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2012 Incandescent Light Bulb Ban to be Cancelled

Freedom Party's "Dim and Dimmer" ad blasts McGuinty and Hudak

February 21, 2011 Toronto
- In April of 2007, Ontario's Liberal McGuinty government vowed to ban incandescent light bulbs in 2012.  The Progressive Conservatives wanted the ban to take place immediately, in 2007.  A 2011 election plank issued today by Freedom Party of Ontario says surplus energy makes the 2012 ban unnecessary, and proposes that the ban be cancelled.

The plank is being promoted with a new pre-election video advertisement that condemns Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Progressive Conservatives for supporting the ban.

Freedom Party of Ontario's 'Dim and                     Dimmer' pre-election ad.
Click on the Image to Watch the Video

"Dalton McGuinty, with the support of the Progressive Conservatives, said he was banning incandescent light bulbs to reduce CO2 emissions", says Freedom Party Leader Paul McKeever.  "However, the truth is that the ban was a panicky response to Progressive Conservative, then Liberal, mismanagement of Ontario's electricity system.  The Liberals and the Tories left us with insufficient energy, and turned to banning the bulb as a means of reducing demand.  Today, there is often dangerously insufficient demand.

"A Freedom government will cancel the 2012 ban on incandescent bulbs."

For further details, contact:

Paul McKeever, Leader - Freedom Party of Ontario

e-mail: pmckeever@freedomparty.on.ca

Freedom Party has been releasing 2011 election planks since early October. A complete list of the planks released so far can be viewed here. Freedom Party has also released a number of pre-election video ads to promote its planks. They all can be viewed on Freedom Party's youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/fpontario .



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