A legion in North Bay, Ontario has had to sell its building because the hydro bill has gotten too high. With a bill coming in at $48,000 per year, North Bay Legion Branch 23 simply can’t make ends meet.
The average person doesn't know that, often, electricity bills aren't mostly based on mere electricity usage.
The bulk of most Ontarians’ hydro bills is in delivery charge, global adjustment fee, and other levies not directly connected to usage. All have contributed to hydro costs doubling in less than a decade, even while Ontario sells off excess hydro—at a loss, no less—to other jurisdictions.
A few weeks ago, there was a story of a woman who runs a business in Ontario. Her electricity usage cost was $5,000 but her total bill was $42,000!
“Milman Industries is a prime example of how the Wynne government’s failed energy policies are hurting Ontario businesses. Their recent hydro bill was nearly $42,000, yet only $1,200 was for actual electricity. The bulk was for the Global Adjustment fee, which is simply to pay for pricey energy contracts signed by this incompetent Liberal government,” said Fedeli.
The Ontario Liberals will get a severe beating in the next election.