In their editorial this morning, The Sun bashes Stephen Harper's version of Energuide:
This week, Lunn insisted "over 90% of every dollar" spent under the new Tory program "will go to retrofits on the home."
If the Tories actually manage to pull that off, it will be in part because, unlike the Liberals, the Tories won't subsidize the pre- and post-renovation inspections. Homeowners will be on the hook for those costs themselves.
Unfortunately, in the real world, that's a huge disincentive. If the environment is the huge issue the government must make it as easy as possible to qualify for the cash back and to conserve energy.
Particularly because we strongly suspect the Canadians who took advantage of the Grit program were not amongst the working poor. Richer Canadians who can afford to retrofit their homes don't need government subsidies to do it.
How about this for a campaign slogan:
Canada's New Government: resurrecting old programs and ruining them for the poor.