Hydro bills, cap-and-trade expected to be big issues at Queen’s Park in 2017

December 16, 2016 by Billy Hamshaw

(Source: CTV) The new year brings new restrictive fundraising rules for Ontario politicians as preparations for the general election in 18 months kick into high gear and each party deals with its own unique challenges. Despite the attacks over fundraising, it was soaring hydro rates that really had the Liberals on the defensive in 2016, with Wynne admitting she made a “mistake” by not realizing the impact electricity prices were having on people. The Liberal’s cap-and-trade plan which kicks in Jan. 1 will also be a key issue. The government predicts the plan will add 4.3 cents to the price of a litre of gas and about $5 a month to the heating bill of homes that use natural gas. Read full article…

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