“Soaring hydro costs have become an Achilles heel for the Liberal government, which took a costly plunge into green energy in 2009 and has been raked over the coals by the auditor general for ignoring its own energy planners and saddling consumers with billions of dollars above market prices for power.”
High hydro costs sending Ontarians to food banks, report says
By John Miner, The London Free Press
Monday, November 28, 2016 9:47:20 EST AM
Rising power bills — not just lack of good jobs and high food prices — are forcing hundreds of thousands of Ontarians to turn to food banks, a new report by a food bank umbrella group warns.
In yet another sign of the crisis caused for many in the province by soaring electricity rates, the Ontario Association of Food Banks says the fallout is putting the squeeze on the basic needs of many.
“If people have to choose between keeping the lights on and going hungry, they go without food,”
Carolyn Stewart, executive director of the association, said ahead of Monday’s release of the group’s Hunger Report 2016…