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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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EDITORIAL: Liberals Ringing in the New Year with Cap-and-Trade Cash Grab

A new year for many of us means new opportunities to achieve our goals or get a fresh start; but for the Liberals, it means new opportunities to dip into Ontarians’ pockets. While many of us are making plans to spend New Year with loved ones, revelling in the cheer of the season, the Liberals […]

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Statement from MPP Lisa Thompson on MOECC Staff Falsifying Data

The following is a statement from PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson in light of findings by Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) that submissions of false FOI compliance statistics were made by MOECC staff: “A startling revelation today by the IPC has revealed that MOECC staff, rather than addressing FOI requests in a […]

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Liberals Not Scrapping Drive Clean Fee, Just Hiding It

QUEEN’S PARK – It’s time the Liberals stop playing shell games with Ontarians’ money, and start getting down to the business of scrapping the Drive Clean program altogether, says PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson. The Liberals promised earlier this year to cover the $60 million annual tab to run the program, removing […]

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