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Minimum Wage Hearings To Be Held In Windsor & London

August 1, 2017 | Rick in the News

MPP intends to keep up pressure on cap and trade, soaring hydro prices – Chatham Daily News

January 13, 2017 | Featured Rick in the News

Blackburn News: Nicholls: 8% Rebate Not Enough

September 13, 2016 | Rick in the News

Nicholls calls the rebate a “band-aid.” As a solution to getting hydro rates down, he suggests scrapping the Green Energy Act, and for Ontario to stop contracting solar and wind companies for excess energy. He says this extra energy often ends up in the hands of other provinces, or US states like Michigan and New York. “We say ‘hey look, we’ll either sell you our energy cheap, or we’ll pay you to take our energy,’” says Nicholls. “Now that’s not looking after Ontarian’s wallets at all.”

Chatham Daily News: Nicholls Believes Provincial Budget will be Balanced on Back of Ontarians

September 12, 2016 | Featured Rick in the News

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2016/09/12/nicholls-believes-provincial-budget-will-be-balanced-on-backs-of-ontarians Rick Nicholls said the Liberal government’s attempt to “hit the reset button” by proroguing government last week and delivering a throne speech on Monday “is just too little too late.” The Chatham-Kent Essex MPP »

CBC: Hydro Rebates May Not Go Far Enough

September 12, 2016 | Rick in the News

Conservative MPP Rick Nicholls says there needs to be more transparency on utility bills. He knows of some residents who pay more for delivery charges then hydro itself and he says people need to know why.

Blackburn News: Hunting Concerns in Southwestern Ontario

August 22, 2016 | Rick in the News

Nicholls has made a plea to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry to stand up for hunters. He says if property owners don’t want hunters on their land that’s their right, but it should be their decision not Engie’s.

The Chatham Voice: Liberals Not Taking Stray Current Seriously

August 17, 2016 | Featured Rick in the News

“We have a severe, proven problem with stray electrical current and this is the response? It’s nothing but a fancy, sexy name developed by Liberal spin doctors,” he said. “I think it’s code for let’s stall and hope the problem goes away.”

Blackburn News: Major Issues Being Brought to the Table

August 17, 2016 | Featured Rick in the News

“They’re getting our hydro which we’ve already paid for with big bucks and they’re paying pennies on the dollar to have our hydro,” says Nicholls. “We’re helping them grow their economic development programs at the cost of hurting ON. It’s not fair, [it’s] not the right thing to do.”

Windsor Star: MPP Nicholls Wants Province to Stop Forcing Wind Turbines on Municipalities

August 17, 2016 | Featured Rick in the News

“Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls is pressing the provincial government to stop overturning decisions of municipal councils who are unwilling to host industrial wind turbines.”

Chatham Daily News: MPP Nicholls Challenges Turbine Company Over Double Standard

August 17, 2016 | Featured Rick in the News

“Nicholls has asked the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry to overrule Engie’s request. He said he doesn’t have a problem with individual property owners asking hunters to stay away, but a wind turbine company shouldn’t have that power.”

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