Talk about GOUGING Ontario consumers for their Hydro!
It’s bad enough to screw every last dollar out of electrical consumers in Ontario by forcing Smart Meters on unwilling consumers, jamming useless Wind Turbines down Rural Ontarians throats, not only “giving away” surplus energy supplies to foreign customers but also PAYING THEM to take it and then charging Ontario consumers for that loss of revenue, but now billing someone almost a quarter of a million dollars for delivering NOTHING takes the cake!
Without Andre Marin, our Ombudsman, getting involved I’m sure this fake bill would have been “justified” by the totally corrupted Hydro One billing process!
Blame the CEO?………………of course……………instead of throwing some poor slouch under the bus for a mistake like this, nothing speaks volumes like holding the head of Hydro One accountable for this massive mess that our own Government is trying to keep silent!
Appoint another Liberal hack to head up Hydro One, Sandra Pupatello, and everything should run along tickedy boom!
NOT!……………time to scrub the whole board room clean and remove all the Liberal backed executives and give Ontario consumers some JUSTICE!
TORY MPP Richard J. Brennan,Torstar News Service
The Progressive Conservatives are calling for Hydro One president and CEO Carmine Marcello to resign immediately over the billing fiasco that has gripped the Crown corporation.
Waving a bill a constituent received for $233,692.70, Tory MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) said Wednesday it is further evidence that Marcello should leave.
“It is unbelievable that a Crown corporation of the government . . . is sending out this type of billing . . . it is ridiculous. Hydro One needs a change,” Yurek told reporters at Queen’s Park.
The questionable billing is all part of what Ontario Ombudsman André Marin says is the result of “egregious errors” by an uncaring Crown corporation, which has 1.4 million customers.
“It is obvious that the culture at Hydro One isn’t one of customer service or care and I can’t see it changing with the CEO who created the culture, who still is in place,” said Yurek, who refused to name the family-owned grain elevator business.
Meanwhile, Marin’s office is probing Hydro One’s billing practices that resulted in cases of customers being billed thousands of dollars for unclear reasons. So far the office has received 6,661 complaints and counting.
Marcello has vowed to fix the billing problem, the result of a $153.7-million customer system changeover in May.
“I am begging their indulgence here,” he told the Star last month.
Yurek said his constituent received a bill last October for more than $233,000 for a six-month period and has yet to have it corrected by Hydro One. The rural business is ordinarily billed $2,000 to $3,000 a month. The MPP noted that the owners had a $7,000 credit from the utility for previous billing mistakes.
“In the private sector such a monumental failure to deliver the service would lead to executives getting fired and a new team brought in to clean up the mess. Instead, this (Liberal) government has taken a half measure by appointing a former Liberal cabinet minister (Sandra Pupatello) . . . to the chair of Hydro One,” he said.