Sounds like you might work for one of these said retailers???? Hmmmmm....rugbydude wrote: ↑Jul 10th, 2009 12:18 amThe Ontario Energy Board regulates energy retailers. Legally, an agreement signed at the door will NOT become active unless you confirm your decision later by phone. If you don't do it within 61 days, the agreement expires. So if you decide you don't want it, you don't even have to worry about it.
The only thing you've done by signing an energy agreement at the door is given yourself an alternative to the government's rates. So why not actually compare the two and make an educated decision?
Choice, democracy and free will is what makes Canada a great place, you don't want to be a slave to the government do you?
And you are wrong re: the contract not becoming active until it is confirmed by phone. I speak to customers everyday who NEVER approved anything over the phone, and the retailer was added to their bill anyway. Then it is a huge battle after the fact to try and get the retailer removed without penalty.
As far as choice is concerned, I agree with you. Choice is great IF the choice is based on correct figures. It is not an EDUCATED decision when you are told outright lies at the door. What about the "Provincial Benefit" that retailer NEVER tell potential customers about. Well, that will tack on a nice hefty 3+ cents per kwh to each bill on top of the rate the retailer quoted to them!