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Premier prorogues only to give Ontarians more of the same

The following is a statement from MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson on the return of the Ontario Legislature and the Speech from the Throne: “Today’s Speech from the Throne has been nothing but a desperate attempt by a tired, out of touch government to save face after an embarrassing loss in the Scarborough-Rouge River by-election. […]

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Ontarians Feeling Drained by Energy Rates

QUEEN’S PARK – Under Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals, Ontario’s energy rates have officially become the highest in North America, and many in Huron-Bruce are feeling the drain on their wallets, says MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson. Since the Liberals took office in 2003, Ontario’s hydro rates have risen from 4.3 cents/kWh, to as much as 25.9 […]

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Statement from the PC Environment Critic on California’s Cap-and-Trade Auction

The following is a statement from PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson on the results of the California cap-and-trade auction: “The Ontario PC Party is again calling on the Liberals to abandon their cap-and-trade scheme after California sold only 1.49% of its carbon credits at last weeks’ auction “The Liberal government is setting Ontario […]

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Ontario’s Demonstration Schools Will Remain Open another Year

QUEEN’S PARK – Thanks to the efforts of concerned families and opposition MPPs, Ontario’s demonstration schools are set to remain open for another year, which is welcome news for students and their families in Huron-Bruce who rely on schools like Robarts and Amethyst, says MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson. The decision to keep the schools […]

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Liberal Taxes are Getting Taxing

Queen’s Park – The Wynne Liberals’ plans to apply the HST to their new cap-and-trade slush fund is yet another low blow struck against the finances of Ontario families, says PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson. “The Premier has been treating Ontarians like her personal ATM machine for far too long. In yet […]

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Debt Grows in Ontario

QUEEN’S PARK – Under a reign of Liberal spending and mismanagement, Ontario’s debt is set to increase by more than $50 billion in the next four years, and this spells bad news for rural Ontario, says MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson. In a report published on July 19th, Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office (FAO) determined that […]

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Statement from the PC Environment Critic on the Liberals’ electric vehicle infrastructure announcement

The following is a statement from PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson on the Liberals’ announcement regarding infrastructure for electric vehicles: “The announcement today from the Environment and Transportation Ministers is nothing but another environmental photo-op. “While the Liberals are busy parading for the cameras and patting themselves on the back, they continue to […]

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Changes to Wind Turbine Noise Testing Measures Do Not Go Far Enough

QUEEN’S PARK – The proposed changes to wind turbine noise testing by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) do not go far enough in addressing the negative impacts of Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs), says PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson. The Ministry recently posted its proposed changes to the Environmental Bill […]

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Statement from Ontario PC Environment Critic on the toxic levels of mercury in the Grassy Narrows First Nations water supply

The following is a statement from PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson condemning the Liberals’ lack of action in remediating the toxic mercury levels in the Wabigoon River:   “The Liberal government has had more than a decade to address the toxic levels of mercury in the Wabigoon River and its effects on the […]

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Environment Ministry Failing to Maintain EBR Postings

QUEEN’S PARK – The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Report Card released by Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner (ECO) yesterday shows an abysmal track record by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to update postings and provide relevant supporting documentation, says PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson. In the report, the Ministry of Environment […]

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