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Light Shone on Incandescent Ban

Liberal/Tory Enviro-spin Designed to Cover-up Power Mismanagement

May 4, Toronto - Freedom Party today released a video that accuses the McGuinty government, and Tory opposition, of using global warming as an excuse for electricity rationing that actually is the result of mismanaging electricity in the province.

VIDEO URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRXZ4TstR28
Title: "Global Warming and the Incandescent Lightbulb Ban"

"The power shortages we face today are the direct result of electricity price controls imposed by the Progressive Conservatives in November of 2002, and continued by the Liberals ever since" says Freedom Party leader, Paul McKeever.  "The tories scared off private electricity generation investors in 2002, and McGuinty's continued price fixing has kept them away.  Nobody wants to invest millions or billions of dollars only to have price controls imposed to prevent them from getting a return on their investment.

"For the Liberals and Conservatives now to cover-up their respective records of mismanagement by tarting up power rationing as a policy designed to fight global warming is intellectual dishonesty of the highest order.  Hopefully, this short video will shed some light on McGuinty's and Tory's attempts to cover their behinds with enviro-malarky."

Freedom Party released its 2007 Election Platform on October 4, 2005.  The party's electricity plank can be read here.  A Freedom Party government would improve the supply of electricity by offering generation companies contractually-entrenched protection from direct or indirect price-fixing.

For further details, contact: Paul McKeever

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This media release distributed to all major news media in Ontario and to Ontario's MPPs.

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