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September 26, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK - MPP Jim Wilson continued his campaign today to stop the wpd Canada wind turbine project near the Collingwood Regional Airport. Wilson, the PC House Leader, asked the Liberal government why at the last minute it decided to call a Nav Canada witness instead of a representative from Transport Canada, during the Environmental Review Tribunal Hearing earlier this year. "Every pilot and airport official will tell you that calling...
September 26, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Today during Question Period, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown asked the Premier about the impacts her government’s cuts to health care are having on Northern Ontario. “As this government vilifies doctors and cuts healthcare an exodus is occurring,” said Brown referencing $815-million in cuts to physician services, and a public spat between the Wynne Liberals and Ontario’s doctors...
September 26, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Recently the Wynne Liberals have attempted to spin Ontario’s skyrocketing electricity prices by touting the reliability of the province’s electricity grid. Today during Question Period, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown questioned exactly how reliable Ontario’s electricity grid really is. “In 2015, Ontario had 135 power outages of some kind. That’s as many as BC, Manitoba, No...
September 25, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Whitby-Oshawa MPP Lorne Coe congratulated Unifor and GM on the ratification of their recent collective agreement.  “This is an important moment not only for General Motors and Unifor, but the entire community in the Durham Region. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the GM employees who continue to be a pillar of this community.” MPP Coe said that GM’s commitment to inves...
September 24, 2016

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown: “André Marin was a whistle blower on government waste and mismanagement for 10 years. He stood up for the little guy. He was a voice for Ontarians. “And as a life-long resident of Ottawa, Marin is no stranger to the local challenges residents face. The people of Ottawa-Vanier would be able to count on him to represent their best interests with integrity and pass...
September 23, 2016

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Finance Critic Vic Fedeli regarding today’s release of a new mandate letter to Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa: “I was disappointed to read that Minister Sousa’s new mandate letter included nothing to address the woeful financial track record of the Wynne Government. “It fails to mention that the province’s net debt is set to rise by over $50 billion by 2020-21 to a r...
September 23, 2016

“Ontario PC Critic for Women’s Issues, MPP Laurie Scott re-introduced her Saving the Girl Next Door Act on Wednesday, her private members bill that died after the Wynne government’s prorogation two days before the legislature returned for the fall session. “It’s clear this government is not serious about human sex trafficking legislation when they continue to drive the agenda for their own gain,” Scott stated ...
September 22, 2016

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Transportation Critic Michael Harris:  “After three months of sitting on test results and analysis regarding the cause of the Nipigon Bridge failure, we now know why the Wynne Liberals were eager to keep them secret. “From lack of oversight and inspection concerns to clear design flaws, the list of mistakes leading to the failure of the Nipigon Bridge only a few short days after open...
September 22, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK -  Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown used Question Period today to ask the Deputy Premier why her government’s priorities are lining the pockets of Liberal friends‎ while Ontario families struggle to pay for skyrocketing hydro rates. Freedom of Information (FOI) requests have revealed that the Liberal government has awarded nearly $3 million dollars in government contracts to David Herle and his com...
September 21, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK– Today during Question Period, the Liberal government admitted they are conducting their own review of the current regulations pertaining to the restricted use of neonicotinoids. The government’s own review is proof that even they know that the current regulations do not work. Despite this, the Minister of Agriculture failed to confirm whether or not the government will support the solution provided in MPP Lisa Tho...
September 21, 2016

Ontario PC Transportation Critic demands for release of results   QUEEN’S PARK -Ontario PC Transportation Critic Michael Harris today followed up on his  letter to the Premier with a question in the Legislature demanding that test results on the bolts and Ministry of Transportation analysis integral to the January 10th Nipigon Bridge failure be publicized immediately. “While the Minister quickly pointed to ‘bolt...
September 21, 2016

“September 21st marks World Alzheimer’s Day, an opportunity to raise awareness for the global fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.    Alzheimer’s is a fatal disease that affects all aspects of a person’s behaviour. It places unmeasurable hardship on the loved ones and caregivers of those affected. The pain of watching the person you know and love slip away is something no on...
September 21, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Today during Question Period, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown shared with the Premier some of the feedback he heard at the 2016 International Plowing Match. “Yesterday at the International Plowing Match, I heard one thing over and over again. I am sure the Premier heard it too,” said Brown. “What we heard was that this Liberal band-aid solution does not go far enough to address the hyd...
September 15, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Lisa Macleod, MPP for Nepean-Carleton and PC Treasury Board and Digital Government Critic, today joined Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan as he shared his experience of being denied funding for life-saving cancer treatment. “Ontarians are dying while waiting for bureaucracy and administration to catch up with the treatments that are already available,” said Mayor Hec, as he is known across the townships of...
September 15, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Following the Liberal Government’s Throne Speech where they offered nothing but band-aid solutions to Ontario’s hydro crisis, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown used today’s Question Period to again ask the Liberal Government why they continue to sign costly energy contracts.  “For the last two days, I have said that if the Liberals actually wanted to get hydro rates under cont...
September 14, 2016

(Queen’s Park) – With the Ontario Legislature back sitting in a new Session of the 41st Parliament, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott has again hit the ground running by introducing six different Private Members' Resolutions. "With each of the resolutions I've tabled in the Legislature, we're calling attention to important issues facing our Riding and the Province, and urging the Government to respond and address them," Mr. Arno...
September 14, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown asked the Premier why her Liberal Government is selling energy to competing jurisdictions, resulting in billions of dollars in losses to Ontario ratepayers and taxpayers. “Let’s pose this question I found on a Liberal math test. If you pay 8.55 cents a kilowatt hour to produce energy in Ontario, and you sell that energy for 2.65 cents a kilowatt hour to...
September 14, 2016

“What happened to the Premier who promised us transparency?”  QUEEN’S PARK -Ontario PC Transportation Critic Michael Harris says the refusal to make public the names of a secret panel deciding the future of the GTA West Highway only fuels speculation as to government’s agenda. “Continued secrecy only fuels further questions... who selected them, and why, and have they ever paid for access to the Minister?...
September 13, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, the Legislature reconvened for the first Question Period since the Wynne Liberals’ desperate Throne Speech, in which they detailed hydro band-aid solutions that will do little to help Ontario families struggling to make ends meet. During Question Period, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown called it “too little, too late,” saying, “The Premier can tout this plan all she wants,...
September 13, 2016

A day after the Liberal Government's Speech from the Throne where they pledged to take Ontario’s hydro crisis seriously, the Minister of Energy will be missing in action during Question Period. Instead of being in the Legislature, he will be back home avoiding being held accountable. Here are some of the questions the Ontario PC Caucus will be unable to ask Minister of Energy ‎Glenn Thibeault today:  Just a few months ago, &lrm...
September 12, 2016

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on Eid Al-Adha:   “I would like extend best wishes to all celebrating Eid Mubarak!   “Eid Al-Adha marks the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca for Muslims across the globe and is a celebration of love and forgiveness. Eid is a day of unity and is a wonderful time for families and friends to come together.   “I thank you...
September 12, 2016

Today, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown issued the following statement following the Speech from the Throne:  “This throne speech is too little, too late. It’s simply a band-aid solution for Liberal mistakes. At the end of the day, Ontarians’ hydro bills are going to continue to get more expensive.  “Every single failed policy decision the Wynne Liberals have made over the last 13 years has made...
September 11, 2016

  The following is a statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown on the 15thAnniversary of 9/11 “Today we take time to remember the innocent victims of the horrendous terrorist attacks that occurred on September 1, 2001. “Our thoughts and prayers are with who were lost on that fateful day. We join with their families and nations in honouring their memory.“On that day, our country and much of th...
September 08, 2016

The following is a statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown on the Liberal Government’s decision to prorogue the Legislature:    “The Wynne Liberals are an old, tired, and self-interested government that are desperately trying to frame a new narrative after an embarrassing defeat in the Scarborough-Rouge River by-election.    What’s more, every failed policy decision this Governm...
September 01, 2016

SCARBOROUGH - This evening, Ontario PC Candidate Raymond Cho was announced the winner of the Scarborough-Rouge River by-election. “In this by-election, the residents of Scarborough-Rouge River sent the Wynne Liberals a strong message: we can do so much better,” said Raymond Cho to a crowded room of supporters. “Ontarians are tired of unaffordable electricity. They are angry about Liberal health care cuts. They are fed up with a...

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