News Smart Meter Miscalculation SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Friday, Dec. 12th, 2014 Now more than ever, Ontarians need relief from the growing costs to heat our homes. That’s according to Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha. This is in light of a new report from the Auditor-General that shows the government misspent almost $2 billion on the failed smart meter program. Mantha says the liberal’s failed plan has made life less affordable, and the news of the wasted billions, along with increasing hydro rates, is unfair Mantha has reintroduced his HST Rebate for Home Heating bill. The bill removes the HST from gas prices, which Mantha says could save around $100.