Today, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller slammed the Liberals for cutting hydro bills by ten percent, identifying the measure as a perverse subsidy. He stated:
The problem with the 10 per cent (cut) is it means the people who use the most energy get the most money back and that is a disincentive, a perverse incentive. It rewards and encourages increased consumption.
He then went on to criticize both the NDP and Conservatives for pledging to remove the HST from hydro bills. Read more »