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

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 […]

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

(Ottawa—16/04/08)— In a one sentence decision issued late yesterday, the Ontario Cabinet rejected an appeal by consumer groups, representing residential and industrial natural gas customers, of the May 22, 2007 Ontario Energy Board (OEB) decision confirming the deregulation of the natural gas storage industry in Ontario. The decision means Enbridge Gas customers, after a three-year […]

Media Release: Union Gas Gobbles Up Ontario Storage Competitors

For Immediate Release November 29, 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. The gas pools of Midway Petroleum Company located in Sarnia, Ontario as well as a controlling interest in […]

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

Attention News/Business Editors For Immediate Release August 22, 2007 OTTAWA/TORONTO – The McGuinty government is being asked to overturn an Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Decision that means that Union Gas’s Texas-based owners, Spectra Energy (formerly Duke Energy) will get to pocket an estimated billion dollars over a ten year period that would otherwise gone to […]

Media Release: Consumer Groups appeal Ontario Energy Board¹s Billion Dollar Giveaway

Attention: News/Business Editors Consumer Groups appeal Ontario Energy Board¹s Billion Dollar Giveaway (OTTAWA)—The Vulnerable Energy Consumers Coalition, (VECC) together with the Consumers Council of Canada (CCC) and the Industrial Gas Users Association (IGUA) today appealed the decision of the Ontario Energy Board to allow Union Gas Limited to keep all the revenues from natural gas […]

New Increased Ontario Electricity Rates – A Symptom not a Solution

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) today released the results of the regulatory review of the rates to be charged by 60 of Ontario’s 90+ electricity local distribution utilities for the delivery portion of the bill, as well as the rates associated with charges for commodity (Regulated Price Plan (RPP)) that will be passed on in […]

Ontario Electricity Restructuring

Ontario Electricity Restructuring- A Funny Thing happened On the Way to Utopia. For the past eight years, PIAC has been involved as a participant and critic of the process of electricity restructuring in Ontario. Our participation included representation of a coalition of small volume residential consumers, the Vulnerable Energy Consumers Coalition (VECC) in proceedings before […]