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The worst is yet to come, says electricity coalition in push to save public power

Toronto - Over the past year, Ontario residents have shown a commitment to keeping Ontarios electricity system public. Many Ontario residents have joined with the Ontario Electricity Coalition (OEC), a province-wide pro-public power group in telling the province that deregulation and privatization of hydro would be a dismal failure, causing hardship and serious damage to many individuals, farms, businesses and local utilities.

Dont be fooled by Eves backtracking on selling off Hydro One. Its just a pre-election ploy to keep voters on side.

The worst is yet to come, because price caps and rebates are not long-term solutions to ensuring a stable and reliable hydro system. In December alone, the price caps cost Ontario taxpayers $110 million. Full public control, an end to privatization of electricity generation and an end to deregulation are the solution, says Paul Kahnert a spokesperson with OEC.

Once again, the OEC is encouraging you to speak out and help save public power. The OEC will be holding a Save Public Power meeting on Saturday, February 8, 2003, starting at 12:00 Noon at the Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston.


For more information please contact:
Paul Kahnert, Ontario Electricity Coalition (OEC)
(416) 407-0077
Stella Yeadon, OEC Communications
(416) 578-8774