April 16th, 2015

Horwath and Ontario’s New Democrats will fight for public hydro

Queen’s Park –Today,  Andrea Horwath said that Ontario’s New Democrats will fight to protect public ownership of Hydro One after Kathleen Wynne announced her plan to sell off 60% of Hydro One earlier this morning.

“Ontario's public hydro system supports healthcare, education, and social services. Kathleen Wynne's plan to privatize Hydro One will put all that at risk and leave Ontarians paying higher hydro bills”.

Horwath noted that earlier privatizations of hydro have led to the tripling of hydro bills. Since 2002 privatization has driven the cost of energy from 4.3 cents per kilowatt-hour to 14 cents per kilowatt-hour.

“Kathleen Wynne won’t make any guarantees about rates, and neither can Ed Clark,” said Horwath. “Ontarians didn’t vote for this. They don’t want this, and we’re going to make sure that Kathleen Wynne hears that loud and clear over the coming weeks”. 

Horwath committed that New Democrat will fight this sale, and Ontarians will be hearing more in the days to come.