Majority Oppose Ontario Hydro Cut

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Majority Oppose Ontario Hydro Cut

Cheaper hydro at the cost of more debt seen as unfavourable

Toronto, April 3rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 884 Ontario voters, more than half (56%) disapprove of reducing Hydro rates at the cost of increasing debt. (32%) are in favour, and (12%) don’t know.

Respondents most likely to disapprove of Ontario’s hydro reduction plan include those aged 45-54 (62%), males (62%), earning $60,000-$80,000 (60%), $80,000-$100,000 (58%), the most wealthy (60%), living in Toronto (61%), and supporting the PCs (72%).

Those most likely to say they approve of the plan include respondents aged 34 and younger (35%) or 35-44 (35%), earning $20,000-$40,000 (41%), living in Southwestern Ontario (35%) or Eastern Ontario (37%), and supporting the Liberals (54%).

“It’s obvious that people like the idea of reduced hydro bills, as the cost of hydro is the main issue for many in the province, but the majority don’t approve of the fact that their cheaper monthly hydro bill is going to cost them more in the long run,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.