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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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
549 Tammi Pickard Dec 01, 2019
548 Leana Borrego Dec 01, 2019
547 Pamela Tarek Richmond Hill Dec 01, 2019
546 Donovan Hatcher Nov 30, 2019
545 Julian Coffman Nov 29, 2019
544 Josh Willis Nov 29, 2019
543 Joseph Rao Uxbridge Nov 29, 2019
542 Darryl Peterson Uxbridge Nov 29, 2019
541 Derek Schmidt Kaministiquia Nov 28, 2019
540 Joanne Degli Angeli Nov 26, 2019
539 Frank Degli Angeli Nov 26, 2019
538 Kris Saseniuk Belleville Nov 26, 2019
537 Karen JARVIS Richmond Hill Nov 22, 2019
536 Graham Lodge Kingston Nov 21, 2019
535 Bechtel Grace Kitchener Nov 21, 2019
534 Jenny Carter Peterborough Nov 21, 2019
533 Glen Woolner Kitchener Nov 20, 2019
532 Becky Lam Richmond hill Nov 18, 2019
531 Paola Luchenski Richmond Hill Nov 17, 2019
530 MARIA CASTILLO MARKHAM Nov 03, 2019
529 MAURICIO TORTELLO Markham Nov 03, 2019
528 Vito Lisi Etobicoke Oct 31, 2019
527 Marco Monteleone Mississauga Oct 25, 2019
526 Jody Dales Sunderland Oct 24, 2019
525 Stephanie Rand Kingston Oct 23, 2019
524 Barbie Arsenault Barrie Oct 22, 2019
523 Thanuja Thavarasa Markham Oct 22, 2019
522 Kirsten Verhulst Kingston Oct 22, 2019
521 Anthony Costa Oct 21, 2019
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519 Kyle Hewitt Kingston Oct 21, 2019
518 Charles Branche RICHMOND HILL Oct 21, 2019
517 S Kunde Toronto Oct 21, 2019
516 Marina Cernecca Smiths Falls Oct 20, 2019
515 Colette Wilson North Bay Oct 19, 2019
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509 Chantal Scerri Oakville Oct 18, 2019
508 Byron Woolcock Madoc Oct 16, 2019
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506 Murray Cleland Severn Oct 15, 2019
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503 Elon Altar Oct 15, 2019
502 Judy Moore Thornbury Oct 14, 2019
501 Boyd Reimer Toronto Oct 13, 2019
500 Rena Ginsberg Toronto Oct 13, 2019
499 Sabine Amberg Bradford Oct 13, 2019
498 Kevin McCaffrey Aurora Oct 13, 2019
497 Douglas Sanford Belleville Oct 12, 2019
496 Hilkka Pirhonen Newmarket Oct 12, 2019
495 Irene Smith TORONTO Oct 12, 2019
494 Sarah Dalla Pozza Oct 11, 2019
493 Estelle Berry Toronto Oct 11, 2019
492 Melanie Milanich East York Oct 11, 2019
491 Shaymaa Okasha Richmond Hill Oct 11, 2019
490 Mary Morrgwyn Toronto Oct 10, 2019
489 Ehma Beveridge Oct 10, 2019
488 Stephen REiff thornhill Oct 10, 2019
487 Wendie McGuigan Toronto Oct 10, 2019
486 Ben Ball Oct 10, 2019