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Province, Hydro face off over rate increase

Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun, Sept 12 2013

Top bureaucrats can 'grind' utility some more on proposed 26 per cent rate hike, minister says

The B.C. Liberals recently appointed a group of senior public servants to begin meeting with their BC Hydro counterparts to discuss ways to minimize what were expected to be hefty increases in electricity rates.

The Rates Working Group it was called. But the Committee to Prevent the Chickens from Coming Home to Roost might have been a better name, so great were the pent-up pressures on rates - mainly put there by the Liberals themselves.

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