Ontario extends electricity rate relief until May 31

Expected to leave more money in people's pockets

Queen’s Park has extended electricity rate relief until the end of May.

Residential, farm and small business customers will continue to be billed at the off-peak rate for power 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“During this extraordinary period, many people are struggling to pay the bills as they do the right thing by staying at home, as well as our farmers and those whose businesses have closed or suffered reduced customer traffic,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Although we are making progress in our fight against this COVID-19 outbreak, we are not out of the woods yet. The extension of this electricity rate relief will leave more money in people’s pockets until businesses can start to reopen and people can get back to work.”

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The electricity rate relief, initially provided for a 45-day period starting on March 24, has been extended for an additional 24 days.