NOTL Hydro Board Reviews Ontario’s Political Party Platforms

March 6, 2018


March 6, 2018, Niagara-on-the-Lake – The Board of Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro does not endorse any particular candidate or political party and realizes votes take into account more than Ontario’s electricity situation.  However, the Board wishes to provide information on the issues it feels needs attention with respect to electricity policy in Ontario and its impact on electricity customers.


The NOTL Hydro Board will work with every party as part of the Board’s goal of providing quality service at low cost to its customers.  Over the past four years, the NOTL Hydro Board and Management have met with the energy leaders of all the parties and with Niagara region MPP’s to discuss electricity policy and what should be done to help electricity customers.

Based on these discussions, as well as on an analysis of the published platforms and public comments of the NDP and PC Party and on a review of the actions and Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) of the ruling Liberal Party, the NOTL Hydro Board has had a summary of the platforms prepared.  The summary provides our understanding of the position of each political party on all the major recommendations for improvement the NOTL Hydro Board has published over the last two years.

The NOTL Hydro Board encourages each party to update their positions based on what most helps the Ontario electricity consumer now and in the future.

The Board has previously provided concrete recommendations to the Minister of Energy and the Premier on how to reduce the high cost of electricity in Ontario.



Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro distributes power to over 9,000 customers in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. We are committed to operating as a sustainable high-performance, customer-driven business and to providing the highest standard in safety, service and reliability. The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is the 100% shareholder of the corporation.