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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158 Ken Ranney Peterborough Jun 18, 2019
157 Reg McQuaid Toronto Jun 17, 2019
156 Bruce Allen St. Catharines Jun 17, 2019
155 norma Dvorsky Bognor Jun 17, 2019
154 Gay Nemeth Mississauga Jun 17, 2019
153 Janice Wilton Oshawa Jun 17, 2019
152 Barbara Caffery Toronto Jun 17, 2019
151 David Burman Toronto Jun 17, 2019
150 Mathew Sacre London Jun 15, 2019
149 Giovanni Abati Windsor Jun 15, 2019
148 Tahlia Bobardt Toronto Jun 13, 2019
147 Henry and Janet Regis Uxbridge Jun 12, 2019
146 Katherine Farquhar Toronto Jun 12, 2019
145 Michelle Johnson Toronto Jun 12, 2019
144 Debra O'Reilly Woodstock Jun 12, 2019
143 James Newman Hamilton Jun 12, 2019
142 rolfe baltzer Hamilton Jun 12, 2019
141 Lisa Cameron Scarborough Jun 12, 2019
140 Jane Falconer Lucan Jun 12, 2019
139 luke Greatrex cambridge Jun 11, 2019
138 Gui Mansilla Toronto Jun 11, 2019
137 Connie Harvey Toronto Jun 11, 2019
136 Richard Smyth Huntsville Jun 11, 2019
135 Jane Fong Hamilton Jun 11, 2019
134 somduann Wanaintrayut toronto Jun 11, 2019
133 Jamie Houseman London Jun 11, 2019
132 Dan Rudka Newcastle Jun 11, 2019
131 Phyllis Creighton Toronto Jun 11, 2019
130 Murray Lumley Toronto Jun 11, 2019
129 Joe Chang Toronto Jun 11, 2019
128 Louis Fliss Toronto Jun 11, 2019
127 Lawrence Rochette Ottawa Jun 11, 2019
126 Jane Weeks Gores Landing Jun 11, 2019
125 Jiohn Mustard Bolton Jun 11, 2019
124 Robert Young Willowdale Jun 11, 2019
123 Cara Hackett Waterloo Jun 11, 2019
122 Brita Sherren Cambridge, Ontario Jun 11, 2019
121 Barb Frey Etobicoke Jun 11, 2019
120 John Scott Toronto Jun 10, 2019
119 Ssusan Schellenberg Toronto Jun 10, 2019
118 Bonita Lucas Smiths Falls Jun 10, 2019
117 Sylvia McGowan Wasaga Beach Jun 10, 2019
116 Sherry Schofield Ilderton Jun 10, 2019
115 Victoria Pearce Burlington Jun 10, 2019
114 Annette Pilon Ottawa Jun 10, 2019
113 Tracy Kett Toronto Jun 10, 2019
112 Don Weitz Toronto Jun 10, 2019
111 Lloyd Allen Wingham Jun 10, 2019
110 Brian Danniels Toronto Jun 10, 2019
109 N. Sheralam Toronto Jun 10, 2019
108 Sharon Anderson Toronto Jun 10, 2019
107 Henry Lowi Toronto Jun 10, 2019
106 Janet Colley Guelph Jun 10, 2019
105 Zora Ignjatovic toronto Jun 10, 2019
104 Rizvana Talreja Toronto Jun 10, 2019
103 Janine Carter Toronto Jun 10, 2019
102 D. M. Marchand-Lafortune Toronto Jun 10, 2019
101 Katherine Schepens Manotick Jun 10, 2019
100 John Liss Toronto Jun 10, 2019
99 A.T. Pope Toronto Jun 10, 2019
98 ethan anderman killaloe Jun 10, 2019
97 Cara Melbye Toronto Jun 10, 2019
96 Mary Lou Jorgensen-Bacher Toronto Jun 10, 2019
95 Lisa Henderson Kitchener Jun 09, 2019 I support making a deal with Quebec to save billions on hydro costs. Instead of cuts to public health, education, child care and other important public services, we can save billions by using low cost power from Quebec instead of rebuilding aging nuclear plants in Ontario. The billions of dollars we save can then be used to save the services Ontarians rely on. Rocket science? You’d have to be serving a self interest not to choose this.
94 Aurélie Sinclair Waterloo Jun 09, 2019
93 John Nicks Ottawa Jun 09, 2019
92 sietze praamsma clayton Jun 09, 2019
91 Nancy Urekar Caledon Jun 09, 2019
90 Suan De Wolfe Brockville Jun 08, 2019
89 Caresse Johnston Ingersoll Jun 08, 2019
88 Derek Greensides London Jun 07, 2019
87 Judy Tessier Brockville Jun 07, 2019
86 Vincent Cuccaro Brockville Jun 07, 2019
85 Charlie Bremner Oshawa Jun 07, 2019
84 Patrick Speissegger Dundas Jun 07, 2019
83 kathy antle kingston Jun 06, 2019
82 Pat Bowie Ottawa Jun 06, 2019
81 Brianne McDonald Hamilton Jun 06, 2019
80 murray edwards McDonalds Corners Jun 05, 2019
79 cynthia edwards McDonalds Corners Jun 05, 2019
78 Catherine ten Hertog Brantford Jun 05, 2019
77 Janet McNeill Toronto Jun 05, 2019 I support making a deal with Quebec to save billions on hydro costs. Instead of cuts to public health, education, child care and other important public services, we can save billions by using low cost power from Quebec instead of rebuilding aging nuclear plants in Ontario. The billions of dollars we save can then be used to save the services Ontarians rely on. This is just common sense!!! Please inject common sense into the governing of our province.
76 Sandy Meredith Vankleek Hill Jun 05, 2019
75 Janet Perry Manotick Jun 05, 2019
74 Cindy Mohareb Milton Jun 05, 2019
73 jean chamberlain Jun 05, 2019
72 Christopher Kirouac Selkirk Jun 05, 2019
71 Heather Massie North Augusa Jun 05, 2019
70 Helen Hierlihy Ottawa Jun 05, 2019
69 Daad Khouri Jun 05, 2019
68 S Warkentin Jun 05, 2019
67 Douglas Worts Toronto Jun 05, 2019
66 Elva McConnell Spencerville Jun 05, 2019
65 James Haley Ottawa Jun 05, 2019
64 Lois Banks Richmond Hill Jun 05, 2019
63 Tom Flemming Hamilton Jun 05, 2019
62 Michelle Johnson Toronto Jun 05, 2019
61 Pat Pantalone Ottawa Jun 05, 2019
60 Kathy Macquisten Brockville Jun 04, 2019
59 Julie Graham Cambridge Jun 04, 2019