Let’s get Toronto on the gas plant phase-out train

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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587 Omar Prahay BRAMPTON Jan 18, 2021
586 Erica and Eric Walker Toronto Jul 18, 2020
585 Y R Woodbridge Mar 01, 2020
584 Cate Tilden Barrie Feb 27, 2020
583 Susan Beharriell King City Feb 04, 2020
582 Catherine Wellesley Newmarket Feb 04, 2020
581 Al J. Peard Richmond Hill Feb 03, 2020
580 Hida Nazifi Richmond Hill Feb 03, 2020
579 K. Groves Feb 02, 2020
578 Lindsay Li Richmond Hill Jan 27, 2020
577 Michael Kokurewicz Richmond Hill on Jan 27, 2020
576 John Wang Richmond Hill Jan 27, 2020
575 Rosanna Frasca Richmond Hill Jan 27, 2020
574 Emma Deng Markham Jan 16, 2020
573 Terry Korman Athabasca Jan 11, 2020
572 Elizabeth McGroarty Toronto Jan 11, 2020
571 Nelly Young Toronto Jan 11, 2020
570 Zain Patel Jan 10, 2020
569 Pemashalini Pemathas Markham Jan 08, 2020
568 Vivian Zhi Jan 05, 2020
567 soudabeh aminian Richmond Hill Jan 03, 2020
566 Deborah Greenlaw Kanata Jan 03, 2020
565 Arya Z Richmond Hill Jan 02, 2020
564 Matteo Cesareo Vaughan Dec 31, 2019
563 Tom Lawson Port Hope Dec 17, 2019
562 Ryan Chiu Vaughan Dec 15, 2019
561 Fred Lau Richmond Hill Dec 15, 2019
560 Anne Beckwith Richmond Hill Dec 14, 2019
559 James Doak Richmond Hill Dec 14, 2019
558 Katherine Beckwith Richmond Hill Dec 14, 2019
557 Mohammad Syed Richmond Hill Dec 11, 2019
556 Laura Sullivan Aurora Dec 10, 2019
555 foma formo Richmond Hill Dec 05, 2019
554 Christine Bryant Stony Pain Dec 04, 2019
553 Christine Bates Newmarket Dec 01, 2019
552 Robyn McGuire Markham Dec 01, 2019
551 Marsha Payne Toronto Dec 01, 2019
550 Ryan Guzman Toronto Dec 01, 2019