The politics of almost doubling our Hydro bills is dicey though. People are worried that the grassroots will be easier swayed "They're ripping us off!" instead of "They're bring in a policy that brings our prices in line with most other jurisdictions and it will help cut down on wasted juice."
"They're ripping us off!" rolls off the tongue a little easier, eh?
But this needs to happen, so who's going to the be the politician who decides he wants to lead Manitobans and advocates the policy change? Who's going to show real leadership and call out the other when he starts fear mongering about seniors' hydro bills?
Who's going to show Manitobans that there is a better way?