Peterborough wasn’t supposed to have a provincial Keep Hydro Public campaign at all, until the prospective sale of Peterborough Distribution Inc. (PDI) to Hydro One was put on the table.
Provincial campaigns to keep Hydro One public are launching across cities in Ontario, but Peterborough wasn’t on the list.
When it became public knowledge that PDI could soon be sold to Hydro One, Peterborough came to the activist’s attention.
Peterborough resident Candace Rennick is the secretary treasurer of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, which is a member of the Keep Hydro Public Coalition.
As soon as the coalition found out Mayor Daryl Bennett and city council were considering the sale of city-owned distributor, Rennick said they reprioritized all of their priorities across Ontario.