High electricity prices were responsible for roughly 75,000 job losses in the province’s manufacturing sector.
In 2016, Toronto residents paid $60 more per month than the average Canadian for electricity.
Bitcoin mining is a computer process that consumes a considerable amount of power.
Since taking office in mid-September, Alberta’s new Premier Jim Prentice has talked an active game on the energy file. From the perspective of those who believe that Canada’s energy exports are vital to the country’s economic health, many of his comments seem positive. But there is one area where Mr. Prentice’s energy-policy comments are troubling.