By this point, it is no surprise that Hydro-Quebec is basically the scum of the earth.
Suffice it to say, it is no shock to learn that Hydro-Quebec allegedly overbilled their clients last year and will be giving some of this money back.
Now, this may seem too good to be true, but you will be getting some of this money back, just not in the way one might expect.
Hyrdo Quebec told the Journal De Montreal that the Quebec government balanced its budget, resulting in them needing to give back about half of the amounts overpaid throughout 2017. -Source CJAD
The other half will go into the Quebec government's coffers. Cause that makes the most sense, of course.
The overpaid amounts will come back to you collectively in a reduction of the next fare increase they will be asking for - this will take effect next year.
So, it will be like receiving a credit. Except there will be no personal cheques or cash-in-hand as a result of this monumental mistake by Hydro-Quebec.
Last year, the CAQ had come out with calculations showing that Quebecers overpaid by $1.5B between 2008 and 2016. In 2016, it was $36M alone.
Hydro-Quebec had said that the amounts overpaid were handed over to the provincial government and therefore went into paying for services to the population so they would not be refunded.