Rates are Going Up

Electricity rates  are skyrocketing on March 1, now the question should be this fall can Ontario taxpayers afford this increase and are they better off now than they were four years ago.

From  Canadian press

Hydro One, the giant transmission utility that also acts as a local distribution company for about one million customers, is threatening to cut off power to people it knows are struggling to pay their bills.

“We recognize that some Ontario families are experiencing financial difficulties and having problems paying their utility bills,” wrote Hydro One’s manager of public affairs, Enza Cancilla, Jan. 27.

I admit this issue is more complex than partisan rhetoric but cutting or threatening to cut people’s power off because they can’t pay the bills is unbelievable.has Ontario now become unaffordable for a great swath of families .