• The electricity bill for Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare has increased by $265,462 over five-year period
• Electricity bills have grown by 32.1 per cent for the hospital

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare faced with rapidly rising electricity costs

By -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director —— Bio and Archives--November 24, 2017

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Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare faced with rapidly rising electricity costs
TORONTO, ON: Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reveal that the electricity bills for Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare have faced a steep increase over the last five years.

The documents show bills that are increasing, growing from $825,816 in 2013 to $1,091,278 in 2017, an increase of over 32 per cent.

“How is Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare expected to manage their budget when electricity bills have rising dramatically every year?” asked CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn. “The more these hospitals have to spend keeping their lights on, the fewer resources they have for patients.”

Ontario has seen dramatic increases to the cost of electricity, with bills for residential consumers more than doubling in the last decade.

“Families across the province all feel the pain of rapid increases to the cost of electricity when they pay their home electricity bill. But what many people don’t think about is the cost of the Ontario government’s failed electricity policy to the institutions we all rely on, like Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare,” continued Van Geyn. “Instead of paying an extra $265,462 for inflated electricity bills, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare could have paid for 80 C-sections. That’s something that Ontario patients expect their health care system to spend money on, rather than wasting money on this government’s hydro rip-off.”

The documents detailing Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s electricity bills can be found HERE.

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