Reevely: $100M subsidy for natural-gas distributors latest move in Liberals’ re-election bid
Ottawa Citizen

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, January 30, 2017

The provincial government will spend $100 million to build natural-gas lines and help rural Ontarians get off electric heat, calculating that high hydro bills are a bigger problem than greenhouse-gas emissions.

The provincial Liberals have been roasted for years over the high cost of electricity. Lots of rural residents are hit by two whammies: they’re stuck with Hydro One as their power company, which is much more expensive than service from municipal utilities like Hydro Ottawa, and they heat their homes with electricity because there simply aren’t gas mains where they live.

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