Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Quelle Shockeroo--the Liberals Low-Balled the Cost of Cancelling That Oakville Gas Plant

Seems their math was a bit off:
TORONTO -- The Ontario Power Authority says the cost of cancelling the Oakville gas plant was up to $310 million, many times the $40-million figure the Liberal government has been using. 
Colin Andersen, CEO of the energy planning agency, says the OPA commissioned outside experts who estimated the cost of cancelling the Oakville plant at $241 million. 
However, Andersen told a legislative committee the OPA itself now puts the cost of the Oakville project at $310 million, and explained the difference by saying many future costs are hard to estimate. 
The Liberals have repeatedly said Oakville cost $40 million, which Andersen said is accurate to describe only the so-called "sunk costs" that cannot be recovered...
"Sunk costs" is what I'd call the years of Liberal rule (because there's no way we're getting back the moolah they've squandered, and now we're sunk).

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