Report highlights gaps in energy affordability programs for Northern Ontario
A new report, Pathway Out of Energy Poverty in Northern Ontario, reveals that there are gaps in energy affordability programs to help low-income people in Northern Ontario who may be struggling to pay energy bills.
According to Chantal Walterson, community legal worker at Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic and LIEN Steering Committee member, “There are so many factors that make us Northerners distinct from other areas; the way we consume energy, the sources of energy that are available to us, the high cost of energy, and the impact high energy costs have on so many individuals and families in different northern communities, including the many remote First Nation communities.”
The report is published by the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN), a network advocating for robust energy affordability strategy, and a joint program of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario and the Canadian Environmental Law Association.
Click here to read the report.