ON: CPA comments on Ontario’s Access to Natural Gas Act
While the CPA believes that the intent of the Ontario government is to provide Ontarians with real energy choices, allowing natural gas utilities to subsidize expansion through taxing existing customers is not a fair market-based approach. Pursuing this course of action amounts to supporting a corporate subsidy that will increase costs in the long run and ultimately will not be financed by private money but rather by Ontario’s natural gas customers.
Considering the government is proceeding with Bill 32, the CPA is working to be effective in the development of the regulations that would set out program-specific criteria. The association believes that in order to ensure fairness and to maintain competitiveness, the regulation’s design must be adequate, must safeguard the above-mentioned principle and should be set with clear limits.
Please consult our submission on the CPA website (LINK) or on the Environmental Registry of Ontario