News NDP say high electricity prices continue hurting the north SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, contributor, Thursday, Dec. 1st, 2016 Photo credit: Supplied The NDP say businesses and seniors in the north continue to struggle because of expensive hydro. Leader Andrea Horwath spent three days touring parts of Northern Ontario. One of her visits was with a senior in Sault Ste. Marie who has no pension and faces regular electricity bills of $300 a month. Horwath also stopped at a mine northwest of the Sault that won’t expand because of expensive hydro. Horwath says if the Liberals want to see growth in the north and ease the pain on ordinary people, then they need to stop selling Hydro One.