After years of governments mismanaging energy markets in Ontario, residents there now pay some of the highest electricity bills in Canada.
Ontario's electricity prices are the fastest growing nationwide.
In 2013, 30 per cent of households earning $27,000 or less had to devote 10 per cent or more of their expenditures to energy.
Five out of seven Canadian regions had higher percentages of energy poverty in 2013 than in 2010.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce this week released the findings of an unprecedented consultation with its members and the results are painfully clear: soaring electricity prices are killing business in Ontario.
BC Hydro’s planned project for a hydroelectric dam on the Peace River—known as the Site C dam—is proving to be controversial, with some industry groups panning the plan while touting renewable energy sources such as wind.