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Michael Janigan named a full-time member of the Ontario Energy Board

Monday, May 1st, 2017
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is very pleased to announce that Michael Janigan, former Executive Director and General Counsel of PIAC and most recently, Special Counsel, Regulatory and Consumer Affairs for PIAC, has been named as a full-time member of the Ontario Energy Board, effective April 26, 2017, for a fixed term of two years.

OESP Can Help Ease the Burden of Your Monthly Energy Bill

Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Winter is here, and it can be challenging to keep up with the price of electricity for the cold months. Luckily, there is a new subsidy for low income Canadians to help with their electricity bills. The Ontario Electricity Support Program is an on-bill credit that is based on the number of people living in your house and the combined household income after tax. Through this subsidy you can get $30 to $50 off of your monthly bill ($45-$75 if your home is electrically heated, or you rely on an approved medical device that requires a lot of electricity). Here are some tips and links to get you started on your application!

Option consommateurs needs your help

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
Option consommateurs is looking for consumers who have filed a complaint with their energy (electric or natural gas) provider, or initiated a dispute settlement process with a regulatory body in the energy sector.

Energy – Links

Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Electricity and Natural Gas Rate Comparisons –

Regulation bogeyman not driving up electricity costs

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Last year, amid sobering news concerning likely steep increases in provincial electricity bills, the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) of Ontario, representing 76 municipal electricity distributors (EDCs) found a new bogeymen to blame for the gloomy prognosis.

PIAC asks Hon. Brad Duguid to reconsider Ontario energy rate hike decision

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
In a letter to the Hon. Brad Duguid the Public Interest Advocacy Centre asked for a reconsideration of a key energy rate decision.

Ontario Energy Board Stakeholder Conference this week to tackle request for big rate increases

Sunday, September 20th, 2009
An Ontario Energy Board panel will study the request of Ontario’s natural gas and electricity distribution companies for higher rates to compensate their public and private ownership with a bigger return on investment.

Ontario Natural Gas Customers to Pay $100 Million More Annually to Texas-based Owner of Union Gas

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
Ontario Cabinet Rejects Appeal of Consumer Groups

Media Release: Union Gas Gobbles Up Ontario Storage Competitors

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
Recent announcements by Texas-based multinational corporation, Spectra Energy Inc., owner of Union Gas Limited, reveal that it intends to gobble up what little competition it currently faces from Ontario storage providers.

Media Release: Ontario Gas Customers Slam Billion Dollar Giveaway to Texas–Based Energy Corporation

Monday, August 13th, 2007
Another billion dollar boondoggle?
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