Hydro will continue to be the main priority for local MPP Todd Smith.
Now that 2017 is underway, the Prince Edward Hastings members says just dropping the HST off the bills is not enough.
The second round of renewable energy projects has been cancelled by the government, however Smith says the first round has not gone on the grid yet.
He says that will increase rates again, unless the government changes its tune.
Smith says it affects every day life and the cost of living and doing business.
He says it is also one of the reasons that schools, hospitals and other public sector operations are having to tighten their belts.