Former Premier Mike Harris was astounded to learn he’s being blamed for Ontario’s high electricity prices.
Premier Kathleen Wynne said in North Bay last week that in 2003 the Liberals inherited a degraded generating system from the Progressive Conservative government.
Wynne added that forced her party to create 10-thousand kilometres of new transmission lines.
But Harris says the Liberals cancelled the Conservative’s plan to de-regulate hydro and instead pursued their own initiatives.
The former Premier says those initiatives have proven to be very costly.
Harris says when he left office, Ontario electricity was half as expensive as power sold in Alberta and now it’s 50 percent more.
(Written by: Rocco Frangione)