Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was in Whitby on Sunday to host a packed community town hall meeting regarding the Liberal government’s sell-off of Hydro One. Horwath was joined by Oshawa MPP Jennifer French and Whitby Councillor Christopher Leahy.
“Families in Whitby and Oshawa are already struggling to pay some of the highest electricity bills in Canada,” said Horwath. “Selling-off Hydro One will mean ever higher electricity rates for people and for businesses. Ontarians are telling me very clearly that they simply can’t afford it.”
The town hall is part of a series of public consultations New Democrats have held across Ontario. Hundreds of people have come out to packed town halls across the province to express their concerns about the negative impacts of the Liberal sell-off of Hydro One.
“The Premier and her Liberal government are selling-off Hydro One without giving people a say. I’m glad to give people a chance to be heard on this issue. New Democrats will keep standing up for Ontario families and we’re going to keep fighting for an affordable and public hydro system.”
More than 80% of Ontarians oppose the sell-off of Hydro One and 185 municipalities have passed motions condemning the sale.
“New Democrats have heard Ontarians loud and clear. Selling-off Hydro One is short-sighted and will leave Ontario worse off. It’s bad for Whitby and Oshawa, it’s bad for families, it’s bad for business and it’s bad for our province,” said Horwath.