Posted September 30, 2016
Members of Toronto ACORN gathered at 10 San Romanoway in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood to protest Wyse Meter Solutions' victimization of low income tenants.
Across the province, Ontarians have seen their hydro rates skyrocket as a result of the selling off of Hydro One. On top of this, the billing practices of companies like Wyse include refusing to create payment plans for low income tenants, charging them late fees and cancellation fees (adding to their already bloated bills), and frequently shutting off the hydro of tenants when they are in arrears.
Local ACORN leaders Kemba Robinson, Eileen Cato, and Jason Jacks spoke to the National Post, Global News, and CBC about the issue and ACORN's demands, and delivered a letter to the management of 10 San Romanoway demanding that RPMS management cancel their contract with Wyse and consult with ACORN about hydro billing going forward.
Global News: Low-income Toronto hydro customers cry foul