Musings —05.15.2011 02:57 PM—
At the podium, he paints a picture of Ontario families huddling in the early-morning chill of winter so that sleepy-eyed children can get a hot shower before dawn – all to avoid getting soaked by punitive hydro rates.
“Instead of savings on their hydro bill, families are seeing long lines at the bathroom as budget-conscious families struggle to get everybody showered before 7 a.m. when the prices go up,” he told a recent party fundraising dinner.
That Dickensian image was hard to fathom for the donors who paid up to $1,500 a plate to hear Hudak speak last month. And it’s a stretch for the vast majority of Ontarians with gas-fired – not electric – hot-water heaters.”