Ontarians are paying for their government’s mismanagement of the electricity file

After years of governments mismanaging energy markets in Ontario, new research by the Fraser Institute shows Ontarians now pay some of the highest electricity bills in Canada.

The average residential monthly bill for Torontonians last year was $201 (including tax). In Ottawa, it was $183 per month.

Compare that with Montreal ($83 per month) or Calgary ($109 per month) and it’s not hard to see Ontarians are taking it on the chin over the price of electricity.

It’s not only an issue in absolute terms. The trend is also telling.

In Ontario, from 2008 to 2015, electricity prices grew two-and-a-half times faster than disposable income, nearly four times faster than inflation, and four-and-a-half times faster than the rate of economic growth.

This was the result of incompetent ideologues having been voted into and kept in power by our predator class.

  • ontario john

    But think of how well California is doing by all that cap and trade money going there. And Al Gore thinks were wonderful.

  • Gary

    McGuinty won an Election by his promise to over spend in the next 4 years. Wynne came to power and promised to over spend until 2017’s budget.

    Now Wynne is running ads boasting how her Liberal Party will grow the debt for the next 4 years as part of keeping the power bills low IF she gets Re-Elected in 2018 .

    Justin promised to grow the debt at no more than $10,000,000,000.00 a year , but in his first budget it was $30 billion and growing.
    So much for Justin’s vision that the Budget will balance it self , looks like Mr.Budget has a spending Monkey of its back .