This outrageous cost of hydro is getting way out of hand. Now it’s so bad(our last bills were 1200$ each(which is as much as people’s mortgage or rent!) and used to be 600$) esp. with the new Smart meters, we have had to cut back so much to save $$$ that we don’t even put the lights on, the furnace on, or do laundry until after 9pm when the rate is less, but don’t during peak hours and only use the small toaster oven instead of the big oven.It gets pretty cold in here so we have to bundle up wearing heavy sweaters! They say all in all this using non-peak hours will save the average person a grand total of 11$ a month! Wow, whoopee doo! If we can’t save more we’ll have to NOT use ANY electricity at ALL, incl. NO appliances at all except for the fridge which we HAVE to keep plugged in or else all our food will spoil! We checked our progress online and it says now we use 58% at non-peak hours so we’re hoping our bill will go down; we went from it costing 10$ a day to between 3-4$ a day now so it should show up as a big reduction in our next bill…..
Now they claim as well they give people a 10% reduction in hydro costs and lessen peak hours(but not until MAY; why not NOW?) and eliminate the hated HST tax…..but, they also said the rates will be going UP another 46% over the next 5 years too(ours has already DOUBLED already!),and we can’t even afford it NOW so I don’t know what we’ll do then!To add insult to injury the reason the costs are going up is to pay for the new “Green” enviro-crap upgrades(so much for going “Green” SAVING $!), so why should we be forced to pay for something I don’t even WANT or believe in? I know for sure the next provincial election there’s no way in Hell the corrupt Liberals will be elected again, after this hydro mess, introducing the HST and the sneaky Eco tax….all the PC’s have to do to win is to eliminate the HST and remove the Smart meters and peak rate times and lower hydro costs and they’ll be elected! The only good of it is the Liberals have ruined it for themselves so hopefully next year we’ll be rid of them and all the problems they cause!
On top of that, they say in this country cell phone bills are TWICE what they are in other places, mainly due to bans on foreign companies investing and creating competition,and the gov’t trying to also make prostitution and polygamy LEGAL now as well! This country really SUCKS!We have everything overly- controlled, regulated or banned,we are taxed 2-3 times on the same goods, have one of the highest Income Taxes in the world, have no good products and what we DO have we always have to pay twice as much as anywhere else, they are racist to immigrants and foreign investors, and are way too liberal and permissive, lax on morality,and are legalizing immorality and sin! I would leave if I could but haven’t got the $$$; it’s all going on hydro bills!