Ontario’s Liberal government has announced plans to remove the provincial portion of the harmonized sales tax (HST) from hydro bills to offset soaring costs for ratepayers.
The announcement was the focal point of the Liberals’ Throne Speech Monday intended to jumpstart her government which has trailed the Progressive Conservatives in recent polls. The Liberals also lost a key byelection in the riding of Scarborough-Rouge River riding last week.
— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) September 12, 2016
Last week, the premier called ever-increasing hydro bills an “urgent issue” for her government.
Global News has reported extensively on the issue of hydro affordability in Ontario particularly for rural residents.