Statement from Ontario PC Energy Critic John Yakabuski on Ontario’s electricity rates
Posted August 10th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Queen’s Park, Toronto – The following is a statement from Ontario PC Energy Critic John Yakabuski on Ontario’s electricity rates:
“(This August 10th) we learned that Ontario Hydro One customers officially pay the highest residential electricity rates in North America, after our province’s fast-increasing rates surpassed Hawaii’s.
Blame for this sad news rests solely with the (province’s) Liberal Government. It would not have been possible without their 13 years of scandal, mismanagement, and waste within the energy sector.
In my travels across the province, I’ve seen first-hand the impacts skyrocketing energy rates have had on the hardworking people of our province. Since the Liberal Government first took office, average households are paying $1,000 more a year on their annual hydro bills, meaning some families are being faced with the difficult choice of eating or heating their home.
Despite this, the Wynne Liberals refuse to acknowledge a ‘crisis’ within our energy sector, and have no plans to clean up their mess.
It’s very clear, for Ontario ratepayers, life is harder under the Wynne Liberals.”
The analysis on Hydro rates were conducted by Parker Gallant, a retired TD banker with a background in international banking. His report and information about his background can be found by clicking on the following links –
Background on the author can be found here: https://parkergallantenergyperspectivesblog.wordpress.com/about/
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