From the Ontario PC's:
The McGuinty Liberals knew full well that their so-called smart meter plan was botched but they’re going full-steam ahead at the expense of hard-working Ontario families.
Electricity stakeholders have alerted the Ontario PC Caucus to a letter from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to electricity distributors acknowledging that setting mandatory Time of Use (TOU) dates for McGuinty’s smart meter program is “premature and inappropriate at this time.” The OEB admitted that “distributors may encounter extraordinary and unanticipated circumstances during the implementation of TOU pricing” (OEB letter, Aug. 4, 2010, Page 4).
Ontario PC Leader, Tim Hudak, called on Dalton McGuinty to stop the botched implementation of his so-called smart meters, fix the problems and give families choice in opting into time-of-use pricing. A PC Caucus Opposition Day Motion, debated this afternoon, once again called on the McGuinty Government to suspend the smart meter time-of-use program until billing problems are fixed.