Message: D09-10971

From: BoardSec
To: Batul Rahimtoola
Sent: 2009-08-21 at 1:48 PM
Received: 2009-08-21 at 1:48 PM
Subject: FW: File Number EB-2009-0096


From: Verne Craven []
Sent: August 20, 2009 11:58 PM
To: BoardSec
Subject: File Number EB-2009-0096

I can't believe you would even consider another rate increase at this time. Not only am I paying a debt reduction charge but my transportation costs are twice my hydro costs now!! Are Hydro One and the Energy Board trying to bankrupt everyone in the Province? A 22.8% increase on top of an 18% local increase by Atikokan Hydro last year is unheard off in this time of high unemployment. Maybe you should try living on Employme Insurance for a while and see how much of an increase there is. Oh yeah, the Premier of Ontario also wants to add another 8% increase to many items that I don't already pay taxes on. I believe hydro is one of them that will go up as well. What happens when I can't afford to pay any more??

Verne Craven

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