Why the Environment should be a minor issue in Ontario

People can’t turn on a TV without seeing David Suzuki’s commercials, asking Millennials to tell their parents that we need to protect the environment, with media outlets saying we need to pay carbon taxes to ensure we do protect the planet. Afterall, humanity is a plague on the Earth, and we need to be more mindful of our impact. I’ve always thought, it can’t be as bad as people who are pushing this narrative. It’s important to get our facts straight when we tackle these issues. Today, I was reminded about the ‘carbongeddon’ again, in an article from the Globe and Mail, because Ontario has the second highest carbon usage in Canada. So, I want to go through the numbers with the world, to bring context that the article so clearly lacked.

From – Ontario election guide: What you need to know before you vote

Background: Ontario emits more greenhouse gases than any province except oil-producing Alberta, and under Ms. Wynne’s government, the province took major steps to change that. In 2015, the province committed to a cap-and-trade system with Quebec and California and vowed to cut emissions to 37 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030. Months later, the newly elected Trudeau government signed on to ambitious reduction targets at the Paris climate conference, but getting provincial premiers to sign on to a national carbon-pricing plan was difficult: Saskatchewan, in particular, was strongly opposed to new taxes on carbon. After years of political deadlock, the federal government announced a national framework last year and legislation this past January, essentially vowing that any province without its suitable carbon-pricing scheme would have one imposed on it in 2019.

Let’s talk about this region to region, shall we?

The Atlantic provinces have about 2.3 million people living in them, and they produce 43.5 megatonnes of Carbon Dioxide every single year. Every million people in the Atlantic provinces produces about 18 megatonnes of carbon per year. In Ontario, every million people produce about 11 megatonnes of carbon per year, which is about 60 percent of what they use.

Let’s compare Saskatchewan and Manitoba, now. They produce 97.2 million tonnes of carbon every single year, for 2.43 million population, or precisely 40 megatonnes per million people. In comparison, Ontario produces about 28 percent of what those two provinces produce per million people.

This article says that Ontario is the biggest offender when it comes to Carbon, only falling short of Alberta, which is entirely unfair. They produce 262.9 megatonnes of carbon dioxide with 4.3 million people, which is 61.1 megatonnes per million people. Ontario, in comparison, would be 18 percent of what Alberta produces.

Ontario is one of the three strongest provinces in the reductions of Carbon Dioxide. Quebec is the best province, producing only 9.17 megatonnes per million people, Ontario being 11.33 megatonnes per million people, and BC being 12.41 megatonnes per million people.

We’re doing fantastic. In every way, Ontario finds new and innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint. But both Kathleen Wynne and Justin Trudeau wants to raise our already high energy rates in high gasoline prices and high hydro prices with a Carbon Tax. IMO because of the math, I think Ontario shouldn’t be forced to implement a Carbon Tax at all; we’re doing our part. Put the Carbon Tax on the Atlantic provinces and the Prairie provinces, but not on Ontario, or Quebec and BC.

With that, who has put forth an idea that best fits my opinion and the Math.

  • Liberals: In April, the Liberals announced $1.7-billion over three years to give Ontarians rebates and programs to retrofit their homes for energy efficiency.
  • NDP: An NDP government would use at least 25 per cent of the cap-and-trade system’s revenue to help northern, rural and low-income Ontarians adapt to a lower-carbon lifestyle, and use $50-million to a home-efficiency retrofit program.
  • PCs: Mr. Ford wants to repeal cap-and-trade and oppose the federally mandated minimum price on emissions.

I love this, Kathleen Wynne would spend Tax Payer’s money to reduce electricity and carbon footprint. But Ontario already uses 25% less electricity now than we did in the 1990s, and we produce about 10% less carbon dioxide than we in the 1990s, at least according to Environment Canada. With how much far we are ahead, shouldn’t we get a break?

The NDP says it would use less money to help retrofit homes than the Liberals, because how much is $50 million when you compare it to millions of households. Oh, I can buy a cocking gun to reduce heating costs in the winter!

Doug Ford is the only person I can think of that is talking my language. Ontario is doing its part as of right now. So we shouldn’t be punished more for being one of the best provinces in Canada for both electricity use and carbon dioxide production.

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The silent majority in Canada

In the final days of the 2016 American Presidential election, Michael Moore gave a speech, telling his audience, Donald Trump will win the election. He talked about Joe Blow, Steve Blow and every other blow will walk up to the voting booth and blow up the system that has hurt them for the past few decades. They were throwing a human Molotov cocktail into the mainstream media and political elites world that would bring their world down, and help the average everyday American. Michael Moore saw the silent majority who wanted a hand grenade to destroy everything that was keeping them down – he was right, to his dismay. There were a silent majority that wanted to put America first. Today, in Ontario, we have a similar legacy. A legacy that has been dragging our province down, the liberal legacy. I could go on about hydro prices, making protests around abortion clinics illegal, putting my province into massive debt and so many things, but I don’t want to.

We all know the reasons why Wynne needs to go. In my first story after the leadership debate, I was worried about something. According to a City News story, 44.7 percent of Millennials who watched the debate said they wanted to vote for the Liberals. Doug Ford only had 17.8 percent of their votes. That’s a significant hurdle when I thought about it. How do you convince an entire generation to change their minds, when they don’t seem to want to see the other side. Then I learned something on the Agenda with Steve Paikin. Erin Kelly, the president of Advanced Symbolics inc who designed an AI named Poli that goes out and survey’s the online world to predict how people will vote in the coming elections. Poli was accurate enough to predict President’s Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, as well as the Brexit outcome. That should give you pause, because it is an accurate measure of tracking politics, kind of like a modern day Harry Seldon, viewing patterns in behaviour to predict what will happen during specific events or time periods. Poli is saying that the Millennial vote is going to Doug Ford, which surprised Steve Paikin.

So, how could the polls that were taken just after the City News debate be so wrong, that young people are supporting Kathleen Wynne and so few would be willing to back Doug Ford? My first thought, having watched City News for the longest time now, it’s social justice on steroids news. Anything with a social justice cause in it, they were covering it. They’ve even had Chanty “Big Red” Binks on a broadcast once. . .

So, that’s number one reason. The people watching are more likely going to be Big Red, and they’ve already made up their minds that Ford is an evil scumbag that doesn’t deserve people’s votes. Hence, why some people who were watching the debate wondered how Doug Ford got so many votes in the CityNews polls. They’ve got a considerable bias because CityNews is very left winged.

Second, let’s talk about what Erin spoke about in her interview. People will lie to pollsters. In the American Election, you didn’t want to say you were a Trump supporter, because of all the backlash it caused. So people stayed silent and waited for the voting day to ensure they got the president they wanted. We might have a millennial vote who wishes to remain anonymous, who will vote for the change they want. When they look at Wynne and Horwath, they only see the same party, one just slightly more left-winged than the other, and see left-winged politics turning sour all the time. They know that left-leaning governments are arresting and convicting people of ‘hate crimes’ for putting a joke on the Internet. So, they want to change the status quo, because they know the status quo has become a form of tyranny. It’s time for Ontario residents of all ages to throw our human Molotov Cocktail and destroy the bullshit that is happening across the globe. We can think globally, destroying these authoritarians all across the world, and act locally by voting for the best person to bring down these elites.

When I heard Erin say that young people have chosen change over bribes, oops I mean social programs, I was delighted. They want to raise a little hell.

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