Saturday, May 29, 2010

Businesses begin moving out of Ontario due to high electricity cost

Here’s the economic effect of the government’s energy plan: move to Quebec.
Look at Xtrata. 670 jobs lost in Timmins as they move operations to Quebec where they can get power at half the cost of Ontario. Stoney Creek Ice Cream production as well is moving to Quebec. Thank you Dalton!

High costs forced Stoney Creek Dairy out Hamilton Spectator
Gaucher said several factors combined to make the Stoney Creek ice-cream plant uncompetitive — taxes and electricity bills were almost twice what he pays in Montreal and the cost of city water was $8,000 a year in Montreal compared with $100,000 a year here.

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