Tag Archives: Electricity Rates

Wynne allowing private Hydro One to line the pockets of its investors at the expense of families: NDP

Oct 16, 2017 @ 16:51 During question period Monday, Ontario NDP Energy critic and Toronto—Danforth MPP Peter Tabuns demanded that the $2.6 billion tax benefit given to Hydro One by the government must result in lower electricity costs for Ontario families and businesses, not higher profits for private investors. That’s following an announcement by Hydro One that it will challenge ...

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Taxpayer-funded, partisan ads misleading Ontarians

NDP Finance critic John Vanthof says the Wynne Liberals are misleading Ontarians with taxpayer-funded ads promoting the Liberals’ hydro borrowing scheme.   “Yesterday, the premier stated that the $5.5-million hydro ad campaign, which was designed to boost Liberal polling numbers, was important because people in the province needed to know the details about government programs that are in place,” said ...

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Andrea Horwath – Liberal response to the cost of hydro ads

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:12 Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement regarding the Liberal government’s response when the NDP revealed documents showing the government is spending $5.5 million on advertising to counter negative media coverage of high hydro bills: “The Wynne Liberal government is spending $5.5 million to counter people’s negative view of their high hydro bills. ...

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Lower Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Ontario passed legislation today that will lower electricity bills by 25 percent on average for all residential customers to provide significant rate relief and ensure greater fairness. The Fair Hydro Act, 2017 reduces electricity bills for all residential consumers and as many as half a million small businesses and farms, starting this summer. Lower-income Ontarians and those living in eligible ...

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NDP raises case of hydro bill topping 50% of income

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:20 Tuesday, April 11, 2017; during question period, NDP Energy critic Peter Tabuns grilled Premier Kathleen Wynne over her failure to take action on soaring hydro prices, raising the case of Krysta Meecham-Robertson, whose $800 per month income is more than half wiped out by a $450 monthly hydro bill.   “Premier Wynne hasn’t taken a dime off ...

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Skyrocketing Hydro Rates Have Caused Legion Branch 23 Sale & Other Problems

Apr 5, 2017 @ 11:37   Michael Manta talks about some of the problems faced by Northern Ontario residents, and communities dealing with huge electrical bills.     “Once again, through its failed energy policies, the Wynne government has damaged our local community,” stated Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli. North Bay Legion Branch 23 executives revealed they were forced to sell ...

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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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