Tag Archives: Electricity Rates

Tuesday Morning News – March 21

Mar 21, 2017 @ 06:42 Weather – Periods of snow ending this morning then clearing. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. Temperature falling to minus 9 this afternoon. A snow squall watch is in effect for: Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Gogama – Foleyet Brief, intense snowfall is expected to develop. Under the snow squall, ...

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Are Wynne’s Hydro Ads in Contempt of Parliament – House Leader says ‘Yes’

Today, Ontario PC House Leader Jim Wilson charged that Kathleen Wynne’s taxpayer-funded hydro ads are in contempt of parliament. The self-congratulatory ads, which the auditor general has said are out of line, are running before legislation has been introduced, an alleged breach of parliamentary rules. MPP Wilson informed the Speaker today that he will rise on a point of privilege ...

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NDP’s Horwath demands Wynne’s hydro legislation be tabled Monday

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to table her promised hydro bill on Monday.   “Premier Wynne, has issued a news release and delivered talking points – now it’s time to deliver a plan,” said Horwath. “Ontario families, businesses and municipalities have a right to know what will happen to their bills and who will pay the ...

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Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25% on average

Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25% on average for all residential customers and half a million farms and businesses, as part of a significant system restructuring that will address long-standing policy challenges and ensure greater fairness. Starting this summer, Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with this 25% break. Many small businesses and farms in northeastern Ontario would also ...

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Mantha – Hydro bills put community centres at risk

Mar 6, 2017 @ 09:43 On Saturday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath joined the leadership of Echo Bay, Desbarats, Bruce Mines, Hilton Beach and the Township of St. Joseph to speak out about skyrocketing hydro bills – which are putting their community hubs at risk. “The Johnson Township Community Centre Arena in Desbarats is a community hub for people from all ...

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News from the Park – New Session of Legislature

Mar 6, 2017 @ 08:11 You may recall that in the first edition of News from the Park since new session of the Legislature opened, I wrote that my colleagues and I were truly eager to get back to business in Queen’s Park to address the concerns of all Ontarians. If you read or watched any news at all, you ...

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À la FMNO, on félicite le gouvernement provincial pour ses mesures relatives aux tarifs d’électricité

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:45 À la Fédération des municipalités du Nord de l’Ontario, on désire féliciter le ministre de l’Énergie, M. Glenn Thibeault, ainsi que le gouvernement provincial pour l’annonce faite aujourd’hui à l’effet que tous les consommateurs résidentiels verront cet été leur facture d’électricité réduite en moyenne de 25 pour cent.   Le plan Électricité Prix Équitable de l’Ontario, qui ...

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FONOM Commends the Provincial Government for Addressing Electricity Costs

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:42 The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to commend the Minister of Energy, Glenn Thibeault and the provincial government for announcing today that they will lower electricity bills by 25 percent on average this summer for all residential customers.   Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan consisting of the 25 percent reduction includes the 8 ...

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Premier’s Statement on Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:39 Premier Kathleen Wynne made the following statement today to announce Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan:* “We’re here today to talk about the high cost of electricity in Ontario: how it got to this point, how it must be fixed and how exactly we’re going to put that fix in place. For too long, governments — my ...

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Bankers win, families pay with Wynne’s $40B borrowing scheme

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:19 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says bankers will definitely win with Premier Kathleen Wynne’s new $40 billion borrowing scheme — but Ontario families will pay the price. Wynne announced Thursday she’ll pay about $40 billion in interest costs over the next 30 years in order to finance a hydro bill subsidy. The slapdash plan fails to ...

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System Restructuring Delivers Lasting Relief to Households Across Province – Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Percent

Mar 2, 2017 @ 19:10 Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25 percent on average for all residential customers as part of a significant system restructuring that will address long-standing policy challenges and ensure greater fairness. Starting this summer, Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with this 25 percent break. Many small businesses and farms would also benefit from ...

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