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July 23, 2016

AURORA – Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown was in Aurora today, meeting with Mayor Geoff Dawe, visiting local businesses, and speaking with families as part of his efforts to promote the Party’s policy consultation process. “I’ve always said that the new Ontario PC Party will listen relentlessly.  We want to work with the people of Ontario to change our province for the better. Our Party’s consultation process wi...
July 22, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK -Ontario PC Transportation Critic Michael Harris issued a letter to the Premier today demanding that test results on the bolts and MTO analysis integral to the January 10th Nipigon Bridge failure be publicized immediately. “I’ve been contacted by many who are concerned with the Transportation Ministry and Minister of Northern Development and Mines’ recent comments that test findings will be held back from pub...
July 21, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Joined by the owner of the Toronto Distillery Co. Charles Benoit and Last Straw Distillery owner Don Dimonte, MPP Tim Hudak (Niagara West-Glanbrook) talked about how his Private Member’s Bill, Free My Rye, will help craft distillers grow and create jobs in Ontario. Hudak said, “Both PC and Liberal governments have created benefits to help craft brewers and VQA wineries gain greater market access and grow th...
July 19, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, the Financial Accountability Officer confirmed that the Wynne Liberals’ mismanagement and reckless spending is causing Ontario’s debt to spiral out of control with no end in sight, Nipissing MPP and Finance Critic Vic Fedeli stated today.   In his latest report, the FAO indicated that the province’s net debt is set to rise by over $50 billion by 2020-21 to a record $350 billion. He a...
July 18, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK – The latest GDP data shows Ontario’s economy is increasingly built on the unstable combination of low interest rates and an unsustainable housing market – not sound government policy, Nipissing MPP and Finance Critic Vic Fedeli stated today. Today, Premier Wynne announced the province's real GDP grew by 0.8 per cent in the quarter. The main drivers of growth were a 12.1 per cent increase in housing prices an...
July 13, 2016

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown made the following statement today regarding Toronto City Council’s vote to approve next steps in building the Scarborough Subway: “I applaud Mayor John Tory and City Council for showing leadership, and voting to get shovels in the ground for an infrastructure project that is critical for the people of Scarborough.   With this important step completed, it is now time for action.  We must p...
July 13, 2016

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson on the Liberals’ announcement regarding infrastructure for electric vehicles: “The announcement today from the Environment and Transportation Ministers is nothing but another environmental photo-op. “While the Liberals are busy parading for the cameras and patting themselves on the back, they continue to leave Ontarians in the dark ...
July 12, 2016

SCARBOROUGH - Ontario PC Candidate Raymond Cho addressed a packed room of supporters Monday evening to ‎officially open his by-election campaign office in Scarborough-Rouge River.  Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown, as well as Doug Ford, also attended the office opening.  “I am a very proud Scarborough resident. My wife and I raised our children here,” said Cho.  “I feel very honoured to have represented t...
July 11, 2016

“Today we celebrate Imamat Day, a great time for the Ismaili community. It is a time to commemorate the anniversary of the ascension of Aga Khan IV - Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini. All over the world, Ismaili Muslims will celebrate with extra prayers and blessings.  It is a great time to reflect and commend the achievements of the Aga Khan and the promotion of pluralism. I applaud the abundant contributions that Canadian Ismailis give...
July 11, 2016

QUEEN’S PARK - Today Ontario PC Deputy Leader Steve Clark (MPP, Leeds-Grenville) and Ontario PC Attorney General Critic Randy Hillier (MPP, Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) continued to call on the Wynne Liberal Government to include prohibitions against cash-for-access fundraising in Bill 201, Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016.   “This Committee’s work so far is how governance and politics ought to ...
July 06, 2016

LEAMINGTON – Local greenhouses are moving their operations south of the border because the Wynne Liberal government has been dragging its heels on expanding hydro capacity in Leamington, and Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls wants the Liberals to commit to a timeline for the slow-moving project.   Greenhouse operator Nature Fresh Farms announced last year that it would be bringing a $200 million expansion and 300 jobs to Ohio inst...
July 05, 2016

Today, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown issued the following statement marking Eid: “As-salamu alaykum and happy Eid al-Fitr!  On behalf of the Ontario PC Party, I would like to wish everyone a happy and blessed Eid. This celebration marks the end of the month of Ramadan, as Muslims across our province and around the world come together with family and friends to mark this joyous occasion. This year, I was honoured to join members o...
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...

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