Earlier this week, the Ford Government announced that the CEO and board of Hydro One were stepping down.
Moose FM spoke with MPP Laurie Scott about that. She believes the removal of the board is just step one of several in reducing hydro rates for Ontarians. Although Haliburton County will not see an immediate change, Scott believes that change is coming.
Scott believes that the cost of hydro is why there has been a 30% spike in the use of food banks in the area, saying that people have been forced to choose between heat and the need to eat, in some cases, people have resorted to burning furniture to heat their homes.
“It has been the tipping point of putting people into poverty,” said Scott in reference to the “out of control” costs for hydro in the province.