By Jason Miller, The Belleville Intelligencer (Sept. 30, 2015) – Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith has been posted as the watchdog for the sell-off of a publicly-owned utility. In recent weeks Smith has heated up the Progressive Conservatives’ protest of the provincial Liberal plan to sell Ontario’s share in HydroRead More →

By Kevin Bernard, Bayshore Broadcasting (Sept. 28, 2015) – Concerns raised by Ontario’s Chambers of Commerce about the partial sale of Hydro One are being dismissed by the Ministry of Energy. A letter was fired off to Premier Kathleen Wynne in August by the 160 Chambers that make up the OntarioRead More →

By Jon Thompson, Thunder Bay News Watch (Sept. 25) – Although 34 out of 35 Northwestern Ontario municipalities have passed resolutions opposing the privatization of Hydro One, opponents of the province’s plan say resolutions are only the beginning. The Citizens Coalition Against the Privatization of Hydro One pleaded with members ofRead More →

By JAMES BAGNALL, OTTAWA CITIZEN (September 25, 2015) – Ontario residents’ already strong opposition to the provincial government’s plans to sell up to 60 per cent of Hydro One is growing – and could have an impact on key ridings in next month’s federal election. This is according to aRead More →

The Weekly Asian Connections (Sept 23) –  Today, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown questioned Premier Wynne in the Legislature over revelations from the Hydro One Prospectus released last week. Brown focused primarily on a new clause that prevents future Governments from regaining majority control of Hydro One. “ItRead More →

  By Joelle Kovach, The Peterborough Examiner, (September 22, 2015) – Coun. Diane Therrien’s idea to have city council push for the retention of Hydro One as a public asset is going ahead. Council will be sending a letter to Queen’s Park asking that no portion of the utility beRead More →

By: Rob Ferguson Toronto Star (Sep 22 2015) — Controversy over the privatization of Hydro One followed Premier Kathleen Wynne to the International Plowing Match, where opposition rivals drew applause Tuesday for urging her to back down on the sale. Wynne was on the main stage for the opening ceremoniesRead More →

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By Kendra Mangione, CTVNews.ca (Sept. 21, 2015) – Nearly 80 per cent of Ontario residents believe their electricity bills will increase with the partial sale of Hydro One, CTV News has learned. A new poll conducted for the Ontario Energy Association and obtained by CTV Toronto’s Paul Bliss on Sunday asked: “IfRead More →

By Mandy Marciniak, Kingston Heritage News (Sept. 17, 2015) – Earlier this month, Kingston city council joined over 130 other municipalities across Ontario when they voted on a motion to support the continued operation of Hydro One as a publicly owned asset. This vote, which passed unanimously, comes as speculationRead More →

983 Fly FM Kingston (Sept. 16, 2015) – City Councillor Jim Neill is doing his part to stop the sale of Hydro One to private companies in Ontario. “Municipal leaders know their residents and businesses can’t afford privatization,” says Neill. “The good news is we can still stop this scheme beforeRead More →

Burlington Post (Sept. 16, 2015) — The Burlington Chamber of Commerce has joined a coalition of 36 chambers of commerce and boards of trade from across Ontario calling on the provincial government to provide evidence that electricity prices will not increase as a result of the government’s decision to sellRead More →

CBC News (Sep 15) – Ontario’s Liberals are being forced to explain why they want to sell Hydro One after condemning the previous Progressive Conservative government for proposing a similar privatization plan. The Conservatives dug up a 2002 motion from veteran Liberal Jim Bradley, now the chair of cabinet, thatRead More →

By Adrian Morrow and Tim Kiladze (Sep. 14, 2015) – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is pushing ahead with the privatization of Hydro One in the face of mounting opposition and a raft of polls that show the move is broadly unpopular. On the first day of the fall legislative session,Read More →

By Leith Dunick, Thunder Bay News Watch (Sept. 10, 2015) – Ontario selling Hydro One to the private sector would be a mistake, says a group of protestors attempting a last-ditch effort to convince Premier Kathleen Wynne to put the brakes on the plan. About two dozen opponents of theRead More →

Nearly 200 municipalities from across Ontario have passed resolutions calling on the provincial government to halt its plans to privatize Hydro One and to recommit to the principles of public hydro. They are: Addington Highlands, township of Admaston/Bromley, township of Alfred and Plantagenet, township of Alnwick / Haldimand, township of Amaranth,Read More →

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By Bill Hutchins, Kingstonregion.com (Sept. 8, 2015) – City council has sent a strong message to the Ontario government: Don’t sell Hydro One. Kingston has joined the growing list of municipalities to oppose the pending privatization of the giant public utility. The Liberal government has said it intends to sellRead More →

Chiefs of Ontario leader Isadore Day said he believes the Ontario government should have engaged in “extensive consultation” with First Nations governments about the semi-privatization of Hydro One. By Sara Mojtehedzadeh, The Toronto Star (Aug 18 2015) – First Nations have been almost completely excluded from the decision to sell Hydro OneRead More →

A rush to unload assets owned by us all for short-term benefit hurts us in the long run. By: Christopher Hume Toronto Star (Aug 11 2015) – The public realm is more than just a series of spaces; it’s all those places and things that connect the individual to theRead More →

By Mike Crawley CBC News (Jul 30, 2015) – The provincial government’s own polling suggests that most Ontarians oppose the sale of Hydro One, fearing a rise in electricity prices. Premier Kathleen Wynne’s staff released the polling data to Queen’s Park reporters on Thursday. The documents show the government conductedRead More →

Liberals ignoring own polling data By Antonella Artuso The Toronto Sun (July 30, 2015) – Nearly 75% of Ontarians want Hydro One to remain in public hands, the provincial government’s own polling shows. A majority of those surveyed said selling off shares of Hydro One to the private sector wouldRead More →

By Darcy Henton THE CALGARY HERALD (July 27, 2015) — Calgary-based TransAlta Corporation manipulated power prices and engaged in insider trading when it shut down its coal-fired power plants during peak periods nearly five years ago, according to a decision handed down by the Alberta Utilities Commission on Monday. The commission foundRead More →

By Denis Langlois Sun Times, Owen Sound, (July 8, 2015) — Grey County council is calling on the provincial government to stop the sale of any part of Hydro One. In a motion adopted Tuesday, July 7, council said the power utility should remain as a “wholly public asset for the benefitRead More →

Remarks for PC Leader Patrick Brown, Hydro One News Conference (June 1, 2015) – The imminent passage of the budget marks a sad day for Ontario because it sees the people of this province lose control of Hydro One. Over 100 years ago in 1906, the Ontario Legislature passed the Power Commission Act, establishingRead More →

Toronto Sun editorial (May 26, 2015) —Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin’s report into Hydro One’s billing catastrophe could not have been more damning. He accused the giant public utility of misleading not only his investigators, but the Hydro One board of directors, the energy minister and the Ontario Energy Board, as itRead More →

By Penny Coles Niagara Advance (May 21, 2015) – There’s little good news in the future for Ontario hydro customers, says Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro president Tim Curtis. Electricity commodity charges are increasing this month, and will again in November, he said. But the biggest hit will be in January, when the OntarioRead More →

By Rob Ferguson Toronto Star (May 14 2015) –  Taxpayers will be kept in the dark as the government pulls an iron curtain across Hydro One, blocking its $9-billion sale from public scrutiny, Ontario’s outspoken auditor general and seven other watchdogs warn. In a rare show of force, eight independent officersRead More →