Cleaning House: Doug Ford Vows To Fire $6 Million Hydro One CEO And Entire Board

“Nobody should get rich off ripping off the taxpayers.”

Ontario Opposition Leader Doug Ford is pledging to clean house at Hydro One, as anger in the province grows over skyrocketing energy costs.

Surging energy costs have taken money out of the pockets of taxpayers, and pushed businesses and jobs out of Ontario.

As Ford said, many people are forced to choose between “heating and eating.”

Meanwhile, government elites have made massive amounts of money, with the Hydro One CEO making a salary of $6.2 million in 2017.

Ford ripped into this unfairness, saying that “nobody should get rich off ripping off the taxpayers,” and said his first act as Premier would be to fire the Hydro One CEO and the entire board.

Watch Ford’s comments in the video below:

Ford is taking a strong stance on behalf of taxpayers, and his actions would bring a badly-needed sense of accountability.

There’s a big difference between people getting rich in the private sector and in the public sector (or private sector corporations dependent on the government). In a true private sector company, people make money because customers have chosen to purchase a product or service. Yet, in the public sector or in a private company that depends on the government, people make money because taxpayers were forced to give up their money to state.

That’s what makes the massive salaries at Hydro One so outrageous. It is simply unacceptable for taxpayers to be ripped off all to make a few elitist board members rich, and it’s great to see Doug Ford showing the leadership that Kathleen Wynne lacks.

Spencer Fernando

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Nancy

Go Doug and Ford Nation, the media keeps saying you cannot explain how you can save Ontario money without laying off thousands of government workers and that you cannot explain how to do this, but you have. Our media is so slanted Lieberal.
If Ontario can get back on it’s feet, after the socialist destruction of our once great province, we were the engine of Canada, right now, we need good hard honest people running it again and we will and can get better again.
Be our hero Doug.

Fred Dimmick
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Fred Dimmick

It would be a great start!

Christine
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Christine

Fantastic article! We applaud Ford for coming forward with this promise! There was a report last year about what the CEOs of canadian utilities earn. The Ontario CEO of Hydro One makes the highest salary in Canada and it is outrageous. He makes way way more than any other CEOs of a utility in Canada.

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OLD Man Writer

Good For Doug Ford, …there are more $100,000.00 per year “Clerks”, for the size of the Office, at Hydro One, than in any private sector corporation or government entity in all of Canada. Drain The Swamp! Doug …PLEASE

Shawn Harris
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Shawn Harris

With the compensation level so very high at Hydro One, the question has to be asked, just what was the criteria or benchmark that was used to come to such an outrageous level of compensation. Surely, if the benchmark used was a comparison of CEOs compensation across north america, then there must be others out there that get paid in the multiples of millions of dollars. In all reality though, the only real research done was the Hydro One CEO using a blank piece of paper and writing down just what he wanted and telling the board of directors to… Read more »

Canucklen
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Canucklen

Way to go Doug … may the force be with you !!!
Blessings — all the way !!
Clean house — and MOGA (Make Ontario Great Again) …

Ann
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Ann

Thank you Doug for Looking Out for the Hard Working Taxpayers of this Province. We will fFnally have Someone who Gets to the Root of Problems. Yes, you are the Honest and Ethical Premier who will Fire all the GREEDY THIEVES of this Province. Yes, Draining the Swamp is the “CURE”! Ontario was once a “Have” Province until the Lieberals took over and pretty well Destroyed this Once Great Province in Every Way. We are So Happy and Indeed Fortunate to Finally have Someone Running this Once Wonderful Province and Understands What is Wanted and Needed to Make Ontario GREAT… Read more »