TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Tea Party Tim Hudak refused to answer the
simple question of how much more he plans to charge electricity
ratepayers as the result of his "optional" Smart Meter policy, yet he
hypocritically attacked the very infrastructure needed to implement his
Unlike Hudak, Ontario Liberals have been transparent and honest about
the future costs of electricity.
Tea Party Tim Hudak was wrong when he accused the government of a
"secret" Smart Meter plan. It has always been clear that the net
costs of implementing Smart Meters would be recovered through the rate
In fact, all of the costs for the implementation of Smart Meters were included in
the price projections in the Long Term Energy Plan. Every media outlet covered those price projections.
And Tim Hudak relied on Public Accounts as his source, which shows how little credibility he has in
claiming any kind of 'secret'.
The truth is Ontario Liberals are taking 10% off hydro bills - saving
the average household $150 per year.
And Smart Meters will ultimately result in savings of $1.6 billion to
ratepayers as they conserve energy and avoid the cost of both expensive
electricity imports and building new peak generation.
By the way, earlier this month Tim Hudak refused to say rates under his
risky scheme would be any lower than today. (Media Scrum, August 15,
Tea Party Tim is simply trying to divert attention from today's
revelations that he has at key Tea Party organizer on his campaign
team. Tea Party Tim: he's just not worth the risk.
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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