The last minute decision by Hydro One to apply to construct a transmission line along the north shore of Lake Superior has not been lost on the premier.
Hydro One’s entry has forced a delay in the Ontario Energy Board approving the mega-project.
NextBridge Infrastructure had originally planned to construct the so called East-West Tie Line at a cost of $700 million.
The former Liberal government felt the price was too excessive and that’s when Hydro One came in with a competing bid which claimed they could do it cheaper.
During his visit to Thunder Bay Doug Ford appeared to agree it wasn’t a fair move
“No I don’t think it’s 100 per cent fair, but we’ll sit down and discuss it with them and see where we go from here.”
Hydro One’s entry has forced a delay in the Ontario Energy Board approval of the project and affected people who have been trained to work on the project.