By Jacob Robinson, The Londoner
Whether it’s the cost of electricity and propane or the building of wind turbines in his riding, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton is hearing about it from constituents. “I think that’s the thing people are facing more than anything else – rising costs and life being unaffordable right now,” McNaughton said March 14 from his Strathroy office following a week in the area. “It affects the people locally who are running businesses, or the senior on a fixed income, or the mom and dad that have two young kids at home. Electricity bills are just too expensive.”
Those costs for Ontario residents and business owners are in fact the highest in North America – a major issue the provincial Conservatives are focusing on heading towards a possible spring election. The party is promising three steps to lower costs – two parts directly dealing with companies like NextEra, the group responsible for current and proposed wind turbine projects in the Adelaide-Metcalfe and Bornish areas, among others.
The first is abolishing Ontario’s Green Energy Act, ending all subsidies to wind and solar companies in the process. Read article