The Fight Against Hydro Privatization Isn't Over
05 Nov, 2015, 12:37 ET
TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The fight against Kathleen Wynne's scheme to privatize Hydro One is far from over, says the chairperson of the Hydro One Not For Sale campaign. "Just because she's sold off the first batch of shares doesn't mean this fight is over. It's only over when we give up," says Rosario Marchese. "There is far too much at stake for us to let her get away with this."
The privatization of Hydro One will hurt Ontarians in a variety of ways:
- It will lead to higher government debt
- It will lead to less resources for schools, hospitals, and infrastructure
- It will lead to higher rates for individuals and businesses, particularly in rural and First
- Nations communities
- It will lead to business closures and a weaker economy
- It will lead to increased climate change emissions
"As wealthy investors reap the rewards of the premier's privatization scheme, the rest of Ontarians will be suffering," says Mr. Marchese. "We are not going to stand by and let Liberal MPPs forget what they're doing to us. They are the ones who are letting this happen, and they are the ones who can put a stop to it."
To keep the pressure on, the campaign will continue holding public meetings across the province. One is being held in Toronto on Nov. 9 (at 7 pm at the Centre for Social Innovation), and another is being held in Brockville on Nov. 12 (at 6:30 pm at the 100 Islands Mall).
Mr. Marchese is calling on the Liberals to halt their plans to sell off another 45% of Hydro One, and to begin drawing up a strategy to repurchase the 15% that has already been sold.
"If Liberal MPPs don't have the courage and the integrity to stand up for their own communities, we will make sure that their own communities never forget it."
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SOURCE Citizens Coalition Against Privatization
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