Natural Gas Act (Bill 32) to Increase the Cost of Natural Gas for Existing Businesses in Ontario

The new Natural Gast Act (Bill 32), passed by the Ontario government just before Christmas, will provide access to natural gas to an approximate 1/10 of businesses in households located in more remote areas of Ontario. This capital expansion will allow cross-subsidization of natural gas expansion which will lead to an increase in the cost of natural gas for existing businesses. Previously, the provincial liberal government only supported the expansion of natural gas lines by passing on the costs onto new customers.