Hydro One sale toxic for Wynne


Premier Kathleen Wynne’s decision to sell control of Hydro One to the private sector is turning into a political albatross around her neck.

While it gave her a temporary infusion of cash to balance the provincial budget this year and fund some infrastructure projects, it’s undermining Wynne’s political brand with voters heading into the June election.

The latest controversy, first reported by the Toronto Sun last week, is a proposal from Hydro One before the Ontario Energy Board asking for permission to install pre-payment meters in the homes of people in arrears on their electricity bills.