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Statement from MPP Lisa Thompson on Electricity Rates

The following is a statement from MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson regarding yesterday’s announcement from the Ontario Energy Board that electricity rates will not increase in November: “Yesterday the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) revealed that they would not be implementing the increase to hydro rates scheduled for November 1st, and while it might act as […]

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MPP Lisa Thompson Questions Government About Healthcare Wait Times in Huron-Bruce

QUEEN’S PARK – Under the Liberals, cuts to healthcare services have become far too frequent, and the Premier and her Health Minister need to be doing more to increase access and support for patients in need of medical treatment, says MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson. Thompson questioned the Premier today on why people are being […]

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MPPs Walker and Thompson Issue Open Letter to Education Minister on Local School Closures

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson and Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker hand-delivered the following letter to Education Minister Mitzie Hunter regarding school closures in Bruce and Grey. – 30 –

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PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson gets an apology from the Premier for “Bad Actor” comments

QUEEN’S PARK – Premier Wynne apologized in the Legislature today for her comments last week where she scolded Ontarians for being “bad actors” on the environment. The Premier was asked by Ontario PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson for an apology during Question Period due to the widespread displeasure across the province stemming from […]

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Petition to List Cap-and-Trade Charges as a Separate Line Item on Natural Gas Bills

 

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High Hydro Rates Not Energizing Ontarians

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal government needs to go further to remedy the skyrocketing energy rates that are draining the wallets of hardworking Ontarians and driving business out of the province, says PC Critic of Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson. She adds that today’s announcement from Minister Thibeault was a desperate ploy to repair the […]

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People Unite in Support of Thompson’s Private Member’s Bill

QUEEN’S PARK – The passage of Bill 4 yesterday with support from all parties is a positive step forward in making the regulations surrounding Class 12 pesticides more workable for Ontario’s corn and soy bean producers, says MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson. Bill 4, the Supporting Agricultural Experts in their Field Act, was introduced on […]

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Liberals Concede That Neonic Regulations Don’t Work Because in Fact—They’re Doing Their Own Review

QUEEN’S PARK – Today during Question Period, the Liberal government admitted they are conducting their own review of the current regulations pertaining to the restricted use of neonicotinoids. The government’s own review is proof that even they know that the current regulations do not work, but the Minister of Agriculture failed to confirm whether or […]

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MPP Thompson Launches Initiative to Support Agricultural Experts

QUEEN’S PARK – This week, MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson launched a new initiative with the introduction of Bill 4, the Supporting Agricultural Experts in Their Field Act, 2016. The bill seeks to address the limitations that are being placed on Professional Pest Advisors (CCAs & PAgs). Beginning August 2017, changes to ON Reg. 63/09 will prevent […]

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Ontarians not fooled by the Premier’s shell games

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson on the Premier’s cap-and-trade shell game: “Ontarians are not fooled by Premier Wynne’s most recent shell game. In yesterday’s Throne Speech, the Liberal Government disingenuously promised a rebate equal to the provincial portion of the HST from Ontario electricity bills […]

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