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Ontario seniors state they might as well be dead as they can no longer afford hydro

Read this story from CTV news and then check out the comment section below.  This is what these Liberal bastards have driven the people of this province to and still  they go around patting themselves on the back.  Something is going to snap.  This is intolerable.  And to any one of you reading this who is even considering voting for the Liberals in the next election — shame on you. — DQ

Rural food bank demand rises along with hydro, propane costs

Joanne Schnurr — CTV news — January 28, 2014

Thousands of families in Eastern Ontario are choosing tonight between food and heat. Skyrocketing propane and hydro prices are forcing people to turn to food banks to help them survive.   Lesley Johansen helps out at this rural food bank in Dundas County.  She sees the increasing need, even feels it first hand as her hydro and propane bills rise well beyond her ability to pay.

“It’s come down to whether I don’t make a car payment or I don’t eat,” says Johansen.

For first time in her life, this very proud educated woman is considering turning to the food bank for help.

“I don’t want to be in this position in my life, I’m 40 years old. I’ve worked hard but the system fails.”

The system is failing a growing number of people.  1,372 families turned to the House of Lazarus Food Bank in Mountain last year.  That’s more than a 10 percent jump over the previous year.

Pauline Pratt is the Executive Director of the House of Lazarus, “The heating costs are taking up more money than what’s coming in,” she says. “Clients are very discouraged and feel very helpless and powerless because they have no choice; they have to have heat.”

Propane prices have doubled since October.  In many rural areas, hydro bills are higher than mortgage payments.

“In 64 years of my long life, this is the worst I’ve ever seen it and it’s not getting any better,” says the Mayor of North Grenville.  David Gordon says high utility costs are creating an urban-rural divide and pushing many of his residents below the poverty line.   Continue reading here….


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One Comment on “Ontario seniors state they might as well be dead as they can no longer afford hydro”

  1. Heather Sprott January 30, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    There is a good tag line in this article. “If you vote Liberal in the next Provincial Election shame on YOU” Heather

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