The Government of Ontario is proposing to reduce spending on public health, education, social, environmental and energy conservation programs by approximately $1.9 billion per year. At the same time, the Government  is planning to borrow $4.3 billion per year to continue the previous government’s artificial 25% rate cut for electricity consumers. Is subsidizing electricity prices really more important to the people of Ontario than protecting public health or investing in our children’s future?

A Better Alternative

Ontario can avoid the need to cut spending on public health, education and social programs by reducing electricity costs by $1.9 billion per year by doing a deal with Quebec for low-cost water power.

Quebec is the fourth largest producer of water power in the world; it has the lowest electricity rates in North America and a large and growing electricity surplus available for export. By closing the high-cost Pickering Nuclear Station and importing Quebec power, Ontario can reduce its electricity costs by $1.1 to $1.4 billion per year.

By cancelling the re-build of three of the Darlington Nuclear Station’s four reactors and importing Quebec power, Ontario can reduce its electricity costs by as much as an additional $2.3 billion per year.

Combined, these savings would far outstrip the savings the government is anticipating from its spending cuts.  Read our factsheet for all the details.

Sign the petition below to express your support for cutting hydro costs by making a deal with Quebec
instead of cutting valuable public services.

Cut hydro costs, not public services

Dear Premier,

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261 Joanne Silver Vaughan Aug 16, 2019
260 Wafaa Samaha Toronto Aug 16, 2019
259 Marylou de Bruyn Stouffville Aug 15, 2019
258 Denis Huppe Thornhill Aug 15, 2019
257 Joseph Kim Maple Aug 15, 2019
256 Marlon Lo Toronto Aug 15, 2019
255 eugene schwetz waterdown Aug 15, 2019
254 Boylr Charles Toronro Aug 14, 2019
253 John Qing Markham Aug 14, 2019
252 Winnie Chen markham Aug 14, 2019
251 Marie-Josee Yelle Borden Aug 14, 2019
250 Harald Simon Mindemoya Aug 14, 2019
249 Maria de Bruyn Stouffville Aug 14, 2019
248 Dorothy Holmes Toronto Aug 13, 2019
247 Syed Razvi Markham Aug 13, 2019
246 Doug Green Toronto Aug 13, 2019
245 Mohammad Nasirzadeh Mississauga Aug 13, 2019
244 :Linda Garshon Thornhill Aug 13, 2019
243 Peggy/Rick Abbott Peterborough Aug 13, 2019
242 Lee Miller Barrie Aug 13, 2019
241 Svend de Bruyn Stouffville Aug 13, 2019
240 John Rivière-Anderson Aug 13, 2019
239 Gordon Jones Newmarket Aug 10, 2019
238 Audrey Wong Newmarket Aug 10, 2019
237 Stan Araujo Toronto Aug 08, 2019
236 Jelyn Lucmayon Aug 07, 2019
235 Shannen Lucmayon Markham Aug 07, 2019
234 Tony Leask thornhill Aug 06, 2019
233 Katerina Kontogeorgis Markham Aug 06, 2019
232 Afshin A. Samimi Thornhill Aug 03, 2019
231 nigel Marshall Frankford Aug 02, 2019
230 Vivienne Allen Niagara Falls Aug 01, 2019
229 Michael Williams Cambridge Aug 01, 2019
228 Sathish Krishnan Toronto Jul 31, 2019
227 Cheryl Benson Toronto Jul 30, 2019
226 Raquel Bunn Jul 29, 2019
225 Jim Christiansen Toronto Jul 26, 2019
224 Ria Heynen Ottawa Jul 25, 2019
223 David Wood Mildmay Jul 25, 2019
222 Cymry Gomery Montréal Jul 25, 2019
221 Ellen Shifrin Toronto Jul 25, 2019
220 John Mark Robertson Belleville Jul 25, 2019
219 Lori Borthwick Belleville Jul 25, 2019
218 Spencer Drake Jul 25, 2019
217 Chris Storm Port Hope Jul 25, 2019
216 Dave Connell Huntsville Jul 24, 2019
215 Damon Hines Toronto Jul 24, 2019
214 Lucy Laframboise Thunder Bay Jul 24, 2019
213 Sophie Lovell Huntsville Jul 24, 2019
212 Dominique Bruce Toronto Jul 24, 2019
211 Daniel Araya Toronto Jul 24, 2019
210 Andrew Kenny Toronto Jul 24, 2019
209 Jody North Gravenhurst Jul 24, 2019
208 Helena Annala Toronto Jul 24, 2019
207 Shawn Sadler Temiskaming Shores Jul 24, 2019
206 Cassandra Macnaughtan Bracebridge Jul 24, 2019
205 Robert Golding York Jul 24, 2019
204 Lee Saba Hutchinson Toronto Jul 24, 2019
203 Richard Smyth Huntsville Jul 24, 2019
202 Maurice Poulin Kaministiquia Jul 23, 2019
201 Robert Wilde Edmonton Jul 23, 2019
200 janice arandelovic wasaga beach Jul 23, 2019
199 Chris Storm Port Hope Jul 23, 2019
198 Aaron Rosen Kingston Jul 23, 2019
197 Grant Lowe Toronto Jul 23, 2019
196 Jeanette Bacic Kitchener Jul 23, 2019
195 Darlene Hebert Toronro Jul 23, 2019
194 Elisa Hollenberg Toronto Jul 23, 2019
193 Glenda MacFarlane Toronto Jul 23, 2019
192 Afshin Solhdoust Toronto Jul 23, 2019
191 Jon Moller Kingston Jul 23, 2019
190 Dave Hughes Bowmanville Jul 23, 2019
189 Kara Flannigan Jul 23, 2019
188 Mary Sharkey SUDBURY Jul 23, 2019
187 Brydon Gombay Toronto Jul 23, 2019
186 Wendy He Oakville Jul 12, 2019
185 Margarita De Antunano Ancaster Jul 12, 2019
184 James Bruce Craig King City Jul 10, 2019
183 charlize martins Mississauga Jul 04, 2019
182 wendy leigh-bell Jun 28, 2019
181 Debra Brown Oshawa Jun 26, 2019
180 Lynn Deringer Minden Jun 25, 2019
179 Kathy Garneau Hamilton Jun 24, 2019
178 Ralph Benoit Windsor Jun 24, 2019
177 Dina Pereira Hamilton Jun 24, 2019
176 Heather Giglia Hamilton Jun 24, 2019
175 David Rice Jun 23, 2019
174 Gloria Marsh Richmond Hill Jun 23, 2019
173 Michell Powe Toronto Jun 23, 2019
172 Audrey Mccracken Mississauga Jun 22, 2019
171 Philip Kienholz Peterborough Jun 22, 2019
170 john butcher Toronto Jun 21, 2019
169 Samantha Fassnacht Jun 19, 2019
168 Anna Chubukova Etobicoke Jun 19, 2019
167 Katrina Groen Scarborough Jun 19, 2019
166 susan alexander ottawa Jun 19, 2019
165 Grace Alexander Toronto Jun 19, 2019
164 Katherine Siren Barrie Jun 18, 2019
163 Kimberley Peralta Toronto Jun 18, 2019
162 Kailaj Day Toronto Jun 18, 2019