Keep Hydro Public

Ontario residents march in solidarity with Libby Keenan to stop privatization of Hydro One!

TORONTO – Ontario residents continue to take political action and demand affordable, accountable, and publicly owned Hydro. Farmer Libby Keenan has joined this movement and she will march to Queen’s Park with community groups, labour organizations, small business owners and hundreds of Ontario residents to demand that the Ontario Government halt hydro privatization. 70% of…

Listen to the People and Keep Hydro Public: Gates, Hahn to Wynne

Niagara Falls, ON – Concerned Ontarians gathered tonight by the Falls, a cornerstone of Ontario’s public power system to call on Kathleen Wynne to keep hydro in public hands.   NDP MPP (Niagara Falls) and Infrastructure critic Wayne Gates spoke at the rally. “Here in Niagara, we know that public power is our legacy. And…

Niagara Falls to Kathleen Wynne: Keep Hydro Public

Member of Provincial Parliament Wayne Gates and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be speaking at a rally in Niagara Falls Thursday night.   The Wynne Liberals’ privatization of Hydro One has led to skyrocketing hydro prices and mounting public pressure.   The rally comes days after both the NDP and the Liberals released plans…

Government’s hydro bill reduction plan a cynical shell game, says CUPE Ontario president

TORONTO, ON – Electricity consumers deserve to know that they are being played by a scheme that will see them charged just as much over a longer period of time, CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn said today in reaction to Premier Kathleen Wynne’s response to prolonged public outcry over rising hydro bills. “This plan fails…

Premier is attempting to avoid public trial in Hydro One suit

TORONTO, ON – The Premier and Ministers of Finance and Energy have finally responded to the misfeasance suit, filed against them for wrong doing in the sale of shares in Hydro One, with an attempt to avoid a public trial, says Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario and one of the plaintiffs in the suit…

People of Peterborough betrayed by Council vote to recommend PDI sale

PETERBOROUGH, ON – Despite the fact that 90 percent of people in Peterborough are strongly opposed to the sell-off of the city’s electricity provider, council voted to recommend the sale of PDI in a six to five vote that betrayed the voters that elected them. “The people of Peterborough don’t want this. Navigant, the City’s…

Misfeasance suit filed against Premier and Ministers of Finance and Energy for wrong doing over sale of Hydro One

TORONTO, ON – The Premier and Ministers of Finance and Energy will be headed to court now that the misfeasance suit for wrong doing over the sale of shares in Hydro One, has been officially filed against them, following two months of inaction since they were served with notice of intent. “We had hoped that…

New Environics poll finds ninety percent still oppose sale of PDI

PETERBOROUGH, ON – Ninety percent of voters in Peterborough are still opposed to the sale of Peterborough Distribution Inc. (PDI) after the community consultation, according to a new poll conducted by Environics. Put into the field on November 25 immediately following Navigant’s presentation of their report back from the consultation, the Environics poll found: 90%…

Premier and Ministers of Finance and Energy face legal action over sale of Hydro One

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ministers of Finance and Energy now face legal troubles over the privatization of Hydro One. The Premier along with Minister Charles Sousa and Minister Glenn Thibeault have been served the mandatory 60-day notice of intent to file a suit against them for misfeasance while in public office.…

Prorogation won’t save Premier without putting an end to privatization of hydro

TORONTO, ON – Prorogation of the Legislature will not provide Premier Wynne and her government with the reboot they desire unless the Throne Speech includes a clear commitment to stop any further sell-off of shares in our electricity system, says Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario. “From the beginning the vast majority of Ontarians have…