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Woodstock Hospital electricity prices soar

August 10, 2017
Woodstock Hospital electricity prices soar

TORONTO, ON: Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reveal a dramatic increase to the cost of electricity to the Woodstock Hospital since 2012.

The documents, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, show that in the last five years, bills for the hospital rose from $1.03 million to $1.65 million. That’s a 60 per cent increase.

“The more the hospital has to spend keeping their lights on, the fewer resources they have for patients,” said CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn. “This is yet another example of how the Ontario government’s failed energy policies are hurting communities across the province.”

Ontario has seen dramatic increases to the cost of electricity, with bills for residential consumers more than doubling in the last decade.

“Families across the province all feel the pain of rapid increases to the cost of electricity when they pay their home electricity bill. But what many people don’t think about is the cost of the Ontario government’s failed electricity policy to the institutions we all rely on, like the Woodstock Hospital,” continued Van Geyn. “Instead of paying more than $619,871 for higher electricity bills, that money could have paid for 77 hip replacements. That’s what Ontario families expect hospitals to spend money on, rather than wasting money on this government’s hydro rip-off.”

The documents detailing Woodstock Hospital’s electricity bills can be found HERE. The release can be viewed HERE.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is currently running a campaign opposing the Green Energy Act and cap-and-trade atwww.StopHighEnergyBills.ca

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