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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508 Byron Woolcock Madoc Oct 16, 2019
507 Tim Mundell Amherstview Oct 16, 2019
506 Murray Cleland Severn Oct 15, 2019
505 Stephen Van Bruwaene Waterloo Oct 15, 2019
504 louise woychesko lindsay Oct 15, 2019
503 Elon Altar Oct 15, 2019
502 Judy Moore Thornbury Oct 14, 2019
501 Boyd Reimer Toronto Oct 13, 2019
500 Rena Ginsberg Toronto Oct 13, 2019
499 Sabine Amberg Bradford Oct 13, 2019
498 Kevin McCaffrey Aurora Oct 13, 2019
497 Douglas Sanford Belleville Oct 12, 2019
496 Hilkka Pirhonen Newmarket Oct 12, 2019
495 Irene Smith TORONTO Oct 12, 2019
494 Sarah Dalla Pozza Oct 11, 2019
493 Estelle Berry Toronto Oct 11, 2019
492 Melanie Milanich East York Oct 11, 2019
491 Shaymaa Okasha Richmond Hill Oct 11, 2019
490 Mary Morrgwyn Toronto Oct 10, 2019
489 Ehma Beveridge Oct 10, 2019
488 Stephen REiff thornhill Oct 10, 2019
487 Wendie McGuigan Toronto Oct 10, 2019
486 Ben Ball Oct 10, 2019
485 Tracy Currie Ottawa Oct 09, 2019
484 Samiyah Khan Milton Oct 09, 2019
483 Fran Trepanier Scarborough Oct 09, 2019
482 Subhan Farooqi Toronto Oct 09, 2019
481 Kristofer Ozolins Toronto Oct 09, 2019
480 Larry Willman Port Perry Oct 09, 2019
479 Haniah Zahid Kitchener Oct 09, 2019
478 Torrence Betts Brantford Oct 09, 2019
477 Lilian Medeiros Hamilton Oct 09, 2019
476 Richard Smyth Huntsville Oct 09, 2019
475 Kuljit Aujla Brampton Oct 09, 2019
474 Rhyan Hill Elora Oct 08, 2019
473 G Henney Oct 08, 2019
472 Andrea Lopez Oct 08, 2019
471 Fiona Hawley Brantford Oct 08, 2019
470 lucille cronin HANMER Oct 08, 2019
469 Cynthia Sanderson Toronto Oct 08, 2019
468 Julia Dixon Stratford Oct 08, 2019
467 Rick Pereira Lakefield Oct 08, 2019
466 Brendan Weston Toronto Oct 08, 2019
465 Jillian Kew PEFFERLAW Oct 08, 2019
464 Alexis Dindial orangeville Oct 07, 2019
463 Kelly Wicke Stratford Oct 07, 2019
462 Ailish N Dunn Toronto Oct 07, 2019
461 Leia Kelly Toronto Oct 07, 2019
460 Eliza Ritchie Hamilton Oct 07, 2019
459 Shahzab Mustafa Windsor Oct 07, 2019
458 Chelsea Barlow Oakville Oct 07, 2019
457 Cheryl Costigan Aurora Oct 06, 2019
456 Gavin Twiss Hamilton Oct 06, 2019
455 Bareerah Mirza Brampton Oct 06, 2019
454 Leo You Oct 05, 2019
453 Susette Godin Oct 05, 2019
452 Claudia Strelocke Priceville Oct 05, 2019
451 Sara Cohen Etobicoke Oct 05, 2019
450 Curtis Jeffery Toronto Oct 05, 2019
449 William J. Bart Haileybury Oct 05, 2019
448 Barbara Abbott-Bart Haileybury Oct 05, 2019
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446 Crystal White Brampton Oct 05, 2019
445 Akira Ourique Hamilton Oct 05, 2019
444 Ed Maguire Loring Oct 05, 2019
443 Nathan Bragg Toronto Oct 04, 2019
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440 Charlotte Docker Georgtown Oct 04, 2019
439 Elijah Knutt Stevensville Oct 04, 2019
438 Eileen Sumonja Hamilton Oct 04, 2019
437 Steve Morgado Mississauga Oct 04, 2019
436 Shaya Petroff Toronto Oct 03, 2019
435 Wayne Adams Sault ste marie Oct 03, 2019
434 Kathryn Langley Peterborough Oct 03, 2019
433 Maria Pascucci Mississauga Oct 03, 2019
432 Patricia Antonyshyn Toronto Oct 03, 2019
431 Melina Lusky Stouffville Oct 02, 2019
430 Despina Theocharoulas Markham Sep 30, 2019
429 Sally Thurlow Whitby Sep 27, 2019
428 James Houston Toronto Sep 25, 2019
427 Adrianne Jin Toronto Sep 25, 2019
426 Vanessa gigig Toronto Sep 24, 2019
425 Sara Whitteker Sep 23, 2019
424 Catherine Black Jones STOUFFVILLE Sep 23, 2019
423 Cathy Campbell North Bay Sep 22, 2019
422 Martin Giebel Midland Sep 22, 2019
421 Emil Rainer York Sep 22, 2019
420 Johanna Schueller Toronto Sep 21, 2019
419 Luc Tremblay Toronto Sep 21, 2019
418 Janice Morasch Guelph Sep 21, 2019
417 Susan Schellenberg Toronto Sep 21, 2019
416 Doug Leitch Holland landing Sep 21, 2019
415 Jelani BaptistE Brampton Sep 21, 2019
414 Amanda Palombo Newmarket Sep 21, 2019
413 Linda McDowell Coldwater Sep 21, 2019
412 Violeta Popov Brampton Sep 21, 2019
411 Phil Jones Stouffville Sep 21, 2019
410 Ken Bolton Sep 21, 2019
409 Sam Azaki Ajax Sep 20, 2019