Hudak Names Thompson Deputy Energy Critic

(Queen’s Park) – November 21, 2011 – Today, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak named Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) Deputy Critic to the Ministry of Energy.

“I am looking forward to this new challenge as our party works together to hold the McGuinty Liberals accountable,” said Thompson.

As Deputy Energy Critic, Thompson will work alongside PC Energy Critic Vic Fedeli (North Bay) to take the McGuinty Liberals to task on their skyrocketing hydro rates, and ignoring rural Ontario in the placement of industrial wind turbines. Hudak has tasked Thompson to focus on the Green Energy Act.

“When I knocked on doors in Huron-Bruce and spoke to families, the state of energy in Ontario was a primary concern,” said Thompson. “Families told me how unaffordable their hydro bills were—and that’s a bill that can’t be avoided. They also expressed their concern with the citing of industrial wind turbines in the community, and I look forward to being able to take their voices and concerns to Queen’s Park.”

“Energy concerns dominated the last legislative session, and were a primary concern during this past election,” said Thompson. “I am ready to take on this new challenge, and I am pleased that my Leader Tim Hudak has the confidence in me to take responsibility for this important file, and represent the best interests of families in Huron-Bruce and across Ontario.”

“I look forward to working with my PC colleagues to continue to push for a moratorium on future industrial wind turbine placements until local control is returned to communities and a third party health study is completed,” said Thompson. -30-

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