An Assessment of: 'A Framework for Competiton - The Report of the Advisory Committee on Competition in Ontario's Electricity System to the Ontario Minister of Environment and Energy, May 1996'

  • Harry Baumann


Anyone taking a critical view of this Report and its recommendations must do so with some trepidation because the Ontario Government has appointed the ultimate in blue ribbon panels. I recall joining the federal Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in the late 1970s and asking a senior public servant who had been the best Minister during his 25 years in the Department. Without hesitation, he answered "Donald Macdonald" (who served as Chair of the Advisory Committee).