In an effort to "Go Green," the Tories have announced a potential ban on the incandescent light bulb by 2012 as a part of their new plan for the environment. The ban will save Canadians money, save on electricity and help reduce greenhouse emissions.
To be frank, I am not sure how I feel about this. To be sure, fluorescent bulbs do cut energy use. They also last longer than incandescents. Our house has a little more than 50% fluorescent lights, and I did notice that our electricity bill went down. But really, is banning incandescent bulbs the most important thing a government can do? It ranks nowhere at all on my personal list of priorities a government should have. There are so many significant social ills that the Conservatives could be working on. Banning a certain type of light bulb seems somehow puerile, stupid, a waste of my time and valuable tax dollars.
I did not vote Conservative so I could watch them diddle away at peanut issues. There are bigger problems in this country than incandescent light bulbs.