Hydro One CEO should resign or be fired: Tory critic

Hydro One CEO Carmine Marcello. (QMI Agency files)

Hydro One CEO Carmine Marcello. (QMI Agency files)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 3:24 PM ET

TORONTO — Hydro One CEO Carmine Marcello should resign or be fired, Tory energy critic Lisa MacLeod says.

MacLeod said billing screw-ups at the publicly owned utility are forcing some Ontarians to choose between eating and heating.

“The only option left for him, the only rational choice left, is for him to leave the company so that they can have somebody that can fix this problem, that has the capabilities of doing that,” MacLeod said Monday. “If he does not do that this week, I will follow up next week with the minister of energy and demand he be fired.”

Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin initiated an investigation into Hydro One’s billing and customer service last week in response to hundreds of public complaints about delayed, excessive or inaccurate bills.

Trying to resolve the problems through Hydro One customer service was like “wrestling with a slippery pig,” Marin said.


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