Mr. Morgan is correct when he states:
"The enormous cost of Ontario’s disastrous electricity policies brings into focus a broader and more fundamental governance issue applying to all provinces. Direct government expenditures require a detailed line-by-line budget that is subject to extensive political debate and examination by auditors-general. Budgeted expenditures must be covered either by tax revenue or by borrowing.
Ontario would have encountered vociferous opposition to the green energy act if the government had been required to include the gigantic cost of the power subsidies in its budget.
Instead, it simply directed utility regulators to comply with policies that will cost Ontarians tens of billions of dollars – an unacceptable and undemocratic form of taxation by stealth, to which the citizens of all provinces should demand an end."
Anything that improves a society's quality of life has a potential impact on the health of that society. The healthier we are as group, the fewer demands we make on our healthcare system. The opportunity cost of the bad power policy decisions made by the Ontario government on our behalf includes billions of dollars that will now not be available to spend on other important projects, such as those in healthcare, or non-healthcare activities that have public health implications, such as the refurbishment of aging sewer systems, roads, highways, other means of mass transport and other kinds of infrastructure. Many generations of Ontario taxpayers will suffer the consequences of the environmentally questionable, and financially and economically irresponsible, decisions made in pursuit of "green" power.