MPP Scott questions government on increasing hydro rates
Hydro rates are now four times what they were when the Liberal government first came into power and MPP Laurie Scott places some of the blame on the Green Energy Act.
In a press release, the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock provincial representative said the rate of 17.5 cents per kilowatt hour during on-peak hours is unaffordable to many of her constituents.
She asked the minister of energy about the government's subsidies for the solar and wind industry.
“The government claims that it cares about the environment, yet the Green Energy Act allows wind turbines to be constructed on the sensitive Oak Ridges moraine in Manvers and Bethany,” she said in the release.
“Does this government expect seniors on fixed incomes to freeze during peak periods, businesses to close, and dairy cattle to hold their milk until off peak hours?” asked Scott in the legislature. “How can the Minister tell Ontarians that to better manage their bills, they should just stop working and heating their homes during on-peak hours?”