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Liberal government must scrap tire-tax cartel now

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, the Ontario PC Caucus called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to immediately move forward with phasing out the Liberals’ tire-tax program in light of new allegations of fraud at Ontario Tire Stewardship and after an audit concluded the more-than $70 million in tire taxes collected every year is “too inviting for manipulation.” […]

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Liberals admit cap-and-trade funding unstable, yet make $1.2 billion in spending promises

QUEEN’S PARK – Environment Minister Glen Murray admitted today in Question Period that the Liberals “expect fluctuations” in cap-and-trade funding, yet they have already made more than a billion dollars in spending promises, says Ontario PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson. “The government has already promised to spend $1.2 billion in cap-and-trade funds on […]

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Statement from Ontario PC Environment Critic on cap-and-trade funding announcement

The following is a statement from PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson on the government’s climate change announcement today: “The government has a responsibility to provide social housing to those in need. Unfortunately, Premier Kathleen Wynne has repeatedly failed to do so. In fact, Ontario’s waiting list has now reached a record high, with […]

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Liberal cap-and-trade plan an attack on industry, our way of life

The following is a statement by PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson in response to the Liberals’ climate plan that was obtained by The Globe and Mail. “The Liberals’ cap-and-trade scheme will increase the cost of gas, groceries, electricity and home-heating. Many Ontarians are already struggling to pay their bills and put food on the […]

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Liberals reject Ontario businesses’ request to delay cap-and-trade

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberals have rejected an urgent request made by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to halt the government’s plans to roll out a cap-and-tax scheme next year, says Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce and Ontario PC Environment Critic. In a letter sent yesterday to Environment Minister Glen Murray, the Chamber called on […]

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Future of UNIFOR Turbine Needs to be Addressed

QUEEN’S PARK- Ontario’s Environment Minister needs to address whether or not the UNIFOR Turbine located in Port Elgin will be allowed to continue to operate with the new residential setback regulations in place, say Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson. Changes to Ontario Regulation 350/09 came into effect on May 1st and require any Industrial Wind Turbine […]

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Liberal MPP Misrepresents Financial Accountability Officer’s Opinion

QUEEN’S PARK- The Liberal MPP for Beaches-East York should apologize to the Financial Accountability Officer for claiming the Liberals consulted with him on changes to the proposed Cap-and-Trade legislation, when nothing of the sort happened, says PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson. In response to comments made in the Legislature Tuesday by MPP […]

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Environment Minister Targeting Beef Farmers with Bad Policy

QUEEN’S PARK- The Minister of Environment has not been content with his attack on Ontario grain farmers, and has now turned his attention to Ontario’s beef farmers by encouraging policies that are damaging to the industry, says Lisa Thompson, PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade. “The Minister’s remarks at an event on April 20th to […]

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Liberals muzzling officials to hide flaws with cap-and-trade bill

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberals must stop muzzling civil servants and give them the freedom to publicly speak about the government’s shoddy cap-and-trade bill, PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson said today. “To hide the mess she’s created with this bill, the Premier has now ordered her members to stop government lawyers and officials from answering […]

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Did Kathleen Wynne write flawed cap-and-trade bill at kitchen table?

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Ontario PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to drop her flawed cap-and-trade bill and begin developing a revenue-neutral plan that protects taxpayers and is subject to rigorous oversight. “Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen the Liberals put forward an almost unprecedented number […]

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