Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2016
MPP Arnott launches petition on hydro rates
(Wellington-Halton Hills) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott is launching a petition calling on
the Ontario Government to take immediate action to stabilize hydro rates.
“Our petition intended to make it easy for people to speak out against their ever higher hydro bills
and make their voice heard,” Mr. Arnott said.
The rising cost of hydro is being felt across the province.
“Seniors, families, farmers, small businesses, manufacturers….everyone is struggling with high
electricity bills,” Mr. Arnott said.
The Ontario PC Caucus has been raising concerns at Queen’s Park for years about hydro. They
say the increase in hydro rates can be directly attributed to the Liberal Government’s
mismanagement of the electricity sector.
“Whether it’s the vastly inflated prices for green energy, the politically motivated decisions to cancel
the Oakville and Mississauga gas plants, smart meters that have failed to meet their conservation
targets and aren’t working in rural Ontario, and now the sale of majority control of Hydro One, the
Liberals have shown that they think there’s no limit to what the ratepayer can afford to pay,” argued
The 2015 Auditor General’s report found that Ontarians overpaid for electricity by $37 billion over
the past 8 years. The report went on to say that if nothing changes, that number will rise by an
additional $133 billion over the next 18 years.
Copies of the petition are available by contacting Mr. Arnott’s Riding Office at 1-800-265-2366 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Arnott intends to present the petitions he receives from constituents in
the Ontario Legislature in the Spring Sitting.
“By signing the petition, you can help me make the point that the Government must reverse its
current course on electricity policy,” Mr. Arnott concluded.
(Attached: Mr. Arnott’s petition)
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