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Liberals Have Grown Our Debt, Drained Our Wallets and Ignored Our Budget Asks

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal government is artificially balancing the budget with previously-announced cash-grabs and one-time revenue streams to try to curry favour with Ontarians ahead of the 2018 general election, says Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson. “The Liberal government is trying to balance the budget by using money from its cap-and-trade scheme, increases to vehicle […]

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Will the Minister walk his talk in response to Thompson’s call for the government to shut down all IWTs out of compliance with noise protocols

QUEEN’S PARK– Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson called on the Environment Minister today to shut down all Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) that are out of compliance with noise regulations and do right by Ontarians based on the concrete data his Ministry has collected. Glen Murray, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change came back claiming that […]

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Statement from MPP Thompson on Safer School Zones Act

The following is a statement from Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson regarding concerns that the PC Party of Ontario has with Bill 65, the Safer School Zones Act: “We all, unequivocally, stand united in the need for safe school zones throughout Ontario‎, but where the PCs and the Liberals fundamentally differ is in how we achieve […]

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Thompson Disappointed Motion to Prohibit Industrial Wind Turbine Development in Unwilling Communities Was Defeated By Liberals

QUEEN’S PARK – Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson is disappointed that another PC Motion in the Legislature today, one that called on the government to stop forcing Industrial Wind Turbine (IWT) developments on unwilling host communities, was defeated in a recorded vote by the Liberals. The motion, which was introduced by Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Sam Oosterhoff, […]

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EDITORIAL: Ontario’s cap-and-trade, Canada’s price on carbon

The results of the Liberals’ first cap-and-trade auction rolled in this week and are showing that the PC Party has been right all along: because of the Liberal’s cap-and-trade scheme, we are sending our hard-earned dollars to other jurisdictions like California. In an open letter to Kathleen Wynne today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce echoed […]

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Thompson Once Again Calls on Liberals to Scrap Drive Clean

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberals are using the surplus from Drive Clean—our own money—to pay for the e-test fee, when they should be scrapping the program altogether, says Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson. The Drive Clean program, which costs $60 million annually to run, is now being covered by the surplus gouged from Ontarians who have […]

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Thompson takes action on implementing Agri-Food Careers Motion

QUEEN’S PARK – Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson generated a flurry of activity among the Liberals today during question period when she inquired of the Premier why nothing has been done for two years to see her Private Member’s Motion, Growing Agri-Food Jobs, implemented in Ontario classrooms. Thompson introduced a Private Members Motion, known as Growing […]

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Liberals Axe Gas Tax Fairness

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Lisa Thompson was in the House today to stand up for Huron-Bruce municipalities and support her colleague PC MPP John Yakabuski’s (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke) Bill that would have seen gas tax revenues shared with all municipalities, not just municipalities with transit systems. In her debate, she highlighted that the Liberals need to finally begin […]

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EDITORIAL: With a spring in our step, it’s time to stand up for Ontario

With spring just around the corner, we’re looking ahead towards getting back outdoors, planting season, and of course, hopefully seeing some Canadian teams in the NHL playoffs. Sadly, there is something just around the corner we must be wary of – the Wynne Liberals just signed all of us up for a new mortgage and […]

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Environment Minister Bungling Oversight and Phase Out of OTS

QUEEN’S PARK – The Environment Minister is purposely adding to Ontario Tire Stewardship’s (OTS) already bloated surplus by missing his own deadline to phase out the eco-tax collection agency, say MPPs Ted Arnott and Lisa Thompson. In February 2016, the Minister told the legislature that OTS would be phased out within the year. That deadline […]

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