Jul 13, 2018
By Michael Kramer
Greg Rickford says the government also plans to introduce legislation – that would protect hydro consumers from any costs incurred from the cancellation.
Rickford says it’s part of a campaign promise to end the projects – calling them ”unnecessary and wasteful.”
Earlier this week, the government said it was cancelling a wind project in Eastern Ontario – that’s just weeks away from completion.
David Adams, president of the Global Automakers of Canada, says it’s been shown elsewhere – that sales of e-vehicles take a hit when subsidies are removed.
Ontario’s program offered rebates of up to $14 thousand dollars.
Data shows more than 7,400 battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were sold in the province last year – an increase of 120 percent from 2016 – when higher rebates were brought in.