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MPP Thompson wants to retire the Debt Retirement charge paid by Ontario Small Businesses

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce, introduced a bill to amend the Electricity Act, 1998 to remove the debt retirement charge (DRC) from the hydro bills of Ontario small businesses. Thompson tabled this Bill in response to concerns from a small business owner in Huron-Bruce who, like other small business owners, is […]

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Thompson Tables Legislation to Raise Awareness for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

QUEEN’S PARK – Yesterday in the legislature, Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson tabled Bill 131, An Act to proclaim Childhood Apraxia of Speech Awareness Day, in order to raise awareness for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). The Bill, which successfully passed First Reading, seeks to proclaim May 14th as Childhood Apraxia of Speech Awareness Day. “The […]

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Thompson Secures Meeting with Environment Minister for Resident Impacted by IWTs

QUEEN’S PARK – In Question Period on Tuesday, Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson successfully arranged a meeting between the Environment Minister and Ashfield resident Joan Black, to discuss the negative effects of Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) that she has been living with and what can be done to alleviate them. “I’m pleased Joan was able to […]

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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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