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Helicoptering to the cottage

By Ulli Diemer



Letter to the Editor:

Hydro One CEO Tom Parkinson repeatedly commandeers a corporate helicopter, paid for by the public, to have himself flown to and from his cottage, and all Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan can say is that "these things are always difficult to explain to people."

Not so difficult, really. Mr. Parkinson is guilty of misappropriating corporate resources for personal use. Lower-ranking employees guilty of misappropriation on a comparable scale would undoubtedly be fired.

If Hydro One's board of directors approved these misappropriations, they have failed to properly carry out their responsibility to protect the interests of their shareholders: the public. Instead of expressing his confidence in these board members, the minister should be moving expeditiously to replace them.

Ulli Diemer
April 2005


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