Heed Local Calls for Energy Cost Transparency: FedeliSeptember 13, 2017
QUEEN’S PARK – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli today brought forward local concerns about energy cost transparency. Fedeli relayed a resolution passed recently by councils in Bonfield and Chisholm.
The text of his statement is as follows:
Speaker, in the spirit of open and transparent government, two municipal councils in my riding have adopted resolutions with regards to the government’s cap and trade legislation that went into effect at the beginning of this year.
The Townships of Bonfield and Chisholm have adopted a resolution that echoes the concerns first raised in New Tecumseth.
It requests “that the government of Ontario insist that all bills from companies supplying products derived from carbon based fuels to Ontario residents show” the carbon cost “on a separate line of the bill.”
It goes on to demand “that the Province of Ontario be required to annually report the proceeds” to the Ontario citizens.
It’s only fair that if Ontarians are being asked to accept a heavier burden, that it is explained to them in detail how their money is spent and why.
You would think that the kind of transparency being asked for by Bonfield and Chisholm should be seriously considered.
Yet this government balks, Speaker.
There’s no good reason for it other than this government has something to hide – again.
Video of MPP Fedeli’s statement can be found here: https://youtu.be/Kye8-oYQSN0