Citizens of Wasaga Beach recognized at awards ceremony for outstanding effort to protect community against privatization of local hydro provider

WASAGA BEACH, ON – The people of Wasaga Beach came together Sunday to honour the great work of community volunteers who worked with their neighbours to stop the mayor and council from selling off Wasaga Distribution Inc. (WDI). “You are an inspiration to the rest of the province,” said Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario,…

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Big win for people of Wasaga Beach as council votes against selling local hydro company

After months of community involvement, on July 7, 2017, Wasaga Beach council voted unanimously keep Wasaga Distribution Inc. (WDI) public. With the help of the Keep Hydro Public Coalition, local residents successfully pressured their municipal council to retain and grow the local distribution company, rated as one of Ontario’s most efficient hydro providers with the…

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Municipalities own the majority of Ontario’s Local Distribution Companies (LDCs). Submit a ‘Municipal Resolution’ to maintain control and autonomy over LDCs and to keep it public.

SAMPLE MUNICIPAL RESOLUTION   WHEREAS the public electricity system in Ontario is a critical asset to the economy; and WHEREAS the public electricity system generates income for municipal and provincial governments and gives Ontario a competitive advantage; and WHEREAS [LOCAL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY NAME] is a municipally owned and controlled utility; and WHEREAS local control and…

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