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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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MPP Lisa Thompson Presses Government on School Closures

QUEEN’S PARK – Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson questioned Kathleen Wynne this morning on the province’s 2015 accommodation review which has led to school closures across the province. “There is a troubling pattern with this government ignoring community autonomy,” said Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce. “The 2009 Green Energy Act stripped away local authority too, and we […]

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Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson to host small business roundtable discussions

Blyth – MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson will be hosting two small business roundtable discussions in the riding on November 28th to hear from the community about what challenges and issues local businesses and industry are facing. The first meeting will take place at the REACH Centre in Clinton from 10:30am to 12:00pm, with the […]

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Statement from MPP Lisa Thompson regarding the 2016 Fall Economic Statement

The following is a statement from Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson after the Liberal government released their 2016 Fall Economic Statement yesterday: “The Fall Economic Statement has proven that the Liberal government continues to remain disconnected from the people of Ontario. With the passing of every Liberal initiative, it seems that this government spirals deeper and […]

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