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Ontario PCs call for Liberals to withdraw cap-and-trade bill

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, the Ontario PC Caucus called on the Liberals to abandon their cap-and-trade bill and begin developing a revenue-neutral plan that is subject to rigorous, independent oversight. Ontario PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson sent an open letter to Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, to highlight the […]

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Liberals are failing to commit to the long-term operation of Demonstration Schools

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal government is refusing to commit to the long-term operation of the province’s demonstration schools and the special programming they offer, despite heartfelt testimonials from students who have benefitted from them, says Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce. “Schools like Robarts and Amethyst have given young people the opportunities to build their skills and […]

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Environmental Commissioner hears concerns about turbines

QUEEN’S PARK– When it comes to renewable energy procurement in Ontario, there are key aspects of the process that just don’t seem to be working, said Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce in a meeting Monday with Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe. Municipal representatives and citizens groups were also on hand to share their experiences with […]

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Liberals refuse to disclose amount of illegal Drive Clean surplus

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal government is refusing to disclose how much it overbilled Ontario drivers for emissions testing under Ontario’s Drive Clean program even though the Auditor General has pointed out these profits amount to an “unlawful” tax, says Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce and PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic. “The Auditor General specifically […]

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Liberals ‘cherry pick’ science on neonics, ignore Health Canada findings

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal Environment Minister is cherry picking science to support the government’s neonic ban while ignoring the findings released by environmental experts and regulators in both Canada and the United States, which show the use of a certain pesticide for seed treatment poses no potential risks to bees, Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson […]

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Farmers told to protect crops from corn flea beetle, but Liberals banned only treatment

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to fix a significant oversight in the governments’ neonicotinoid regulations that bans the only seed treatment in Canada that can be used for the corn flea beetle. “The government has the power to fix its mistake and allow the use of seed treatment to […]

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Liberals fail to present credible plan to tackle climate challenge

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal government has failed to present a credible plan to Ontarians that will effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions while protecting taxpayers and our economy, says Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce and PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic. “Instead Kathleen Wynne wants to introduce a new tax on gasoline and home-heating to raise […]

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Cap-and-trade a new tax on home-heating, gasoline

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberals’ cap-and-trade scheme puts a new tax on gasoline and home-heating that will make life more unaffordable for families across Ontario, Huron-Bruce MPP and PC Environment and Cap-and-Trade Critic Lisa Thompson said today. “Climate change is a serious challenge that requires a credible plan that will effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Liberal Budget fails Huron-Bruce

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberals’ 2016 Budget is putting a new tax on gasoline and home-heating that will make life more unaffordable for families and seniors across Ontario says Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce. “All across my riding I’ve been hearing the same thing: the cost of living is too high. People are being forced to choose […]

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MPP Thompson calls on Liberals to scrap tire-tax program

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Huron-Bruce MPP and PC Environment Critic Lisa Thompson called on the Liberals to scrap their tire-tax program after news reports revealed the government’s agency, Ontario Tire Stewardship, has been wasting Ontarians’ money on lavish stays at luxury hotels, expensive meals and Liberal golf tournaments. “Ontarians are rightly outraged with the waste […]

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