March 11, 2017 -The Wynne Government’s energy programs are causing great hardship for many Ontarians. They are also failing to deliver on the greening of the environment. And perhaps worse, they have driven up hydro costs and driven out businesses leaving a legacy of debt for our children and their children. This must not be allowed to continue.
PC Party Leader Patrick Brown aptly refers to the Liberal’s legislation as the “Bad Contract Act” because it has provided long term contracts to energy providers with rates as high as 40 times the market value.
Within a few short years of introducing the Liberal’s new energy program, Ontario had a surplus of energy, yet we were experiencing an increasing loss of manufacturing business, and a staggering increase in provincial debt. The Liberal government did nothing to correct its policy direction or to adjust its plan. Whether this was due to legal or political reasons we do not know, but this has been allowed to persist.
Now, with an election around the corner Premier Wynne has decided to make change in policy. It provides Ontarians with an apologetic reduction to their hydro bills — paid ultimately by current and future taxpayers. This adds insult to injury.
The Wynne Liberals are “remortgaging” Ontario’s energy program. They are playing a sneaky shell game, borrowing even more money to pay off the energy providers and passing on the associated debt to our children and grandchildren. This is no way to be accountable or transparent. It is no way to treat hard working tax payers or the next generation. Ontarians deserve better.
Merri asked to hear from the residents of Kanata-Carleton, on “How do high Hydro costs affect you?“. The response from residents was concerning. Merri responded to all who made contact.
“I live in an old log home. I have an efficient heating system. I have insulated and retro-fitted, done everything possible to reduce rates. I actively use the “off-peak” period as much as possible. I have reduced my overall consumption by 25% from 2013-2017. My January hydro bill was $1,367″ “The rates are unconscionable! Thanks for caring”
Thank you for taking the time to write. It is really shocking how the Ontario Liberals seem detached from experiences such as yours and are now trying to find solutions to a mess they knowingly created.
“My wife and I have tried hard to reduce our electrical consumption and work off peak as much as possible. Despite our efforts, our electricity bill keeps going up.”
“we have seen many Ontario jobs disappear to other jurisdictions – China building huge coal-fired plants and USA keeping theirs running. Ontario actually pays the USA to take our excess wind-generated power, Ontario is headed for financial disaster, and all Wynne is looking for is the next shell game to trick taxpayers and electricity customers out of even more money.”
Many thanks for your note. I agree completely with your points which is no consolation I realize but we must fight for change. The past decade under the Liberals has set Ontario back badly. I am taking note of your points for future reference and want to thank you for taking the time to share them. Thanks for your support and let’s sweep Wynne and her gang out of power in the next election…it can’t come too soon!
How low will Ontario Liberals go to gain votes? We know that all they are accomplishing is taking us into deeper debt by borrowing money for this so-called relief and deferring electricity costs to the future.”
We need people to stand up to this nonsense. Hopefully, Ontario will come to its senses in 2018…maybe even sooner! Thanks again for getting in touch and for your support!
But I have had enough of the “Liberals”. If there is anything I can do to help your campaign let me know. Good luck with your campaign.”
Agreed…the Liberals are past their expiration date!
The nomination election may not be until mid April and possibly not until June. There is no firm date yet and lots of speculation.
I appreciate your kind words and wonder if you would consider purchasing a membership to support me at the nomination election. I believe it is going to be a close race and each supporter will make a difference. If you are interested you can go to my website at www.VoteMerrileeFullerton.ca where you will be able to register for a membership online if you like. A one year membership for $10 is all that is needed. I would certainly appreciate your help with the campaign.
Many thanks for your support!