Rick Russell a 68 year old man from Brockville, Ontario  says hydro bills that are out of control are the reason he has to leave his rented home and he erected a sign to let others know what is going on as a warning.  Russell believes many other seniors will be headed down the same path.


Russell, who worked as a painter before retirement, says “I either have a house with no heat, or heat with no house.” (Russell pictured below)

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Russell says his pension which includes a combination of the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security, hasn’t given him the finances necessary to live that he thought it would.

BOTTOM LINE: It looks likes energy poverty is becoming increasingly real for a lot of Ontario residents .

Ontario’s legislative assembly resumed sitting Tuesday, with a focus on hydro costs.

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