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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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EDITORIAL: Standing up for taxpayers at Queen’s Park

Life keeps getting harder under Ontario’s Liberal government. Many Ontarians and small businesses are already struggling to pay the bills. But that hasn’t stopped Kathleen Wynne from driving up the cost of living and doing business in the province. Ontarians can’t take much more. That’s why I have made it my focus to protect your […]

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Statement from Ontario PC Environment Critic on Liberal Cabinet Shuffle

The following is a statement from PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic and MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson on the Liberal cabinet shuffle today: “Today’s Cabinet shuffle is yet another sad attempt by this government to distract Ontarians from 13 long years of Liberal scandal, waste and mismanagement. “The Cabinet may have a few new faces, […]

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Liberal climate plan an attack on finances of families, businesses

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberals’ multi-billion-dollar climate plan is a direct attack on the finances of Ontario families and businesses, PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson said today. “Many Ontarians and small businesses are already struggling to pay the bills. They simply can’t afford higher prices on gas, heating and electricity,” Thompson said. “But […]

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Liberals lied about eliminating Drive Clean fee, program’s profits

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, the Ontario PC Caucus renewed its call to scrap Drive Clean after documents revealed the Liberals lied earlier this year about the elimination of the e-test fee and the multi-million-dollar profits the program has generated for the government. “The Finance Minister, Environment Minister and the Premier have all stated this year, on multiple occasions, […]

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