A former Toronto Hydro employee is calling on the provincial leaders to have a debate focused specifically on hydro rates.
Paul Kahnert worked for the utility for 33 years. He says rates soared under a Tory government after the system was partially deregulated and privatized. He says that led to higher rates and none of the three parties are putting viable options to help the strain on your wallet.
Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak vows to increase your hydro bills at a slower rate than the Liberals are proposing by to end wind and solar subsidies, which he says would save $20 billion and create 40,000 jobs in the sector. He says his plan would cost $384 less a year compared to the Liberals.
NDP leader Andrea Horwath wants to take the HST off of your Hydro bills, saving you around $120 a year.
Premier Kathleen Wynne says along with removing the debt retirement charge in 2016, the Liberals have supports in place for lower income families and businesses to catch a break on their bills.