Who sets the low-income figures? I think they are too low.
These figures are adjusted each year and based on Statistics Canada’s low-income qualification figures. While we acknowledge that these don’t always encompass the full range of situations that people find themselves in, we need to use consistent eligibility criteria.
You can visit another website, www.EnergyAssist.ca, for information on various free energy assistance programs that could be right for you. Just answer a few simple questions and it will tell you about the programs (for both homeowners and renters) that you may be eligible for. It’s easy and confidential.