Petition to Lower Hydro Rates

TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

WHEREAS, household electricity bills have sky-rocketed by 56% and electricity rates have tripled as a result of the Liberal government’s mismanagement of the energy sector;

WHEREAS, the billion-dollar gas plants cancellation, wasteful and unaccountable spending at Ontario Power Generation and the unaffordable subsidies in the Green Energy Act will result in electricity bills climbing by another 35% by 2017 and 45% by 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Liberal government wasted $2 Billion on the flawed Smart Meter Program; and

WHEREAS, the recent announcement to implement the Ontario Electricity Support Program will see household hydro bills increase an additional $137.00 per year starting in 2016; and

WHEREAS, the soaring cost of electricity is straining family budgets, and hurting the ability of manufacturers and small businesses in the province to compete and create new jobs; and

WHEREAS, home heating and electricity are a necessity for families in Ontario who cannot afford to continue footing the bill for the government’s mismanagement of the energy sector.

THEREFORE, we the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows: To immediately implement policies ensuring Ontario’s power consumers, including families, farmers and employers, have affordable and reliable electricity.

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