Skyrocketing electricity rates may force one in five Ontario businesses to close

Soaring electricity rates in Ontario are threatening industries and businesses across the province, with one in 20 reporting they expect to shut down in the next five years, according to a major study by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC).

Businesses can’t grow, make improvements or investments or even hire new workers because of the increasing rates, which are among the highest in the country and expected to continue to rise over the next 20 years, says the report, Empowering Ontario: Constraining Costs & Staying Competitive in the Electricity Sector, released Wednesday.

  • Justin St.Denis

    The Honking Donkey Kathleen Wynne may well crumble under all the pressure, then precede us all to the grave. We might get to wave as the hearse drives by, actually.

    Frankly, when millions of people in the vicinity around a person actually HATE that person, that person is likely to develop physical ailments and/or disease. Keep it up, Kathleen. Earn the hate. Taste the hate. Embrace the hate. Live the hate. Die of hate.

    It’s a cycle, like so many other things in life. I just cannot understand why anybody would voluntarily initiate it in their own lives.

    • I bet she’s re-elected.

      • Liberal Progressive

        If you don’t vote for her you must be a homophobe!

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Esta los weezdemo prevalado.

  • Clink9

    The Liberals are running out of other people’s money.

    • Soon.

    • occupant 9

      They don’t care AND that’s the plan. Look at Detroit. The Leftards ruined Detroit and yet Detroit is not used as a cautionary tale about Leftarded greed, but about how sketchy it is to have a one industry economy.

      Besides, “pay back” is increasingly expensive and considering the hyper-racist and bigoted Leftarded Belief of the Judeo-Christian hetero Causasian “sin” of being productive and wealth creating, her “Wynning” is just beginning.

  • Waffle

    Who needs jobs, anyway? Paying homage at the Temple of Gaia is far more important.

    • Alain

      Actually other than the empty-headed, useless idiot followers, it is pure organised crime rather than paying homage to the earth. The criminals, both government and others are making a fortune at the expense of everyone else.

  • Reader

    I see there is an excellent page to visit to keep up on the Ontario Hydro ripoff story and they have a scathing intro on what has happened to Hydro rates since 2003 at

    I wonder if they picked 2003 by coincidence, or if it was chosen because it was the year the Liberals came to power in Ontario? But it shows that since they did, the peak rate for electricity has multiplied by 3-3/4 times or as they put it “increased by 274.4%”. The Sun’s Lorrie Goldstein likes to choose old stories from that site for his tweets.

    • A good site thanks!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Mulcair can shove his Dutch Disease up his ass.

  • Miss Trixie

    Morning Furface, Go here to see how wind and solar are contributing to the grid, scroll down to the pie chart.

    There’s all kinds of information there that the MSM won’t admit nor report.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I notice that they seem to have no problem exporting ‘metric assloads’ of power to the U.S.
      Odd to be doing that during a “power shortage”?
      We Americans tend to pay top dollar for electricity, when we need it, and since those export numbers seem to be at an all time high…

      • Miss Trixie

        “metric assloads”


        • occupant 9

          An excellent term for describing the visual consequence of Leftarded policy.

        • Clausewitz

          Used to be Imperial Buttloads before Trudeau the elder made us go metric.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            PET hated the monarchy.

      • mauser 98

        we are Northern Greece

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Not all of Canada is Northern Greece.
          Ah hey ah ma ma ma.
          Ah hey ah ma ma ma hey ey ah ma ma.
          Life in a Northern Greece.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Over in France the communists control the unions that have control over the national electrical generation industry. Even though 76% of France’s electricity is from Nuclear, French citizens pay up to 3x more for electricity than other EU states.

  • mauser 98

    Pan Gay Games first priority

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I thought they had a Gaymes after the Para Pan Ams.

  • It’s a good thing Liberal voters put Wynne back into office.

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