” fall on them.  Read the fine print in their literature

Every organization in the country is looking at some form of alternative energy whether it be solar arrays such as this one or wind turbines or geothermal; anything that will reduce dependency on nuclear generated power, gas fired power generation power plants or coal fired generation plants. The hunt is one for a cheaper source of energy and every political party will look for a way to let some of that “sunshine” fall on them. Read the fine print in their literature

Mr. Sakran is however in the rather unique position of being able to talk about the serious problems at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital – everyone is interested to hear what he has to say and what he has to suggest in the way of resolving wait times at the hospital and just where we are on the hospitals proposed $300 million re-development plan.

Peggy Russell, the NDP candidate will have much to say. The progressive Conservatives have yet to progress to the point where they are ready to nominate a candidate. The only remaining declared candidate for the PC nomination (one fell on his sword because he says the party asked him to and the other had a change of heart) is whiling away his time with an individual game of Trivial Pursuit – which may well describe his political ambitions.

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