A new partnership has been formed to secure natural gas access across the province, including eastern Ontario.
The goal is to obtain infrastructure equivalent to urban centres.
A new partnership has been announced including the Eastern and Western Ontario Wardens Caucuses and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
Warden Peter Emon of the Eastern Ontario Caucus says he was encouraged to hear in the throne speech the willingness to address the number one concern – the soaring cost of hydroelectricity but says more can be done and natural gas is one of the solutions.
Hastings County CAO Jim Pine says the idea is for the province to spend $75 million a year for 20 years helping to install pipelines.
The new partners say they will work with the provincial government and gas companies to develop a way to install new natural gas pipelines across rural Ontario each year for the next 20 years.