Toronto ON – Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak announced that a PC government would provide immediate relief for families and seniors facing rising energy costs by removing the HST from home hydro and heating bills, and removing the debt retirement charge from home hydro bills.
An Ontario PC government will provide Ontario families with real, permanent household relief by:
- Removing the HST from residential hydro bills. The HST has made life unaffordable for many families. Combine that with expensive energy experiments and hydro bills are soaring.
- Removing the HST from residential home heating bills (natural gas and other fuels). We live in Canada where heating our homes isn’t a luxury. Increasing the cost with a tax increase is unfair.
- Removing the Debt Retirement Charge from residential hydro bills.
Taken together, these three steps will give a typical Ontario household $275 in immediate relief from rising energy bills.
“After talking to families, party members and our unprecedented ‘Have Your Say Ontario’ survey, it’s clear that people in Ontario want relief from Dalton McGuinty’s HST and skyrocketing hydro bills.”
–Tim Hudak, Ontario PC Party Leader