Liberals must stop playing political games with people’s lives, end winter hydro disconnections:

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement.  

"Today’s letter by Minister Thibeault requesting a voluntary end to winter disconnections by LDCs changes nothing. It falls far short of the action Ontarians expect and deserve. Both the premier and the minister need to stop playing political games with people’s lives. 

When the legislature resumes sitting on Tuesday, I’ll be pushing to immediately remove the hydro disconnections portion of Bill 27, a 158-page Harper-style omnibus bill, so that all parties can quickly pass it as a standalone piece of legislation. This government should be offering real solutions instead of allowing vulnerable families to freeze in the dark of an Ontario winter.

Of course, ending disconnections is necessary, but people also need urgent action to lower hydro prices."