Today's letters: Author-outlaw Stephen Reid, playing the anthem, green energy

By George Wright, Ottawa Citizen Letter to the Editor, June 19, 2018

(...)Green Energy Plan must be honoured

I used to sell and install wind and solar equipment for many years. I love renewable energy. Our home and farm has a system installed 30 years ago.

Proudly, I am not part of the Green Energy Plan. When it was in the planning stages, I felt it was a bad deal for the taxpayer and I got out of the business. As a former municipal councillor, I could see that it did not represent value for ratepayers’ money. I wanted no part of it.

However negatively I felt about the program, I feel now it must be honoured. Many farmers trusted the government and invested their money, much of which was probably set aside for retirement, into systems on their farms. They thought their signed contracts were binding, as contracts should be.

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