CUPE sues Ontario Liberals to try to block sale of more Hydro One shares

A major Ontario public service union has served notice it intends to sue the province in a bid to halt any further privatization of Hydro One.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees claims the Liberals inappropriately mixed government and party business by holding fundraisers with cabinet ministers – including one attended by bankers who profited from the sale of Hydro One shares.

The province has raised 3.2-billion dollars by selling 30 per cent of Hydro One and plans to sell off 60 per cent of the huge utility.

But CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn says the union successfully sued the previous Progressive Conservative government to stop its plan to sell Ontario Hydro – and the aim of this suit is to halt the sale of any more shares of Hydro One.

The Canadian Press

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