Krmpotich to stand up for Sault against Wynne’s hydro borrowing scheme at committee


NDP byelection Candidate Joe Krmpotich announced that he will be speaking out against Kathleen Wynne’s hydro borrowing scheme via phone at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy next week.

“I’m deeply concerned about what further hikes on hydro bills will do to families and businesses here in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Krmpotich. “I’ve talked to people throughout the city, and the cost of electricity is always top of mind — and it’s frustrating to us all that the Sault doesn’t have a voice at Queen’s Park to stand up for our community, and tell Kathleen Wynne and her Government that making hydro bills soar higher is unacceptable.”

This month, secret cabinet document revealed that the Liberal government’s plan to borrow billions of dollars will cause electricity bills to shoot up sharply after the next general election?
On Friday, Krmpotich was joined by Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath to invite Sault residents to contact Christopher Tyrell, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy to sign up to have their voices heard. Ontarians can speak out at the limited committee hearings by calling 416.325.3883<tel:(416)%20325-3883> (collect calls accepted) or [email protected]. The deadline for oral submissions is May 24 and written presentations must be submitted by May 25.

“Kathleen Wynne has ignored the Sault, and the north, for too long,” said Krmpotich. “It’s time our voices were heard.”

Krmpotich said the NDP is committed to its plan to cut hydro bills by 30 per cent. That plan will eliminate time-of-use penalties and unfair rural and northern delivery charges — and will also return Hydro One to public hands.


  1. He’s got my vote.

    Nothing against Debbie, but I just don’t like the team she’s rooting for, given that they’re the source of a lot of problems with the province. As for Ross Romano, well, he can rail all he wants against the excessive hydro costs, but I have yet to hear a plan.

  2. Folks, let’s simply say it the way it is and that is that a member of the 3rd party, especially a novice, will not carry enough power or influence to make any kind of difference to affect the outcome. Seriously folks !! I’m sorry but that’s just the way it is. I’m sure most of you agree. Just my opinion and I do like Joe.

    • Attitude like that are not going to fix this province’s problems, so no. I can’t say that I agree at all with this. Meanwhile, what is Ross going to do to fix the high cost of hydro? What is Debbie going to do, representing the same party that caused the problem with high hydro prices in the first place?

      Therefore, I am going to vote for Jim. Why not? Better than throwing your arms up in defeat, and claiming that that is the way that it is.

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