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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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Environment Minister Continues to Spin His Wheels on OTS Phase Out

QUEEN’S PARK – The Minister of Environment continues to drag his heels on phasing out Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), and it’s costing taxpayers tens of millions, says Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson. “Last year the Minister stood in the legislature and told Ontarians that the wind-up would happen this year. Now he’s telling us it will […]

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Energy Minister Chooses to Not Answer Local Huron-Bruce Question

QUEEN’S PARK – Despite a new legislative session, the Ontario Liberals are still not taking the impact of skyrocketing hydro rates seriously, and nowhere is it more evident than in Huron-Bruce, says local MPP Lisa Thompson. With the resumption of the legislature today, Opposition MPPs, including Thompson, hammered the Liberals over their lack of action […]

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Thompson Receives Two Critic Appointments: International Trade and Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

QUEEN’S PARK – Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson has been appointed the Official Opposition’s International Trade Critic, as well as Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic. “I’m looking forward to taking on the challenges and opportunities that these two portfolios provide for our province,” said Thompson. “For the last decade, the bad policies, waste and mismanagement of this Liberal […]

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Huron-Bruce Preparing to Celebrate Nation’s 150th Anniversary

Blyth – Several communities in Huron-Bruce are set to receive funding for infrastructure improvement projects through the Ontario150 Community Capital Program, and local MPP Lisa Thompson is looking forward to the opportunities these grants will bring ahead of the nation’s 150th anniversary. “Our communities are built on the foundation of togetherness. Supporting the development and maintenance of […]

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