Sunday, December 21, 2014

Nickle demands affordable energy

Kenora-Rainy River PC candidate Randy Nickle is calling upon voters to make a choice for the party that is committed to making a difference in the cost of energy in Ontario.
“We can no longer accept the cost of energy that we pay in Northwestern Ontario compared to neighbouring jurisdictions,” Nickle said Friday at the front gate of the Resolute Forest Products mill in Fort Frances, which the company permanently closed recently.

“Even here in Fort Frances, the place that has the lowest energy rates in Ontario, the rates are significantly higher than Minnesota and Manitoba,” he noted.
“Because of the mismanagement of the Liberal-NDP coalition of the past two years, businesses have lost confidence in this province and mills continue to close,” Nickle said.
“If we are going to get creative and take on the challenge of attracting new industry and new opportunity, we are going to need to manage these costs better and more responsibly,” he stressed.
“That also includes making energy affordable for everyone.”
Nickle said only the Ontario PC Plan will save consumers $384 by eliminating bureaucracy, working with Manitoba, and ending the Green Energy Act.
The Northern Vision plan and Ontario PC platform, whose key points were announced May 14, includes:
•providing local governments with a share of the royalties and taxes that now flow only to the provincial government;
•affordable energy that gets people back to work in the north;
•giving northerners more control over how their land is used and developed;
•returning Ontario again to the best jurisdiction in the world for mining and forestry; and
•eliminating unneeded government regulations.

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