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| June 1, 2015
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Kathleen Wynne sells one public asset to create another

Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr

"What does Kathleen Wynne think you do with a majority?" moped a friend. "What does she have a majority for? Harper knows what to do with one. He even knew what to do with a minority."

When she ran, Wynne seemed committed to new tolls or taxes -- to expand public transit. Then she backtracked, and decided to sell off parts of Hydro One instead. Why would it matter if you sell one public asset to create another? You're just robbing Peter to pay Paul. To understand why, stroll with me down to the newly "revitalized" Union Station on Front Street.

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Selling off Hydro One will be a disaster for Ontario

Photo: flickr/ Markus Grossalber
Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals are trying to sell off 60 per cent of Hydro One. Critics say this will negatively affect the already cash-strapped province.

Related rabble.ca story:

Privatizing Hydro One is going to hurt, say critics

Photo: flickr/ Markus Grossalber

The Ontario 2015 budget had more than a plan to put beer and wine in grocery stores. The Ontario Liberals are trying to sell off 60 per cent of the publicly owned electricity transmission and distribution company Hydro One.

Critics of the plan say that privatizing the massive network of transmission lines and stations means trouble for workers, the environment, and an already cash-starved province.  

Privatization could mean Big Energy agenda

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