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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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Queen’s Park to Celebrate Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Vote with Special Event

Queen’s Park – This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Ontario and MPP Lisa Thomson is encouraging young women from Huron-Bruce to apply to participate in a special event at the Ontario Legislature that will honour the occasion. The Ontario Legislative Assembly is seeking young women between the ages of […]

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MPP Lisa Thompson Issues Open Letter to Minister Murray to Begin Phase Out of Ontario Tire Stewardship

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson issued the following letter to Environment Minister Glen Murray calling on him to begin the phase out of Ontario Tire Stewardship in light of numerous allegations of wrongdoing connected with the organization. – 30 –

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Statement from MPP Lisa Thompson on the Charges Laid Against Former OTS Executives

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson on the recent charges laid against two former Executives from Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS). “The charges laid yesterday against two former Ontario Tire Stewardship executives for the alleged theft of $550,000 eco-tax dollars is yet another troubling chapter in the […]

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