Cottagers’ Association Warns of Crushing Hydro Cost Changes

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The Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) has sent a letter to the Hon. Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy, highlighting grave concerns about the planned implementation of new electricity distribution rates in Ontario, and calling for the Minister’s intervention. 

FOCA cannot accept, and vigorously objects to, a plan that would see some of its 50,000 members receive a total bill increase of over 200%, when the separately planned “all-fixed” delivery charges program is put in place. The dramatic effect of moving to 100% fixed charges results in tremendous bill increases to many of the previous Seasonal class members, especially low-use electricity customers. 


In many cases, with these changes, residents will be paying more for electrical power than they pay in property taxes. Many are pensioners or on a fixed income and can simply not afford these changes. 


Read FOCA’s full comments here:, and please help circulate this information throughout cottage country. 


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