I would encourage everyone to do so immediately. The NDP has stated that it will “freeze hydro rates in the year ahead”. Their platform also states that they will “revitalize the BC Utilities Commission as an effective regulator of BC Hydro”. The Liberal Government continues to deny that there is an issue with high electricity rates, arguing that BC’s rates are among the lowest in North America.
I have submitted the following question for inclusion in the debate. “The Liberal Government keeps stating that BC’s electricity rates are among the lowest in North America but this statement is simply untrue for those customers wholly dependent on electricity for space and water heating. Due to the incorrectly implemented two-tier electricity rate system, these customers are paying one of the highest electricity rates in North America. What does each party plan to do to end this intolerable situation?” I would encourage everyone to submit the same or a similar question for inclusion in the debate. If enough of us do so, we may be able to get this matter included.