Minister hears from local stakeholders over power prices


The Ontario government is holding consultations to hear from businesses firsthand on industrial electricity pricing and programs, including Chatham-Kent.

Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines met with agriculture and chemicals sector stakeholders in Chatham Friday. This session was one of several in-person consultations to be held with key industry stakeholders across the province.

“We want to hear firsthand from the agriculture and chemicals sectors on how we can improve our electricity system to make businesses more competitive,” said Rickford in a statement. “We need to ensure our job-creating industries can thrive in Ontario with fair electricity prices.”

There was no media access to the meetings.

Consultation questions are available online, with electronic submissions accepted until June 14, 2019.

“We’re fixing the hydro mess we inherited from the previous government. That includes finding electricity pricing solutions that work for industry, to enable them to expand their operations, create jobs and remain competitive,” said Rickford.




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