News from the Niagara Falls Riding Constituency Office of Wayne Gates
Posted September 13, 2016 on Niagara At Large
“For six years, New Democrats have been calling on the Liberals to take the HST off hydro – but we meant it as just the first step to lower hydro bills not the only step.
“The only reason we have the HST on hydro in the first place, is because the Liberals put it there. Now they’re offsetting it in the form of a rebate which means it’s not permanently gone. What stops them from just putting it back on when they need more money?
“Instead of making Ontarians wait four months for the rebate, why not just remove the HST permanently. Families need the relief on their bills now
“Our message to the Premier is this: Just take the HST off hydro already, once and for all. Just get rid of it.
“And the government shouldn’t stop there. They have to keep working to lower hydro bills. And they have to stop any further sell-off of Hydro One. So much more needs to be done.
“When it comes to Niagara I was disappointed to see this Throne Speech say nothing about the crisis in healthcare. In Niagara we have a serious problem with wait times that needs to be addressed but the Government was silent on these issues.”
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