Ontario’s residential electricity rates will rise by 3.4% on November 1st.

According to an Ontario Energy Board report, 45% of the rise in our electricity generation costs is due to subsidies for Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) and Bruce Power’s aging nuclear reactors.

But instead of getting the message about the high costs of Ontario’s heavy nuclear dependence, the Wynne government is planning to rebuild 10 of our aging nuclear reactors over the next 15 years. If Premier Wynne proceeds with this plan, our electricity rates will go through the roof.

Fortunately, there are lower cost options to keep our lights on, namely, energy conservation and efficiency, competitively procured wind energy and other made-in-Ontario renewable power, and water power imports from Quebec.

Please contact Premier Wynne and ask her to pursue ALL of our lower cost electricity options before she signs another deal with OPG or Bruce Power that will make us dependent on outdated nuclear power for the next 30 years or more.

Please pass this onto a friend.

Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director