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Majority Oppose Ontario
hydro at the cost of more debt seen as unfavourable
Toronto, April 3rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among
884 Ontario voters, more than half (56%) disapprove of reducing Hydro rates at
the cost of increasing debt. (32%) are in favour, and (12%) don’t know.
likely to disapprove of Ontario’s hydro reduction plan include those aged 45-54
(62%), males (62%), earning $60,000-$80,000 (60%), $80,000-$100,000 (58%), the
most wealthy (60%), living in Toronto (61%), and supporting the PCs (72%).
Those most likely to
say they approve of the plan include respondents aged 34 and younger (35%) or
35-44 (35%), earning $20,000-$40,000 (41%), living in Southwestern Ontario
(35%) or Eastern Ontario (37%), and supporting the Liberals (54%).
“It’s obvious that people like the idea of
reduced hydro bills, as the cost of hydro is the main issue for many in the
province, but the majority don’t approve of the fact that their cheaper monthly
hydro bill is going to cost them more in the long run,” said
Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416) 960-9603.