Category Archives: Reforming Ontario’s Local Electrical Distribution Sector

Toronto Hydro customers face 18% rate hike in 2016

(April 21, 2016) Power bills for Toronto Hydro’s residential customers are set to increase by 18% in May compared to the same time last year.

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Ontarians paying more to use less electricity, a trend critics say won’t change

Consumer hydro rates have risen in Ontario since 2012, while they’ve dipped elsewhere. Continue reading

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Ontario electricity rate increases continue to blow past inflation

(April 15, 2016) Ontario’s residential hydro customers will continue to use more of their paycheque to cover monthly hydro bills.

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Queen’s Park the biggest winner with cap and trade

(March 23, 2016) Cap and trade will provide endless reasons for interest groups to lobby Queen’s Park for access to the many exemptions and potential political favours embedded in the legislation.

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Op-ed: Ontario electricity rates fastest rising in North America

How fast have they risen? Hydro prices in Ontario have gone up three times faster than the price of other goods and services. Continue reading

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Getting Zapped: Ontario power prices increased at fastest rate in North America

(February 22, 2016) A new joint study by the Consumer Policy Institute and Energy Probe shows residential power prices in Ontario have increased at the fastest rate in North America.

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Toronto Hydro’s gift to ratepayers

Toronto Hydro will hike distribution rates by more than 20% in the coming year. Continue reading

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A public Toronto Hydro is a bad deal for the city

Toronto Hydro’s inefficiencies cost the city tens of millions of dollars annually in unnecessarily high hydro rates. Continue reading

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Queen’s Park moves to silence dissent on electricity

(January 4, 2016) A new law would shut down the last arena of independent public review of the billions of dollars in public spending on electricity.

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Top 10 takeaways from auditor general’s report on Ontario’s electricity sector

(December 4, 2015) Ontario’s auditor general blasts the province’s dysfunctional electricity sector.

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