To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
WHEREAS, electricity rates have risen by more than 300% since the current Liberal Government took office; and
WHEREAS, over half of Ontarians’ power bills are regulatory and delivery charges and the Global Adjustment; and
WHEREAS, the Global Adjustment is a tangible measure of how much Ontario must over-pay for unneeded wind and solar power, and the cost of off-loading excess power to our neighbours at a loss; and
WHEREAS, the energy policies of this Liberal government ignored the advice of independent experts and government agencies, such as the Ontario Energy Board and the Independent Electricity System Operator and resulted in Ontarians’ electricity costs rising, despite lower natural gas costs and increased energy conservation in the Province; and
WHEREAS, the implementation of Cap-and-Trade will drive the cost of electricity even higher and deny Ontarians the option to choose affordable natural gas heating; and
WHEREAS, more and more Ontarians are being forced to cut down on essential expenses such as food and medicines in order to pay their increasingly unaffordable electricity bills;
THEREFORE, we the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to take immediate steps to reduce the total cost of electricity paid for by Ontarians, including costs associated with power consumed, the Global Adjustment, delivery charges, administrative charges, tax and any other charges added to Ontarians’ energy bills.
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