*Adopted unanimously, May 9, 2012*
Resolution Against Nova Scotia Power Rate Increases
The Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council will publicly oppose Nova Scotia Power’s proposed power rate increases, which are designed to fund corporate investors profits.
Because, Nova Scotia Power has had six rate increases (ranging from 3.3% to 9.4%) in the last ten years and workers, their families, and our communities are feeling the squeeze.
Because, Nova Scotia Power is dragging its feet on developing new green technology and creating green jobs.
Because, electricity should be a public right, not a private, for-profit monopoly.
 Increases in electricity rates – 2002 general: 3.3%, 2005 residential: 6.1%, 2006 residential: 8.9%, 2007 residential: 4.7%, 2009 residential: 9.4%, 2011 residential: 6.1%.