Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford Calls on the Millionaires Club Running Hydro One to Resign

“As Premier, I will take immediate action to fire the entire scandal plagued Hydro One CEO and Board, should they fail to resign.” – Doug Ford

A News Release from the Ontario PC Party

Posted April 19th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Ontario PC Party leader Doug Ford does his populist thing again – this time with an invitation to Hydro One execs and board members to resign.

Toronto, OntarioDoug Ford today called on the executives and insiders on the Hydro One Board to resign immediately.

Ford made his call following explosive revelations in the Globe and Mail newspaper. A mere six months before an election that promised to finally bring accountability to the company, the Hydro One Board secretly inserted a poison pill into the contract of the Hydro One CEO, that would allow him to cash in $10 million dollars in severance on the way out the door should he be fired.

“Today in Ontario we have seniors unable to pay the rent and families being forced to choose between heating and eating, all because of the hydro mess,” said Ford.  “Now, we are learning that the millionaires club running Hydro One have agreed to Kathleen Wynne’s $6 million dollar man getting an additional $10 million should he be fired.”

Ford also reiterated that he would use every tool at his disposal to remove the CEO and Board from Hydro One, including the prospect of passing retroactive legislation to ensure that these millionaire executives will be blocked from enriching themselves off of the backs of hardworking families and businesses.

“If the CEO and Board at Hydro One have any respect  for their customers, for Ontario or for the people, they would resign today,” Ford continued.  “If they don’t resign, you’d better believe I’ll be kicking him and them out the door and I will use every tool at my disposal to claw back every single dime they’re taking out of the pockets of the people.”

Doug Ford vows to get Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt turfed out, one way or another – a stance that is bound to appeal to his political base and at least some of the fear, frustration  and  rage out there. But when Schmidt is gone, then what?

Ford also pointed out that this latest Hydro One payoff took place under the watch of Kathleen Wynne, who choose to do nothing while hydro cronies and insiders continued to loot the hydro bills of Ontario families. “Why does

Kathleen Wynne continue to spend more time standing up for the fat cat hydro executives on millionaires row than she has ever spent standing up for the families and seniors who can’t pay their bills,” said Ford?  “Once again she tries to sweep another scandal under the rug. Once again she will do anything to distract from her record.”

“I’m going to start cleaning up Kathleen Wynne’s hydro mess on Day One,” Ford concluded.

“Starting with getting rid of the $6 million dollar man and the other millionaire cronies on the hydro board.  Nobody gets to get rich for ripping you off on your hydro bills.  We’re the only party that has a plan to clean up the hydro mess and lower hydro bills for the people.”

Meet the Hydro One Millionaires Club Getting Rich Off of Your Hydro bills…

Mayo Schmidt., CEO:  $6.2 million dollars  Secret $10 million dollar ‘poison pill’ payout that he can cash for being fired.
Gregory Kraly, COO: $2.2 million dollars
Ferio Pugilese, Executive Vice President: $2 million dollars
James Scarlett: Executive Vice President: $1.9 million dollars

And meet the Board of Directors who signed off on these payouts and are letting this rip-off occur…

David Denison, Chairman of the Board

Ian Bourne
Charles Brindamour
Marc Caira
Christie J. Clark
George L. Cooke
Marianne Harris
James D. Hinds
Kathryn J. Jackson
Roberta L. Jamieson
Francis Lankin
Philip Orsino
Jane Peverett
Gale Rubenstein

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2 responses to “Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford Calls on the Millionaires Club Running Hydro One to Resign

  1. Ford, like Trump, gives sufficient warning of his intentions that the ‘enemy’ can prepare to defend itself and reap the benefits. “Ford is the man of the hour… all talk and no….”


  2. OK get rid of the fat cats. Now how is that going to help me?
    Does Ford have replacements for these managers who will work for less?
    The poison pill looks pretty good to me.
    I need some positive reasons for voting for Ford.
    There is no Ford in my future!


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