Thompson Sworn in for First Term as Huron-Bruce MPP

(Queen’s Park) – On Friday, Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) swore an Oath of Allegiance at Queen’s Park, officially marking her first term as Huron-Bruce MPP.

“I am looking forward to continuing to serve families in Huron-Bruce,” said Thompson. “I am proud to be a part of a 37 member Progressive Conservative caucus that will hold the McGuinty Liberal’s feet to the fire in this minority government situation.”

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak announced that Thompson would serve as the PC Critic to the Ministry of Energy, focusing on the Green Energy Act. Thompson will focus on taking the McGuinty Liberals to task on their skyrocketing hydro rates, and ignoring rural Ontario in the placement of industrial wind turbines.

Thompson intends to move quickly when the Ontario Legislature resumes on November 21st. The closure of the Walkerton jail and the closure of rural schools in Huron and Bruce are at the top of the list.

“My first step is to submit Freedom of Information requests asking for the cost-benefit analysis documents that the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services used to order the jail for closure,” said Thompson. “This community deserves to know exactly why the Walkerton jail was ordered for closure.”

Hudak has said that the PC’s will focus on job creation and economic stability when the Legislative session begins on November 21st. Hudak has already struck a Job Creation Taskforce to focus on new initiatives to once again make Ontario the economic leader in Canada.

“During the last economic recession, Ontario lost more jobs than every other province and territory combined,” said Jones. “Creating more good paying jobs for Ontario families is the first step to ensuring economic stability.”

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