Letters to the Editor, Nov. 15
After the bitter, disappointing result of the last federal election, maybe the Conservatives dodged the bullet. It appears that Canada is about to embark on an uncontrolled downhill toboggan ride, with inflation, massive debt, energy shortages, food, and housing issues steering us. The PM that launched us downhill, ignoring all economic common sense, is still at the helm, urging us “faster.” When we hit the patch of scorched earth at the bottom of the run, he and his stooges will be standing alone, fully responsible, unable to undo the damage. If the Conservatives had won, they would have inherited this coming nightmare. Seems now we let, as we always do, the house of cards fall, taxpayers picking up the pieces, never making the culprits accountable as they saunter off into sunny ways.
(We are on a grim economic path and all the Liberals will do is spend and spend. Eventually, they will be tossed from office and the Conservatives will be left to clean up the mess. Then they, too, will be turfed out and around and around we go)
According to Jerry Agar, we should build more high-cost nuclear reactors to reduce our greenhouse gas pollution (“A climate solution for Canada?” Nov. 8). If we listen to Agar, our electricity rates will go through the roof. Ontario Power Generation is already planning to raise its price of nuclear electricity by 43% by 2027 to pay for the rebuilding of Darlington’s aging nuclear reactors. And to add insult to injury, the cost of its proposed new nuclear reactor for the GTA is a whopping 70% higher than its current price of nuclear electricity. Energy efficiency, new wind and solar, and Quebec’s water power can all keep our lights on at less than half the cost of new nuclear. If we want to lower our electricity bills and protect our climate, we must go renewable.