The City of Peterborough has re-opened negotiations with Hydro One to sell Peterborough Distribution Inc (PDI) from the Peterborough Utilities Group. PDI belongs to all the citizens of Peterborough. It is a profitable company that allows a measure of local control. The fact that this is being done within months of an election is not right. The citizens of Peterborough should have the right to vote on this issue when they go to the polls in October. The details of the deal need to be fully explained to the people before the sale, and the election, takes place.
We the undersigned residents of Peterborough and owners of Peterborough Utilities oppose the sale of Peterborough Distribution Inc (PDI) to Hydro One.
We believe that vital services and utilities should be publicly owned and controlled.