NDP Promises to Re-regulate Electricity System
Alberta NDP leader Brian Mason has promised reliable and affordable power bills (NDP news release, Edmonton Sun). He wants to make the Alberta Utilities Commission protect consumers and defend the public good, regulate electricity rates, remove Cabinet powers to approve transmission projects, make power companies pay for transmission lines, make all transmission projects open and transparent, and encourage local power generation to reduce the need for expensive power lines.
Many Albertans agree that the Alberta government’s experiment with electricity deregulation has been a disaster. Albertans are paying among the highest power prices in Canada.