The Council of Canadians London chapter protested at Ontario Deputy Premier Deb Matthews' constituency office against the privatization of the publicly-owned provincial electricity utility Hydro One for the 78th week in a row on Friday May 12.
The outreach for the sit-in highlighted, "78th Week!!! Hydro One Not for Sale Sit-In at MPP Deb Mathews' office, May 12, 2017. These actions will continue every Friday at noon except for holidays until the sale of Hydro One is cancelled! JOIN US!"
In October 2015, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne confirmed that up to 60 per cent of Hydro One, the publicly-owned provincial electrical transmission and distribution utility, would be sold for $9 billion. Shares in the utility first went on sale in November 2015.