NDP want Hydro legislation on Monday

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is calling on the Liberal government to table legislation for its hydro bill reduction plan on Monday.

The legislature is not sitting this week for March Break, but Horwath says Ontarians need to see the details as soon as possible, so the plan should be tabled on the next sitting day.

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced earlier this month that people will receive an average 25-per-cent cut to their electricity bills starting this summer.

The Liberals have said it applies to residential ratepayers plus half a million small businesses and farms, but Horwath says the details aren't clear.

She says all Wynne has put forward is ``a press release and a bunch of spin,'' and legislation should be tabled immediately so there is plenty of time for debate before the legislature breaks for the summer June 1.

The NDP has proposed an alternative plan to lower hydro bills by 30 per cent, but the Liberals say while their relief will kick in within a few months, the NDP's proposed savings wouldn't take effect for a long time.