Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown Confronts Premier Wynne on Skyrocketing Electricity Rates

Published on September 14, 2015

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown stood in the Legislative Assembly to question Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding the province’s skyrocketing electricity rates and their impact on competitiveness.

“Over and over again the people of Ontario have made it clear: our energy rates are too high.  It is costing the province jobs, and it is costing the people of Ontario the opportunity to thrive and succeed,” said PC Leader Patrick Brown. “Mr. Speaker, why has the Premier allowed Ontario’s hydro rates to drive jobs away?”

Brown also highlighted the numerous concerns he has heard from residents of Simcoe North regarding the fire sale of Hydro One.  Recent polls show that Ontarians remain strongly opposed to the proposed majority sale of Hydro One.

“Thousands of Ontarians firmly believe that this proposal will raise hydro rates, making life more and more unaffordable,” Brown added.  “The Liberals must hit the pause button in the face of overwhelming public opposition.”

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown stood in the Legislative Assembly to question Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding the province’s skyrocketing electricity rates and their impact on competitiveness.

“Over and over again the people of Ontario have made it clear: our energy rates are too high.  It is costing the province jobs, and it is costing the people of Ontario the opportunity to thrive and succeed,” said PC Leader Patrick Brown. “Mr. Speaker, why has the Premier allowed Ontario’s hydro rates to drive jobs away?”

Brown also highlighted the numerous concerns he has heard from residents of Simcoe North regarding the fire sale of Hydro One.  Recent polls show that Ontarians remain strongly opposed to the proposed majority sale of Hydro One.

“Thousands of Ontarians firmly believe that this proposal will raise hydro rates, making life more and more unaffordable,” Brown added.  “The Liberals must hit the pause button in the face of overwhelming public opposition.”