According to Ontario’s Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli, his provincial budget protects “what matters most to Ontario individuals, families and businesses.” But is this really true?
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, while continuing to borrow $4.3 billion per year to subsidize electricity costs. A much more sensible solution would be for the government to make a deal with Quebec to import low-cost water power, which would save us up to $3.7 billion per year. There is no need to cut the programs Ontarians depend upon — as our factsheet explains, we can cut electricity costs instead.
Sign our petition calling on the Ford Government to cut electricity costs instead of public services.