Hydro Prices Threaten Businesses, Makes Life Difficult for Families; MPP Lisa Gretzky

Queen’s Park—During Question Period today, Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky demanded relief from skyrocketing hydro bills faced by families and businesses alike.

“Businesses in my community are struggling to keep the lights on—for Kabab N Curry the lights may be off permanently if relief from sky rocking hydro bills doesn’t come soon,” said Gretzky. “With winter upon us, life is only going to get more difficult for the hundreds of families in Windsor who are already struggling to keep the lights and heat on in their home. Community programs like Keep the Heat do all they can to help people pay their hydro bills, but with a 12 per cent increase in applicants from last year, there simply isn’t enough money to go around.”

Since the summer, MPP Gretzky has been collecting hydro bills from local residents, to show the Premier and Minister of Energy the high cost of electricity in Windsor.

“Will the government act today, get energy costs under control, stop the selloff of hydro one, and ensure that hundreds of people in Windsor can heat their homes tomorrow?” asked Gretzky.