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Provincial election: Opposition parties make hydro promises
Both the Tories and NDP claim they'll save you money
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He's not promising to lower your hydro rates but Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak says he can slow the increase.  The province's opposition parties focused on your hydro bills as a new week of the election campaign kicked off.

In his home turf of Niagara, Hudak says he has a plan that would save families $384 compared to what the Liberals are proposing. He vows to end wind and solar subsidies, which he says would save $20 billion and create 40,000 jobs in the sector.

While in Vaughan, Premier Kathleen Wynne called the plan a fantasy. Wynne says there's no way to implement Hudak's plan and build the energy infrastructure the province needs to deal with increased demands. She also took a swipe at Hudak's Million Jobs Plan, which also aims to cut 100,000 public sector jobs. She says it calls for pink slips over pay cheques.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath is promising to scrap the provincial portion of the HST on hydro bills.   She says that would save the average homeowner about $10 a month.

Horwath made the announcement in Thunder Bay.

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He's not promising to lower your hydro rates but Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak says he can slow the increase.  The province's opposition parties focused on your hydro bills as a new week of the election campaign kicked off.

In his home turf of Niagara, Hudak says he has a plan that would save families $384 compared to what the Liberals are proposing. He vows to end wind and solar subsidies, which he says would save $20 billion and create 40,000 jobs in the sector.

While in Vaughan, Premier Kathleen Wynne called the plan a fantasy. Wynne says there's no way to implement Hudak's plan and build the energy infrastructure the province needs to deal with increased demands. She also took a swipe at Hudak's Million Jobs Plan, which also aims to cut 100,000 public sector jobs. She says it calls for pink slips over pay cheques.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath is promising to scrap the provincial portion of the HST on hydro bills.   She says that would save the average homeowner about $10 a month.

Horwath made the announcement in Thunder Bay.

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