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July 01, 2016

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown marking Canada Day:  "Today we celebrate the 149th anniversary of the founding of our great nation.  Our founding fathers started a journey to unite us into a country that eventually stretched from sea to sea to sea, welcoming people of all faiths, languages and backgrounds.  Canada was founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law...
June 30, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – The proposed changes to wind turbine noise testing by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) do not go far enough in addressing the negative impacts of Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs), says PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson.   The Ministry recently posted its proposed changes to the Environmental Bill of Rights website, but advocacy groups such as Wind Concerns Ontario (WCO...
June 30, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – The proposed changes to wind turbine noise testing by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) do not go far enough in addressing the negative impacts of Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs), says PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson.   The Ministry recently posted its proposed changes to the Environmental Bill of Rights website, but advocacy groups such as Wind Concerns Ontario (WCO...
June 30, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Laurie Scott, PC Critic for Women’s Issues, is disappointed with the Wynne Government’s announcement today on human trafficking.   “Today’s announcement does not commit to permanent multi-year funding of an anti-human trafficking strategy,” said Scott. “This glaring omission tells all those dedicated to the fight against human trafficking that the Wynne Government is not tru...
June 30, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Laurie Scott, PC Critic for Women’s Issues, is disappointed with the Wynne Government’s announcement today on human trafficking.   “Today’s announcement does not commit to permanent multi-year funding of an anti-human trafficking strategy,” said Scott. “This glaring omission tells all those dedicated to the fight against human trafficking that the Wynne Government is not tru...
June 30, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Laurie Scott, PC Critic for Women’s Issues, is disappointed with the Wynne Government’s announcement today on human trafficking.   “Today’s announcement does not commit to permanent multi-year funding of an anti-human trafficking strategy,” said Scott. “This glaring omission tells all those dedicated to the fight against human trafficking that the Wynne Government is not tru...
June 29, 2016

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Community Safety and Correctional Services Critic Rick Nicholls on the Ontario Ombudsman’s investigation into the direction provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to Ontario’s police services for de-escalation of conflict situations:   “I thank Ombudsman Dubé for his thorough report. The Ombudsman was clear that his report is not critical ...
June 28, 2016

Trains to Grimsby well short of Niagara needs   Kitchener – It was another day, another Transportation Minister GO announcement falling well short of the mark for Niagara, according to Ontario PC Transportation Critic Michael Harris. “After today's announcement, Minister Del Duca has confirmed that he is leaving Niagara commuters waiting for the train," Harris indicated. "I don't know if the Minister has checked the map l...
June 28, 2016

OTTAWA – Today Ontario PC Attorney General Critic Randy Hillier (MPP, Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) and Ontario PC Deputy Leader Steve Clark (MPP, Leeds-Grenville) continued to call on the Liberal Government to strengthen the loopholes in Bill 201, Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016.   The Standing Committee on General Government is holding public hearings throughout the province, where citizens have the oppor...
June 28, 2016

Ontario PC Critic for Seniors, Long-Term Care & Accessibility Bill Walker made the following statement regarding the government’s decision to scale back nursing home inspections:     “I’m very troubled that the Liberal government is on the brink of breaking a key promise to Ontario’s 78,000 vulnerable seniors, which is to keep them safe by upholding their rights and protections through annual insp...
June 28, 2016

The following is a statement from the Ontario PC Critic for Children and Youth Services Sylvia Jones on changes to the delivery of autism services for children:   “Today’s announcement signals the Minister has listened to the concerns raised by thousands of parents, experts, organizations, municipalities and both opposition parties regarding the government’s original decision to remove children over the age of five from r...
June 28, 2016

  QUEEN’S PARK – Ontarians continue to wait for the release of the report the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Patients and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The task force was created to examine and provide the Minister with advice and recommendations on how to best strengthen RHPA’s sexual abuse provisions to better prevent all forms of sexual ab...
June 28, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Laurie Scott (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock) and PC Critic for Women’s Issues is calling on the Wynne government to release a comprehensive and meaningful action plan to combat human trafficking in Ontario. “Premier Wynne promised an action plan would be introduced this month. With only a few days left in June, it’s clear that tackling this heinous crime targeting Ontario’s young women sim...
June 27, 2016

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown made the following statement today on Canadian Multiculturalism Day:     “Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate our country’s rich tradition of inclusion and diversity. We are very fortunate to live in such a rich and vibrant province – where our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.    It has been an honour to use my first year as Leader of the Ont...
June 27, 2016

KINGSTON – Today Ontario PC Attorney General Critic Randy Hillier (MPP, Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) and Ontario PC Deputy Leader Steve Clark (MPP, Leeds-Grenville) continued to call on the Liberal Government to strengthen the loopholes in Bill 201, Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016.   “We heard the same concerns here today in Kingston that we have heard from residents from across Ontario,” said ...
June 24, 2016

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson condemning the Liberals’ lack of action in remediating the toxic mercury levels in the Wabigoon River:   “The Liberal Government has had more than a decade to address the toxic levels of mercury in the Wabigoon River and its effects on the health of the people living on Grassy Narrows First Nation, yet has chosen not to act. While th...
June 22, 2016

SCARBOROUGH – Yesterday, Ontario PC Leader and Education Critic Patrick Brown had the opportunity to tour Holy Spirit Catholic School, a kindergarten to grade 8 schoollocated in Scarborough. “What I saw was alarming. Doors that won’t open. Asbestos in the ceilings. Boilers in need of repairs,” said Brown. “The Wynne Liberals have allowed our schools to deteriorate to the point that it is aff...
June 22, 2016

TORONTO - Today, the Minister of Finance Charles Sousa called the CPP expansion “a firm deal,” and when asked if it will be passed quickly he said, “Oh yeah! Absolutely!”    At the same time, his Associate Minister of Finance Indira Naidoo-Harris, who is responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, had this to say: “The reality is that we still have an agreement in principle that has to be finaliz...
June 21, 2016

The following is a statement from the Ontario PC Critic for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, Julia Munro, on the agreement in principle to expand the Canada Pension Plan:   “Helping individuals save for retirement is a noble goal.  That is why the Ontario PC Caucus is pleased that the Wynne Liberals have listened to our calls that any retirement enhancement should be done through the Canadian Pension Plan.  By...
June 21, 2016

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on International Yoga Day:    “International Day of Yoga celebrates India’s invaluable ancient tradition that has been carried on for thousands of years. Today, various forms of yoga have bettered the lives of many individuals around the world, not only physically, but also spiritually and mentally.    Last year, I was honoured to participate in ...
June 21, 2016

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown made the following statement marking the 20thanniversary of National Aboriginal Day:   “This is a day to come together and celebrate the tremendous contributions that our Inuit, Métis, and First Nations peoples have given to our communities and to our nation.  Aboriginal Day was established 20 years ago to help recognize and acknowledge the important contributions made by people of Aborigin...
June 15, 2016

BARRIE - Last week, the Barrie Endoscopy Clinic announced they will be closing as a direct result of this Liberal Government’s cuts to health care, forcing patients requiring these services to join an already lengthy waiting list for procedures at Royal Victoria Hospital.    Barrie Endoscopy Clinic provides endoscopic procedures related to the study, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and conditions.  The ...
June 14, 2016

“Two trains and a bus” well short of All-Day Two-Way Service  KITCHENER – After two years of waiting for committed timelines on promised All-Day, Two-Way GO Train Service to Kitchener, today’s announcement from the Liberal Government was an insult to the commuters and businesses of this Region, said Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris. “It’s like Groundhog Day all over again…we’re told to...
June 14, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal Government is once again withholding key information about the long-term fiscal health of Ontario, Nipissing MPP and Finance Critic Vic Fedeli stated today. The Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act requires the Minister of Finance to release a long-range assessment of Ontario’s fiscal environment within two years of each provincial election. This includes an analysis of key economic issues that ...
June 13, 2016

TORONTO – Today, Premier Wynne’s Liberal Government increased to 30 ministers – the largest provincial cabinet in the country. This is a Government that spends more than $1-billion a month on interest payments and has enough money to pay for limos to chauffeur a bloated cabinet; however they continue to slash nursing positions, frontline health care, and transformational therapy for children with autism. In case you missed it, ...

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