Public control, oversight of Hydro One ends with Bill 91, sale unlikely to produce promised revenue, legal experts say

  TORONTO, ON – If the Liberal government passes its budget omnibus bill, Hydro One will no longer be public and we won’t even be able to learn details of its sale, according to two prominent legal experts. In fact, the sale won’t even produce promised revenue for infrastructure. “In short, Bill 91 doesn’t do…

London’s ‘inside’ municipal workers urge management to focus on meaningful discussions to avert a service disruption

LONDON, Ont. – The City of London’s ‘inside’ workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), have requested the assistance of a provincial mediator to help reach a collective agreement with their employer after management continued to make concession demands and failed to engage in meaningful discussions despite several attempts by the union…

CUPE vows to fight Liberal plan to privatize Hydro One: Public will pay with lost control, rising rates

Toronto, ON. – CUPE Ontario is mounting a massive campaign to stop Premier Kathleen Wynne’s plans to privatize Hydro One, CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn announced today.   “The Hydro One selloff is a short-sighted plan by the Liberal government that will mean higher electricity bills and a loss of billions in long-term revenue that…

Carbon pricing announcement an important step for Ontario

TORONTO, ON –  Establishing a  system to combat climate change and generate new revenue for projects with social and environmental benefits is an important and positive decision says Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.   “Climate change is the biggest environmental and economic challenge of our generation, and Ontario…

CUPE Ontario vows to fight Hydro One sell-off

TORONTO, ON – Selling off part of Hydro One is a mistake that will cost generations of Ontarians, warns Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “Hydro One generates more than $6 billion in revenue and belongs to the people of Ontario. Selling off revenue-generating assets means future generations of…