Families One Step Closer to Saving on Home Heating Local Communities Stand to Benefit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:December 18, 2018

Families One Step Closer to Saving on Home Heating Local Communities Stand to Benefit

QUEEN’S PARK – Local families are one step closer to significant savings on their home heating bills after the Doug Ford Government for the People passed legislation to expand natural gas in rural, northern and Indigenous communities across Ontario, MPP Will Bouma announced.

Bill 32, the Access to Natural Gas Act, 2018 will allow communities across the province to connect to natural gas. Switching from propane, electric heat or oil to natural gas can save the average residential customer between $800 and $2,500 per year.

“This new legislation will make life easier for a lot of families out there,” said Bouma. “Our government promised to put more money in people’s pockets – and we’re delivering on that.”

The new legislation will lead to the creation of a program designed to expand natural gas to an estimated 33,000 households across the province over the next number of years.

“This is a matter of fairness,” the MPP continued, “We want as many people as possible to have access to these significant savings.”

Details of the new program will be developed by authorities over the coming months.

The new legislation builds on the government’s cancellation of the cap-and-trade carbon tax, which will save families on average $80 per year and small businesses $285 per year.

“That’s more money back in the pockets for the people of Brantford-Brant,” MPP Bouma stated.

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For more information, contact MPP Will Bouma at 519-759-0361 or will.bouma@pc.ola.org