Canadian Consumers: DimBulbs or Left in the Dark?
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Gas, Oil, Food, Real Estate prices etc...ever rising into the stratosphere and soon becoming a rare commodity.
A rare commidity touted by Corporate Fear Mongers to a gulliable public, now have one more thing to be very afraid of. That fear, is the shortage of Light Bulbs !!! Light Bulb Manufacturers fear New Canadian Standards mandated in a few years may (will) cause new Light Bulbs to be in short supply and may increased costs may (will) result to the consumer.
To that "Inconvienient Truth" I say to Canadians, "Quick, get off your ass and make a Run to the Border to the nearest Home Depot before it's too late."
Yep, "Hoarding" will be the new "Economy Benchmark" in Canada. There may be Black Market Villians out there on street corners selling Light bulbs out of the trunks of their Hybrids.
Perhaps even Home Invasions to steal your lightbulbs.
Will street lights be safe from Binners?
One can only assume year long Public Commission Government Hearings, with all the "Media Flair of Watergate", all at the Public Taxpayers expense of course ,will be held on this upcoming "Severe Lightbulb World Shortage".
One wonders who will be the "Poster Child Guardian of the Light?"
Time for the "Fear Mongering Corporate Dim Bulbs" of this world to be permanently "Switched Off"
Cause we all know what Fear Mongering Shortages mean! "False Profits", by those who use "Fear Mongering Prophecies" to part Consumers with their money.
New light bulb standards may push up pricesJack Branswell and Mike Reid, Canwest News ServicePublished: Sunday, April 27, 2008
OTTAWA -- Canadians could pay more for light bulbs and may not even have access to certain types of lights because of a worldwide shortage when new national light bulb efficiency standards come into effect in 2012.
In documents obtained through Access to Information, those issues were raised by the lighting industry with the government because of Canada's push to phase out inefficient light bulbs by 2012.
The government and the lighting industry had a summit in Toronto last June and documents out of that meeting and follow up ones show there is still concern about some of the details of how inefficient light bulbs - typically incandescents - will be replaced and at what cost.