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McGuinty’s Feed-In Tarrif Program Breaks International Trade Rules

For Immediate Release (Queen’s Park)— McGuinty’s controversial feed-in-tariff program breaks international trade rules, according to a preliminary report from the World Trade Organization. In 2006, the McGuinty Liberals introduced a feed-in-tariff program that pays higher premiums to renewable energy producers provided that a certain proportion of their equipment is purchased locally. However, the World Trade […]

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McGuinty Prorogues Ontario Legislature in Wake of Huge Scandals

(Queen’s Park)—Last night while announcing his resignation, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty prorogued the Legislature for an unknown period of time. McGuinty directed a search for the new Liberal Leader to begin immediately, but by proroguing the Legislature, McGuinty and his government are ducking out of their responsibilities to manage the growing fiscal mess, and to […]

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Thompson to Finance Minister: Begin Property Value Study Now

(Queen’s Park)—Today, Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) wrote to the Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan and asked him to immediately direct the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to begin a third-party study into the property values of homes within a wind turbine zone. After the London Free Press reported that another independent study has come forth […]

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Thompson Speaks to Motion of Contempt Against Minister of Energy

(Queen’s Park)—Today, Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) addressed the Ontario Legislature with her comments on the contempt motion against the Minister of Energy. The contempt motion stems from the Minister of Energy failing to disclose all documents from the cancelled Oakville and Mississauga gas plants prior to the 2011 General Election. The Minister was to produce […]

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Huge Win for Ontario Men with Prostate Cancer

(Queen’s Park)—Today Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) was pleased to learn that Zytiga, a drug to treat prostate cancer, which the McGuinty Government refused to fund, is now being placed on the approved drug list, and will be available to men beginning on September 28th. Lisa first heard about Zytiga, a drug for men with stage-four […]

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Minister of Energy Found in Contempt of Legislature

(Queen’s Park)—It is another dark day for the Minister of Energy—not only is he responsible for the $190 million Mississauga gas plant cancellation, the approximately $1 billion cancellation of the Oakville gas plant and numerous lawsuits stemming from onshore and offshore wind turbines—today he was been found in contempt of the Legislature. The Minister of […]

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Thompson Questions Minister on Mississauga and Oakville Gas PLant Cancellations

(Queen’s Park)—Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) wasted no time getting back into the swing of things at Queen’s Park, today questioning the Minister of Energy on the $190 million dollar price tag to cancel the Mississauga power plant prior to the October election. She also asked the Minister to finally reveal the cost of cancelling the […]

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Liberals Slashing Funding for Low Income Ontario Families

(Queen’s Park)—Last week it was revealed to municipal social service agencies by the McGuinty Liberal government that funding to help residents pay utility bills will be cut in half. “This is a serious matter,” said Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce). “Last winter I received so many calls from constituents who could not afford to pay their […]

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PC’s Release Bold Labour Plan for Fair Workplaces and Economic Stimulation

(Queen’s Park)—Today Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak and the PC Caucus launched their second in a series of white papers, this one focusing on labour markets. The second “Path to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets” follows May’s “Path to Prosperity: Affordable Energy” white paper. This white paper proposes giving workers the choice to become a union […]

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Expect More Costly Surplus Power Exports: MPP Thompson

(Queen’s Park) – The energizing of a new transmission line from the Bruce Peninsula to Milton will only lead to more surplus power in Ontario being sold at a loss, says Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) “This line will accommodate more expensive wind power energy that we don’t need on the grid at this time,” said […]

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