The Ontario Liberals are using little imagination in their plan to lower electricity bills. To achieve a 17 per cent cut this summer, the government will simply do what it has done for the better part of the past decade -- push the expense down the road while creating additional debt.
Peter Epp, Postmedia Network
Peter Epp has worked as a reporter, photographer and editor for community newspapers in Petrolia, Dresden, Bothwell and Chatham since 1979. He was also editor of the Voice of the Farmer newspaper group from 1986 to 1996, and editor of Farm Market (Today's Farmer) from 1997 to 2011. An occasional automotive history columnist, Peter was born and raised in St. Catharines. Contact Peter at 519-351-7331, ext. 248, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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