Sell NB Power? There goes the neighbourhood - Published Monday November 16th, 2009

New Brunswick residents paid the expense of bringing NB Power into existence through their taxes and sustained the ever-increasing debt of the utility, again through tax payments. Of course, the residents of New Brunswick also paid their charges for service each year. Now, if the government abandons ownership, the taxpayers of New Brunswick will be left in much worse shape than industries in the province.
Jo-Ann Fellows is a writer living in Fredericton. Her columns on seniors' concerns and on public policy issues appear twice a month on Mondays.