Sunday, February 17, 2008

It's Gettin' Better All The Ti-i-ime....

Back in March of 2007 I had a big laugh here on the blog, noting that Ontario energy rates were going up because Ontario energy customers had believed the government when they were told they'd save money if they used less energy. Turns out that was a crock because Ontario's energy customers (read: "suckers") used so much less energy to save money that the gummint had to (here comes the laugh....) raise rates to make up for the shortfall--so the result was that Ontario energy users were now paying more for less. Wunnerful! Hilarious!

Today, I'm treated to this: The Ontario Energy Board is allowing Enbridge, an Ontario energy utility, to
charge its Ontario customers a new fee to help pay the costs of an out-of-court settlement [because in] 2004, the Supreme Court ruled against the natural gas company -- for charging unfair fees. (emphasis mine)

Boy, those gummint guys sure do know how to make capitalism run better.

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