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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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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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