Ontario Food Bank users struggling with rising hydro rates: report

Ontario food banks are calling on the provincial government to do more to help impoverished families with their hydro bills.

The Ontario Association of Food Banks says high electricity bills are having a “devastating impact” on the lives of low-income Ontarians.

In a report released on Monday, the association says many food banks have stepped in to offer their own utility assistance and hydro payment plans to clients.

Premier Kathleen Wynne said in a recent speech that more relief is on the way, in addition to an eight-per-cent rebate set to kick in on January 1st.

The Canadian Press

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