Government renews home electricity subsidy

The Yukon government has announced its intention to extend the interim electrical rebate until March 31, 2016. The rebate saves Yukoners up to $26.62 a month on residential power bills.

The Yukon government has announced its intention to extend the interim electrical rebate until March 31, 2016.

The rebate saves Yukoners up to $26.62 a month on residential power bills.

“Extending the interim electrical rebate is one way the Government of Yukon is helping Yukoners manage their monthly electrical bills,” said Brad Cathers, minister responsible for the Yukon Development Corporation, in a press release.

The Yukon Party has presented itself as theoretically opposed to the rebate in legislative debate, although it has continued to extend the program as each deadline nears.

“There is a reason it was referred to as an ‘interim’ electrical rebate, because it is an ongoing subsidy that ensures that the true cost of power is not reflected on people’s bills,” Cathers said in the legislative assembly back in 2013.

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