FEDELI DETAILS LOCAL OPPOSITION TO HYDRO ONE SALESeptember 24, 2015
QUEEN’S PARK – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli delivered a message to the Ontario
Legislature today on behalf of several local municipalities opposed to the sale of Hydro
Fedeli summarized a number of local council resolutions to that effect in a Members’
Statement. The text of his statement is as follows:
Thank you, Speaker. Municipal councils in my riding have spoken loudly and clearly
about this government’s planned selloff of Hydro One. One after the other has
forwarded me formal resolutions blasting the plan.
The City of North Bay, the Town of Mattawa, the Municipality of East Ferris, and the
townships of Bonfield, Chisholm, Mattawan, and Papineau-Cameron have all stated
their formal opposition. Their resolutions note, as our caucus has noted, that a
privatized Hydro One will no longer be subject to scrutiny by officers of the
Legislature including the Ombudsman and the Auditor General. They believe,
Speaker, that this will result in higher hydro rates that families can’t afford.
They also note that “the provincial government has no mandate from voters to sell
any part of Hydro One.” Indeed, Speaker, this government did not campaign on this
during last year’s election.
The councils, in their resolutions, ask the provincial government to “halt the sale of
any part of Hydro One and maintain Hydro One as a public asset for the benefit of
Speaker, I will take the Hansard copy tomorrow, and release it to all of the councils
who sent resolutions to me. Thank you.
Video of Fedeli’s statement can be found online here: https://youtu.be/ivI8vB11YeE
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