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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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Lisa Thompson Grills Liberals on Failing Cap-and-Trade Scheme

Queen’s Park- Rather than address the financial problems identified with cap-and-trade by Ontario’s Auditor General yesterday, the Minister of Environment is continuing to deny the impact his misguided scheme will have on families’ and business’ budgets, says MPP Lisa Thompson, PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade. Thompson put the Minister in the hot seat today […]

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Auditor General Confirms That Cap-and-Trade Just Another Cash Grab That Will Not Reduce Emissions in Ontario

QUEEN’S PARK – The Auditor General (AG) today has confirmed what the Ontario PC Party has been saying all along: that the Liberal cap-and-trade scheme will do nothing to effectively reduce GHG emissions, while raking in billions of dollars off the backs of hard-working Ontarians, said PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson. “The Liberals have […]

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FAO Confirms Cap-and-Trade Being Used to Artificially Balance Budget

QUEEN’S PARK – The Financial Accountability Officer revealed today that money collected from the Wynne-Liberal’s cap-and-trade scheme is another cash grab that will do little to reduce emissions, Ontario PC MPPs Lisa Thompson and Vic Fedeli stated today. In his report, the FAO said that cash raised from cap-and-trade could “reduce the deficit in that […]

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Serious Concerns Remain Over Liberals’ Cap-and-Trade Scheme

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal government has left questions surrounding several critical aspects of its cap-and-trade scheme unanswered for far too long, and with the first compliance period approaching, they owe it to Ontarians to lay all the cards on the table, says PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson. In the Greenhouse Gas Progress […]

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