Petition to Reduce Energy Rates


TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

WHEREAS Electricity rates have risen by more than 300% since the current Government took office; and

WHEREAS over half of Ontarians’ power bills are regulatory and delivery charges and the Global Adjustment; and

WHEREAS many rural customers will see delivery charges soaring by as much as 25% in 2017, which will increase their total hydro bills by up to 11.5%; and

WHEREAS more and more Ontarians are being forced into energy poverty, having to cut down on essential expenses such as food and medicines in order to pay their increasingly unaffordable electricity bills; and

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, PETITION THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO AS FOLLOWS:

To take immediate steps to reduce the total cost of electricity paid for by Ontarians, including costs associated with power consumed, the Global Adjustment, delivery charges, administrative charges, tax and any other charges added to Ontarians’ energy bills.