Title: Corporate welfare cash: 21st century justifications and billion-dollar bills to come Author: Dr. Mark Milke Publisher: Canadian Taxpayers Federation Date: April 2017 Full Text Article Summary: This study looked at corporate welfare to energy companies and found that governments are racking up huge bills as traditional corporate welfare is shifting towards an increasing number of
Who benefits most from government ‘green’ policies? Usually it is the companies that produce renewable energy, not citizens or the environment. For example, 602 birds and 1,270 bats were killed by wind turbines at a single Ontario wind farm between July and December of 2009.
Aggressive carbon pricing schemes that depend upon routing taxpayer dollars to ‘green’ projects are making energy and other goods more expensive for Canada’s poorest. Canadians in provinces where these policies have been implemented are having to choose between heating their homes and buying groceries to feed their families. Some are walking away from their homes because they can no longer afford to power and heat them. This is the ‘heat or eat’ conundrum.