Yesterday, Albertans learned that their “market rates” for electricity will rise by a whopping 50% (“Residential electricity rates in Alberta to jump about 50% in October,” Canadian Press, Sept. 30, 2011). This shocking rate hike followed months of electricity rates “swinging up and down” with the market, leaving Alberta families with unpredictable energy bills that are significantly higher than those enjoyed by Manitoba families. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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