Putting More Money Into People’s Pockets and Providing Access to Affordable Energy

The PC government is delivering on its promise to provide access to affordable energy for 43 additional communities with over $234 million in funding for Phase 2 of the government’s Natural Gas Expansion Program.

Natural gas is the most common heating source in Ontario, and yet thousands of people in Ontario don’t have access to affordable heating.

Ontarians, especially those living in rural, Northern and Indigenous communities expect and deserve reliable and affordable heating.

That’s why, the PC government announced $234 million in funding for 43 rural, northern and Indigenous communities through the government’s Natural Gas Expansion Program.

The average household could save between $250 to $1,500 per year in energy costs.

Businesses are expected to save up to 30 per cent on energy costs per year.

Expanding natural gas access will not only deliver more affordable energy but will also kick start economic development and support Ontario’s post-COVID economic recovery by creating roughly 5,000 well-paying jobs and $1.5 billion in local investments.

This government is putting people first and keeping more money in Ontarians’ pockets with more affordable energy costs.

“We’re sending a clear message that Ontario is open for business,” said Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and Associate Minister of Energy. “As part of our government’s plan to make life more affordable, we prioritized broad distribution across Ontario to help as many homes and businesses keep the cost of energy low, support jobs and attract new investment. This will be a game-changer for these 43 communities.”

The Ontario PC Party is pleased to announce the nomination of Sergeant Peter Wiesner as candidate in the upcoming Hamilton Centre by-election.

For 22 years, Pete has served Hamilton as an officer of the Hamilton Police Service, including as Supervising Sergeant of the Crisis Response Branch since 2019. In this role, Pete has worked with community partners specializing in a co-response model to service those dealing with homeless, addiction and mental health crisis. In 2022, Pete was instrumental […]

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Bringing Back GO Service 365 Days a Year to Niagara

Year-round weekend GO rail service to Niagara will unlock access to world-class tourist destination and spur economic growth We’re taking another step in our plan to fight gridlock by delivering more frequent GO rail service across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Our PC government is bringing back year-round weekend GO rail service between Union Station and […]

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Enhancing Public Safety

Hiring 123 new correctional officers as part of its plan to transform adult correctional services and improve public safety Our PC government continues to strengthen Ontario’s justice system. Today, we were pleased to announce that we’re hiring 123 new correctional officers as part of our plan to transform adult correctional services and improve public safety. […]

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