Ivison: Wind turbine decision says Doug Ford's Ontario is closed for business

By John Ivison, Ottawa Citizen, July 23, 2018

OTTAWA — Doug Ford is keen to send a message to the world that Ontario is “open for business.”

The platform on which he was elected makes clear that governments don’t create jobs on their own. “What government can do, however, is create the conditions that make it easier to start a business, grow a business or invest in Ontario.”

Unfortunately, governments can also make bone-headed, ideological decisions that close businesses, kill jobs and drive away investment — which is exactly what Ford is doing with the hasty introduction of the Urgent Priorities Act, in particular the White Pines Wind Project Termination Act.


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