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Minister Rickford Consulting with Forestry Stakeholders on Industrial Electricity Prices

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Minister Rickford Consulting with Forestry Stakeholders on Industrial Electricity Prices

DRYDEN — Ontario's government is working for the people by holding consultations to hear from businesses firsthand on industrial electricity pricing and programs.

Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines met with forestry sector stakeholders in Dryden today. This session is one of several in-person consultations to be held with key industry stakeholders across the province.

"We want to hear firsthand from the forestry sector on how we can improve our electricity system to make businesses more competitive," said Rickford. "We need to ensure our job-creating industries can thrive in Ontario with fair electricity prices."

Our government is taking a different approach to fiscal management, job creation and how we deliver core services by putting the people first. We are focusing our efforts on helping businesses and their input is essential for the design and effectiveness of current industrial electricity pricing programs. Consultation questions are available online, with electronic submissions accepted until May 31, 2019.

"We're fixing the hydro mess we inherited from the previous government. That includes finding electricity pricing solutions that work for industry, to enable them to expand their operations, create jobs and remain competitive," said Rickford.

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