Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR01 - (Mba-Hydro-Tax)

WINNIPEG. x-12s. The board chairman at Manitoba Hydro says some of the province's proposed carbon tax revenue should be used to offset rising electricity rates. Sanford Riley says the money could be targeted to help vulnerable people deal with the rising cost of heat and power.

("...northern communities.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Hydro is seeking rate increases of eight per cent a year for the next few years, as it deals with spiralling costs of a new generating station and transmission line. The province is planning to bring in a carbon tax of 25-dollars per tonne next year that would not apply to clean energy, such as hydro electricity, and would raise about 260-million dollars a year. …

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