Lowering Hydro Bills for Ontario Families

Published on November 29, 2017

Patrick Brown and the Ontario PCs will make life more affordable for families by lowering hydro bills by an additional 12%

Today Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, laid out the Ontario PC plan to lower the average hydro bill by an additional 12%. This would save the average household $173 a year on their hydro bill.
 
“Under Kathleen Wynne’s watch, families are struggling to pay their hydro bills,” said Brown. “We need to do better on hydro. Ontario families need a hydro bill they can afford. The Ontario PCs will deliver much-needed hydro relief to families by lowering the average hydro bill by an additional 12%.”

Hydro rates have tripled under Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals. Families pay $1,000 more today than they did when the Liberals took office. 
 
“The sad truth is we’re not paying for better service – we’re paying more while Liberal friends get rich,” Brown added. “The hard-earned money from Ontario families is being used to pay off a network of well-connected donors and insiders who have gamed the system with the help of Kathleen Wynne.” 
 
The Wynne Liberals have accepted $1.3 million in donations from companies who received thousands of energy contracts. These sweetheart deals have resulted in families overpaying by $9.2 billion for hydro. Kathleen Wynne also sold off the publicly-owned Hydro One in a fire sale to reward her donors and friends. 
“Kathleen Wynne’s policies have raised hydro rates to some of the highest in North America. If she’s re-elected, her government’s own internal documents and the Auditor General’s show that rates will skyrocket to the highest they’ve ever been,” said Brown. “Unlike the Liberals, our hydro relief will not be reversed after the next election. The Ontario PCs will fix hydro and provide real, lasting savings. That’s real help, delivered right on your hydro bill. That’s real change that works for families.”
 
12% more off your hydro bill is one of five key measures included in the Ontario PC Party’s plan to get Ontario back on track, called the People’s Guarantee. Additional measures in the People’s Guarantee include:

  • 22.5% lower income taxes for the middle class 
  • 75% refund for child care expenses
  • The largest mental health commitment in Canadian provincial history  
  • The first-ever Trust, Integrity and Accountability Act