By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, January 29, 2017
Ontario Conservative leader Patrick Brown spent Sunday in Ottawa meeting riding association officials and having an hour-long town hall attacking Liberal energy policies in the afternoon.
“Ontarians in particular are living in energy poverty and it’s not right,” he told a crowd of supporters at a Scottish pub in Stittsville.
“Businesses are struggling to keep jobs in Ontario … You look at other states and provinces, and they are going to be poaching jobs from Ontario.“Anything that makes us less competitive, I think we should be worried about.”
Brown blamed the Liberal green energy plan for locking Ontario into contracts for overproduction of power, “knowing that we don’t need it … We give it away to Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York.” He also attacked the province’s cap-and-trade program, saying that will raise energy costs more.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/patrick-brown-visits-ottawa-to-attack-liberals-over-energy-poverty