The provincial New Democrats are doing their best to stop the province from selling off any more of Hydro One. Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is saying 15 per cent is out the door, but by putting continued pressure on the government, they will have no choice but to stop selling off any further shares. The NDP are doing everything from door to door campaigns to putting pressure on in the legislature when it resumes in a couple of weeks.
Horwath says the passion for this issue has not diminished, and people are still up in arms about it. She also makes the point that the daily cost of living in the north is higher than in southern Ontario, and says that’s a point that is lost on a lot of people living down south. Electricity costs are extremely high already, and there is a longer winter season with more severe weather. She says privatizing the utility adds insult to injury when you factor in the already high costs of essentials, like gas and food.