Advocate concerned about possible abuse of low-income hydro subsidy
Christine Van Geyn, Ontario director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, is concerned about possible misuse of the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) and claims students who may not qualify for the program were encouraged to apply. The company at the centre of the claims, Wyse Meter Solutions, says it is in compliance with the program’s rules and that success of applications is ultimately determined by the government. Wyse also said it has conducted a review of students’ OESP applications. For those who were approved for the program but do not qualify, the company says it will temporarily offer credits until such time as they qualify for the OESP.