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Ontario electricity prices set to keep rising

Ontario electricity prices set to keep rising

The province pays extraordinary rates to solar, wind and biofuel generators. But the wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine (FREE)

Ontario must pull the plug on painful electricity-related policies

Ontario electricity rates for industry are among highest in North America, thanks to a series of bad government policy decisions (FREE)

Ontarian’s in the dark about long-term costs of Fair Hydro Plan

The government is concealing the real financial impact of the rate reduction by understating future deficits and net debt

The short-circuit in Ontario’s manufacturing sector

The province’s high electricity prices – driven by wrong-headed policies – are responsible for a staggering 75,000 manufacturing job losses

Ontario, Alberta carbon tax schemes defy economic common sense

(Troy Media) Carbon taxes should replace, not add to, existing environmental regulations and subsidies

The case against raising Ontario’s minimum wage

POLITICS (Troy Media) While a higher minimum wage benefits workers, it can be detrimental to small and large businesses

Ontario housing measures offer short-term gain but long-term pain

POLITICS (Troy Media) As much as rent control could benefit some existing renters, in the long run it reduces the incentive to build new rental housing

Why Ontario can’t seem to ease its debt burden

POLITICS (Troy Media) Government debt has grown much faster than the economy in recent years, and little change is expected over the next several years

Ontarians pay a high price for power system mess

POLITICS (Troy Media) Years of government mismanagement of the power sector must be corrected or families will continue to suffer

Ontario government’s focus on foreign buyers misses the point

POLITICS (Troy Media) Focus instead on reducing the time it takes to obtain a building permit and the per-unit costs to comply with regulations, which amounts to almost $50,000

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