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Editorial, Peterborough Examiner (May 7, 2016) – Whether the city-owned utility company should sell off the wires, poles, generators and transformers that carry electricity to every home and business in Peterborough is a very big decision. It’s big because of the amount of money involved – the city could walk awayRead More →

The majority of Hydro One shares are still owned by the people! Tuesday, May 31, 9 am – 10 am MaRS Building, 101 College St., Toronto (University and College) While Hydro One’s Annual Shareholder Meeting Takes Place inside the MaRS building, we will be outside to say that we ownRead More →

By Joel Wittnebel, The Oshawa Express (May 5, 2016) – The Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation has announced it has signed an agreement with the Whitby Hydro Energy Corporation and Veridian Corporation to study the possibility of merging into one company. The Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation has announced itRead More →

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By Antonella Artuso, Toronto Sun ( May 1, 2016) – Power to the people comes with an ever steeper price. Ontario electricity rates continue to surge in an upward trend that is far easier to predict than the wind gusts necessary to drive the province’s renewable energy turbines. As aRead More →

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LONDON, ONTARIO (Marketwired – April 30, 2016) – Nine out of ten London residents want the provincial Liberals to stop any further sale of Hydro One, according to polling results released at a campaign launch today. “This poll shows a vast majority of people in this riding and across LondonRead More →

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By Frank Matys, Orillia Today ( Apr. 29, 2016) – Any deal between the city and Hydro One will be all but sewn up before the public is let in on details, councillors heard this week. “This is the biggest deal in the history of Orillia and people deserve toRead More →

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By Christina Blizzard, Toronto Sun (Tuesday, April 19) – PC Leader Patrick Brown has thrown down the gauntlet to Charles Sousa. He’s challenged the finance minister to a duel. Hydro bills at dawn. You show me yours, Mr. Sousa, and I’ll show you mine. It began with a testy exchangeRead More →

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TORONTO, ONTARIO (Marketwired – April 16, 2016) – More than four-fifths of Toronto residents living in downtown, York and East York ridings want the provincial Liberals to stop any further sale of Hydro One, according to polling results. “This poll shows a vast majority of people in this riding andRead More →

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By Joan Lillian Wilson, The Downsview Advocate (April 12) – Public meetings about Kathleen Wynne’s plan to sell-off Hydro One have been happening for almost a year now, yet they continue to fill up to capacity. These packed rooms are evidence of the overwhelming opposition to the Liberals’ plan toRead More →

By Janice MacKay, Blackburn News, (Apr. 11) – A self appointed energy watchdog says midwestern Ontario will face even higher costs as the province sells off Hydro One. Bob Budd of Central Huron says low density in rural areas equals expensive power infrastructure. And he says a private company willRead More →

By Christina Blizzard, Toronto Sun ( Apr. 08, 2016) – The OPP probe of Ornge is still up in the air. Det.-Supt. Dave Truax, the police officer in charge of the OPP probe into the Ornge air ambulance scandal, says he’s aware of the recent conviction by an Italian courtRead More →

Toronto (Apr. 6, 2016) – It’s not too late to save Hydro One from the Liberal government’s corrupt privatization scheme, and the spokesperson for Hydro One Not For Sale says the fight continues as vigourously as ever. “The vast majority of Ontarians understand this scheme is going to hurt them,Read More →

Dear Premier Kathleen Wynne, We, the members of the Rural Mayor’s Forum of Eastern Ontario (RMFEO), a newly created organization that formed to address the growing concerns related to fiscal management of small rural municipalities, are writing to you today to express, in the strongest possible terms, our opposition toRead More →

Postmedia Editorial, London Free Press (March 28, 2016) – Any future claims by the Liberal government of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne that it is committed to openness and transparency should be measured against the fact Hydro One has now gone dark to public scrutiny. The Liberals’ sale of 60% ofRead More →

Letter to the editor of Peterborough This Week (Mar. 19, 2016) – Provincially, the sale of Hydro One and locally the sale of Peterborough’s public utility PDI are hot topics of late.  PDI’s report of only six months ago was all rainbows and roses and yet at the recent town hallRead More →

  By Antonella Artuso, Toronto Sun, (March 16, 2016) – Legal fees for the unpopular Hydro One sell-off have already hit $6.2 million. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) obtained the information through a Freedom of Information request. “The firms doing the legal work are top-tier firms in Toronto, and areRead More →

TORONTO, March 9, 2016  /CNW/ – When Colleen Shaw realized just how much privatization was making her hydro bill rise, she decided to tackle the issue the best way she knows how: by creating an app for that. “This app is designed to make people aware of the undemocratic wayRead More →

By Anna Killen, Beach Metro Community News (March 8, 2016) – Nearly 75 East End residents – most apparent NDP supporters – turned out for a meeting at the Coxwell and Danforth library on a snowy March 1 to hear from and give feedback to Toronto-Danforth NDP MPP Peter TabunsRead More →

By J. Murray Martin, Letter to the editor of Peterborough This week (Feb. 25, 2016) — I believe Peterborough City Council should think long and hard before they sell off the electricity distribution part of the PUC to Hydro One. Hydro One has become a large greedy entity that nobodyRead More →

By Adelle Loiselle, Blackburn News, (February 19, 2016) – The chair of a group trying to mobilize Ontarians against the privatization of Hydro One thinks he’ll have some strong allies in Windsor. Rosario Marchese with the Citizens Coalition Against Privatization brought his campaign to the Fogolar Furlan Club Thursday night. He callsRead More →

By Joelle Kovach, Peterborough Examiner (February 19, 2016) –  The city-owned Peterborough Distribution Inc. (PDI) could be sold to Hydro One. PDI distributes electricity in Peterborough, Lakefield and Norwood. The deal would include PDI only – not the local water or power-generation utilities of the city-owned Peterborough Utilities group. MayorRead More →