Expect another hike on your electricity bills as some changes come into effect for 2016. The debt retirement charge is finally over, which is going to save just under $70 a year for the average household. However those savings will be counteracted by the end of the Clean Energy Benefit, which was a rebate equal to about 10 per cent of a Hydro bill. That will add around $180 a year to the average household.
Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson says the only way to describe this plan by the Wynne Liberals is confusing. He says they’re doing it on purpose, because they’re jacking up rates as a result of a number of decisions they have made.
Bisson says what you’re gaining on one hand, you’re losing with the other. He says we aren’t anywhere farther ahead, and the NDP’s fear is that electricity rates will only continue to climb.