Vladimir Putin

Saunders, Robert Hood

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Some words of tribute to Sir Adam Beck and his work. Facts that bear out the success of public ownership of the hydro utility. The origins and development of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario: a brief review, with figures. Looking forward to tremendous developments in the future. The duty of the Commission. The original partnership with the municipalities of Ontario. Charges to the municipalities. The 13th Bill, which is actually a cheque for credits. Results of the work of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission over the years. Benefits brought to the province. Commercial costs. Dealing with power failures and shortages. Examples of usage, including that of the ballroom where the Empire Club meets, and at Maple Leaf Gardens. Details of power sources. Wastage of electric power. Conservation of energy, with example. An invitation for questions.

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