Statement by Ontario NDP Energy Critic Peter Tabuns
Wynne won’t stop another hydro rate hike
QUEEN’S PARK — “Months after the NDP called on the Liberal government in the legislature to stop the 20 per cent rate hike on hydro delivery charges, Kathleen Wynne has done nothing. She just doesn’t get it. Ontarians can’t afford to pay their hydro bills as it is. Each new rate increase is pushing many in the province past their breaking point.
Instead of listening to people and stopping the sell-off of Hydro One, Premier Wynne went ahead and put her party’s political interests ahead of the public interest. Not only has she handed majority control over Hydro One to private shareholders, but she is doing nothing to stop the utility from jacking up hydro rates for Ontarians even as their CEO gets a 500 per cent pay raise.
This disgusting situation sums up Wynne’s attitude toward Ontario families. Only New Democrats have put forward a plan that will fix our broken electricity system, bring down bills by up to 30 per cent for Ontarians, and put Hydro One back into public hands where it belongs.”