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September 19, 2017

Today yet another third-party independent group provided a concerning analysis about the Wynne Liberals’ reckless minimum wage plan. A new report from the Fraser Institute is warning that “young people and low-skilled workers will suffer job losses across Ontario” as a result of the Wynne Liberals’ rapid hike to the minimum wage. The impacts of the wage hike will be most pre-dominant in regions where the average wages are...
September 18, 2017

"In order to properly crack down on drug impaired driving, t‎he Liberals need to provide police with the needed resources to keep our streets safe. Today's announcement does nothing to accomplish that.  The Wynne Liberals have either underestimated, or are willfully blind to how significant the needs of our police forces will be.  “Last week during federal committee hearings, police officers pointed to the challenges the...
September 18, 2017

“I congratulate Sarah on her nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Beaches-East York. “Sarah is a great addition to our modern, inclusive and pragmatic Ontario PC team. Currently studying to practice law in Canada, Sarah is passionate and a strong believer in giving back to the community. I have no doubt she would be an excellent representative for the residents of Beaches-East York.   “After 14 years in power, l...
September 15, 2017

“I congratulate Dave on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Peterborough-Kawartha. “Dave is a long-time conservative volunteer and community activist. As the father of three children in university and a manager at an education software company, Dave understands the importance of preparing students for the jobs of today and tomorrow. “He is actively involved in the community as a member of the Kinsmen Club of Peterbo...
September 14, 2017

The Wynne Liberals need to learn that facts still matter in Ontario. They continue to use inaccurate spin to distract from the fact their economic mismanagement has driven Ontario, once Canada’s economic engine, into have-not status. While the Wynne Liberals may be comfortable with Ontario being at the bottom of the pack, the Ontario PCs are not. Finance Minister Charles Sousa in Question Period: “We are number one in North...
September 14, 2017

Wynne swore oath on bible saying that: “I am the Leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario.” In Question Period today, the Liberal Government refused to answer a question on whether or not Premier Kathleen Wynne and her entourage’s trip to Sudbury was paid for by taxpayers. During her testimony, the Premier was very clear that her appearance in court was as Leader of the Liberal Party, not as Premier of Ontario. “The P...
September 14, 2017

"Yesterday was a sad day for Ontario. No one, whatever their political view, wants to see the Premier of our province debased and humiliated. Regrettably Kathleen Wynne compounded this sorry spectacle with baseless legal threats against me; threats that will be ignored. 

"We as a province need to put this ugly chapter behind us and move on."

September 13, 2017

Minister ignores direct questions as to why MTO overrode Metrolinx analysis On the day the Premier is testifying at the Sudbury court trial, the Minister of Transportation is further disappointing Ontarians with his, “continued attempts to dance around political influence questions only breed more concern for Liberal ethics and corruption of process” according to Ontario PC Transportation Critic Michael Harris. Harris questione...
September 12, 2017

Wynne Liberals tell businesses worried about wage hike to raise prices Kathleen Wynne’s Labour Minister has some advice for small businesses worried about the reckless minimum wage hike: raise your prices. When questioned by the media about a new report from the Financial Accountability Officer that shows at least 50,000 jobs will be lost as a result of an upcoming minimum wage hike, Minister Flynn had this to say: Reporter: “Minis...
September 12, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – Tomorrow, Premier Kathleen Wynne is set to testify in Sudbury as part of a political corruption court trial involving senior Liberal operatives. While Premier Wynne has been busy getting prepped by her lawyers and staff, the Ontario PCs have been busy standing up for Ontario families who are working harder, paying more and getting less under this Liberal government. This morning in Question Period, Ontario PC Leader Pa...
September 11, 2017

This morning, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown detailed the PC Caucus’ plans to hold the Wynne Liberals accountable in advance of the fall Legislative sitting. “Life’s harder with the Liberals, and after 14 years in power they’ll never change. Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals are only in it for themselves and their insider friends,” said Brown. “With the Legislature back in session, the Ontario PCs look forward ...
September 11, 2017

“I congratulate Caroline on her nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for York-Simcoe. “Caroline is a fantastic addition to our modern, inclusive and pragmatic Ontario PC team. Caroline has an extensive resume of experience at investment firms and as a lawyer. She is also the co-founder and chair of the Shoebox Project, which delivers gifts to women and girls in homeless shelters. “Caroline understands the importance of publi...
September 08, 2017

“The Trudeau Liberals have made the decision to legalize marijuana. We remain concerned about issues of public safety, including ensuring that there are strong measures to crack down on drug-impaired driving. Likewise, there have been a variety of concerns raised by public health officials and community members. “We are calling on the Kathleen Wynne government to ensure that law enforcement, public health and local communities are pr...
September 08, 2017

Find below an open letter from Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown to Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding the flooding in Windsor. Dear Premier Wynne, More than 5,000 basements were flooded by a record-breaking rainfall in Windsor-Essex, and now after a week has gone by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs confirmed homeowners affected will be able to apply to Ontario's Disaster Recovery Assistance program. This program exi...
September 08, 2017

"Under the Liberals, job creation and wages have stagnated. Middle-class families haven't had a raise since 2003. Kathleen Wynne has had four years to fix this and is only trying to do so now because of an election. “The Ontario PCs support a $15/hr minimum wage. Unfortunately, the Liberal plan to rush it through is reckless. We worry that it will cost 185,000 lost jobs, according to experts, and drive up prices for everything from groceri...
September 06, 2017

The Financial Accountability Officer (FAO) has echoed concerns of the Ontario PC caucus and cast serious doubt about the Wynne Liberals debt reduction claims, PC Finance Critic Vic Fedeli said today. In a new commentary, the FAO says not only will the debt-to-GDP ratio not shrink by 2021-22 as the government claims, but will likely rise to 40.3 per cent, with another $76 billion in debt being added.  That would bring Ontario’s debt to...
September 06, 2017

“For the first time in recent memory, a sitting Premier will be testifying in a trial resulting from police charges. It’s a sad day for the people of Ontario that they will be seeing their Premier as a witness on the stand in court. “While Ontario’s Official Opposition will be hitting the ground running in the Legislature next week, holding the government accountable for Ontario’s hydro crisis, cuts to front-line he...
September 06, 2017

Whitby-Oshawa MPP Lorne Coe, Associate Critic for Education, said today that the Government’s proposed actions to review the education curriculum are too little, too late. “The Liberal Government has continually been failing our students and teachers by getting education wrong”, stated MPP Coe. “The proposed measures announced today are the Liberal Government’s failed effort to fix the problems that they created th...
September 05, 2017

The Wynne government is misusing another Crown asset in its latest fiscal shell game, PC Finance Critic Vic Fedeli charged today. It was recently revealed OPG would be issuing up to $2 billion in debt as part of the Liberals plan to kick hydro costs past the next election, said Fedeli. "This does nothing to fix the government's bad contracts crisis, it only masks the consequences. It is irresponsible and risky for OPG, and Ontarians will ultima...
August 31, 2017

Another broken promise for Kathleen Wynne, who signalled reform on executive salaries in February Earlier this year, news broke that the CEO of Metrolinx salary may be set for a six figure raise. Today, it was revealed through Order in Council that a $475,000 salary was approved by the Wynne Liberal government – that’s a $118,000 jump from what previous CEO Bruce McCuaig had earned and the maximum the position’s ...
August 31, 2017

This afternoon, Economic Development, Employment and Growth Critic Monte McNaughton responded to Ontario’s poor ranking in the recently released Fraser Institute report on labour markets in Canada and the United States. The report placed Ontario 44th out of 60 jurisdictions in an evaluation which considered unemployment, productivity, and job creation. “Poor public policy is hurting the families and businesses of this province,&...
August 31, 2017

“On behalf on the Ontario PCs, I would like to extend my warmest greetings to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha. “Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, honours the commitment and strength of Ibrahim which was shown through his dedication to his faith. This joyous time also celebrates the end of Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca performed by Muslims from all around the world. Families celebrate Eid by attending congregationa...
August 30, 2017

Today, Monte McNaughton, MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex issued the following statement: “The Wynne Liberals are showing complete arrogance and disregard for the residents of Chatham-Kent by not testing well water and allowing the construction of the North Kent Industrial Wind Turbine project to proceed. But it goes even further: they’ve contributed to making life even more unaffordable for local residents who are diligently fighting ...
August 30, 2017

Whitby-Oshawa MPP Lorne Coe, Ontario PC Associate Critic for Education, said today that the EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office) results confirmed that the Wynne Liberal Government is failing students in providing them with needed math skills. MPP Coe continued, “It is absolutely unacceptable that the Liberal government has allowed the trend of declining math scores to continue.” The EQAO results confirm that...
August 30, 2017

Only the Wynne Liberals and Metrolinx are tone deaf enough to pat themselves on the back for a four year failure to deliver at Union Station amid growing commuter frustration, according to Ontario PC Transportation Critic Michael Harris. After days of questions over the Minister of Transportation’s role in overruling Metrolinx recommendations on GO station approvals, they are coming under fire again for an advertisement promoting the new B...

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