Hydro bills in Ontario are continuing to increase with no end in sight, said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli today.
Fedeli visited Milman Industries in Sudbury and came across this example.
“Milman Industries is a prime example of how the Wynne government’s failed energy policies are hurting Ontario businesses. Their recent hydro bill was nearly $42,000, yet only $1,200 was for actual electricity. The bulk was for the Global Adjustment fee, which is simply to pay for pricey energy contracts signed by this incompetent Liberal government,” said Fedeli.
“The whole system is out of control. It’s having a real impact on the productivity of our businesses and job growth. These additional fees and delivery charges will continue to increase and send hydro bills even higher. The situation is particularly bad here in the North,” added Fedeli.
Fedeli recently questioned Sudbury MPP and Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault on the the Financial Accountability Officer’s report which revealed that households in Northern Ontario paid over 45% more for electricity costs than households in Toronto, between 2012 and 2014.
“Unfortunately Minister Thibeault only seems interested in serving the interests of the Liberal Party, not the interests of Ontario families and businesses,” said Fedeli.