QUEEN'S PARK — Peter Tabuns released this statement in response to the Ford government re-instating standard tiered and time-of-use electricity pricing this week in all regions in Ontario —including in areas where the stay-at-home order remains in place —causing electricity bills to jump while people are still coping with a pandemic:
Thanks to Doug Ford's hydro rate hike, households must pay as much as 17.6 cents per kilowatt hour, up from 8.5 cents. After the former Liberal government sold off Hydro One, and presided over skyrocketing and unaffordable bills, Ford promised a 12 per cent drop in electricity bills. Instead, he’s hiked them higher and higher. So far, hydro bills have gone up almost two per cent on Ford’s watch.
People need a government with a plan and the political will to fix the hydro system and bring down prices for families and businesses, for good.”
Ford again hikes hydro bills mid-pandemic: NDP
Published on February 24, 2021