Ontario has the chance to purchase electricity from Quebec at one-third the price of power from re-built nuclear reactors.  This would mean big savings for electricity consumers in Ontario — from homeowners to manufacturers.

While recently signing a deal to supply  Massachusetts with electricity over the next 20 years at a cost of 3 to 5.3 cents per kilowatt hour, the CEO of Hydro Quebec said that he would be happy to make a similar deal with Ontario

Meanwhile, Ontario Power Generation has submitted a plan to raise the rate it is paid for nuclear power to 16.5 cents per kWh — three times more than what Quebec is asking.

Quebec has a big power surplus and our existing transmission system connections can carry enough power to replace the electricity used in Ontario produced by the Pickering Nuclear Station.  And because Quebec power is such a great deal, we can even afford to increase our transmission capacity to bring in more power and still save billions!

Today all major renewable energy projects are selected through competitive bidding.  But we have never assessed whether nuclear energy makes economic sense or required it to compete with other sources, such as Quebec water power.  It’s time to end backroom nuclear deals and allow safer, lower-cost sources of power to compete fairly.

Please ask your election candidates, “Do you support signing a long-term power import agreement with Quebec that will save us billions of dollars?” 

Breaking election news: The NDP and Green Parties have said they will close Pickering in August if elected.  The Liberals say they will keep it running until 2024.  The PCs have refused to state a position. 

And sign the petition below to show your support for saving big on hydro costs.

Making a deal with Quebec is the smart power option

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2,370 Charlie Brenner Oshawa Oct 15, 2018
2,369 Kar Lam Aurora Oct 07, 2018
2,368 Andy Atkinson Perth Aug 21, 2018
2,367 Sue Van Slooten Lombardy Aug 21, 2018
2,366 John Nicks Ottawa Aug 18, 2018
2,365 Vinh Nguyen Kanata Aug 18, 2018
2,364 Adelina Pipher Toronto Aug 01, 2018
2,363 Mina Abbaslou Toronto Jul 31, 2018
2,362 Nick Hill Toronto Jul 26, 2018
2,361 andrew mcburney toronto Jul 26, 2018
2,360 James Snetsinger Toronto Jul 25, 2018
2,359 Sandi E Courtice Jul 06, 2018
2,358 Louisette Lanteigne Waterloo Jun 27, 2018
2,357 Paul Chislett Windsor Jun 27, 2018
2,356 Mike Kim Etobicoke Jun 12, 2018
2,355 Miss Melody Toronto Jun 09, 2018
2,354 Empress Alisha toronto Jun 09, 2018
2,353 Ali Raja Toronto Jun 09, 2018
2,352 Alyssa Seinen Fort Erie May 27, 2018
2,351 asvin soma toronto May 23, 2018
2,350 Anna Ryabova Toronto May 21, 2018
2,349 Andrew Murray Orono May 19, 2018
2,348 Dave Forsyth Colborne May 18, 2018 I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk.
2,347 Natalia Bekirsky Toronto May 15, 2018
2,346 Pierre Meunier Greely May 12, 2018
2,345 Samantha Brewer Whitby May 08, 2018
2,344 liton ali rrrre May 08, 2018
2,343 N Saraii May 08, 2018
2,342 Judy Gilbert Toronto May 07, 2018 I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk. It's the smart thing to do, leaving us free to develop our own green energy sources. Let's focus on new technology, not re-invest in old problematic technologies from the 1950s.
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2,340 srinoo tks chennai May 07, 2018
2,339 Gaurav Tripathi Mumbai May 06, 2018
2,338 Babu Lal Karnal May 06, 2018
2,337 katu jhonson london May 05, 2018
2,336 Mycle Aaliance Canada May 05, 2018
2,335 Rinkyoi Wilnms 3529 May 05, 2018
2,334 Ramon Villanueva Quezon City May 05, 2018
2,333 Rihana Lora New York May 05, 2018
2,332 Ai Suj Surat May 05, 2018
2,331 Haresh Jivani Surat May 04, 2018
2,330 Vusi Suau Delhi May 02, 2018
2,329 Hamid Mandozai Ontario May 02, 2018
2,328 Jeff Mccarrol Mississauga Apr 30, 2018
2,327 Gaghaina Yagnauaffanna Gagaffaa Apr 29, 2018
2,326 Felix Paul Scarborough Apr 29, 2018
2,325 Bryan MacKenzie Innisfil Apr 29, 2018
2,324 Norene Bergart Thornhill Apr 29, 2018 I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk. It's the smart thing to do. I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk. It's the smart thing to do. Don't add $billions to our Ontario debt, which ultimately means higher electricity rates from nuclear. A 20 year deal will reduce our electicity costs substantially. This is a NO brainer...those that oppose negotiating a deal with Quebec Hydro are the consultants and engineers who would loose the $100's of millions they could charge in fees. I'm sure some of these consultants also would be glad to donate to the current Liberal Party. Shame for siding with these fat cats...the Ontario Taxpayer deserves better.
2,323 Charles Ralph Toronto Apr 28, 2018
2,322 Kevin Hodgins Toronto Apr 28, 2018
2,321 Bulli Gullu Indoew Apr 28, 2018
2,320 Garry Bennett Burlington Apr 26, 2018
2,319 Bubu Bubu Los Angeles Apr 25, 2018
2,318 Bushan Kumar Delho Apr 23, 2018
2,317 David Dragone North Lancaster Apr 20, 2018
2,316 Albert L. Null Comox Apr 20, 2018
2,315 Ram Kumar LUDHIANA Apr 20, 2018
2,314 Victor dos Santos Oakville Apr 19, 2018
2,313 Matthew Hall Toronto Apr 19, 2018
2,312 Mathu Thurainayagam Scarborough Apr 18, 2018
2,311 Karan Tburai SCARBOROUGH Apr 18, 2018
2,310 Gon Wall California Apr 17, 2018
2,309 Sarah Wakefield Hamilton Apr 16, 2018
2,308 Katherina Novitska Toronto Apr 16, 2018
2,307 shorak ahamed Dhaka Apr 16, 2018
2,306 KRISNA JHYNI Apr 16, 2018
2,305 wayne westfall Apr 13, 2018
2,304 Priya SHArma Beria Apr 12, 2018
2,303 Janice Garrod Milton Apr 10, 2018
2,302 Vivek Gautak Daman Apr 09, 2018
2,301 Tallulah Nyland Toronto Apr 09, 2018
2,300 Karen Buck Barrie Apr 09, 2018
2,299 Doug Smith oshawa Apr 08, 2018
2,298 Dimitri Shchebelskyy toronto Apr 05, 2018
2,297 Gordon Coggins Tillsonburg Apr 05, 2018 I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk. It's the smart thing to do. Quo bene? Which means "Who benefits?" A useful question. Who benefits from the perpetuation of Pickering? Anybody know? I don't.
2,296 dj maza katwa Apr 05, 2018
2,295 Nick Kobzar Pickering Apr 04, 2018
2,294 Varun Jain Raipur Apr 04, 2018
2,293 Demian Lee Markham Apr 03, 2018
2,292 Cheryl Croteau South Porcupine Apr 03, 2018
2,291 Ar Aronno Khulna Apr 03, 2018
2,290 Maisie Poon North York Apr 01, 2018
2,289 Su     Jin Singapore Apr 01, 2018
2,288 Shine Awrahim Canada Apr 01, 2018
2,287 James Newman Hamilton Mar 31, 2018
2,286 Robert Golding North York Mar 26, 2018
2,285 Steven Samaroo Thornhill Mar 24, 2018
2,284 Peter Lowes Scarborough Mar 24, 2018
2,283 Yannick Rose Mar 23, 2018
2,282 Subir Guin Toronto Mar 22, 2018 I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk. It's the smart thing to do. Moreover, I want to know why we are have not jumped on this offer since it was first offered? Nuclear Power carries with it the terrible cost of dealing with the disposal of spent nuclear fuel rods which remain potently radio-active for a quarter of a million years. In other words, we are leaving several generations of people to deal with a dangerous by-product that cannot be disposed of safely. That is why many nations have stopped building or even modernising existing nuclear- generating stations. It's a no-brainer. We should accept Quebec's offer NOW before they change their minds or raise the bargain price.
2,281 Yogaratnam Jegatheesh Pickering Mar 22, 2018 I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk. It's the smart thing to do. It will save money, save lives and Save money for Canada.
2,280 Bernadine Miles Oshawa Mar 19, 2018 I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk. It's the smart thing to do. Why hasn't the government signed with Quebec ?
2,279 Carol Lee Hubert Amaranth Mar 19, 2018 I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk. It's the smart thing to do. We need to protect ourselves from the risks involved in other options.
2,278 Jay Nunes Toronto Mar 18, 2018
2,277 Alan Glasser Toronto Mar 18, 2018 I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk. Let's keep cost LOW!
2,276 james peters Port Hope Mar 18, 2018
2,275 Paige Rice Toronto Mar 15, 2018
2,274 Jocelyn Lau Richmond Hill Mar 15, 2018
2,273 Zia Islam Toronto Mar 15, 2018 I support making a deal with Quebec to meet our electricity needs at a lower cost and lower risk. It's the smart thing to do. Ontario political leaders should explain the rationale clearly as to why they do not want to accept the offer.
2,272 Carmen Lau Richmond Hill Mar 15, 2018
2,271 Rich Dun VAUGHAN Mar 15, 2018