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Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of Chuck McShane in Niagara Falls

“I congratulate Chuck on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate in Niagara Falls.

“A sales consultant with a local building supply company, Chuck has served as the past-president of the Niagara Home Builders Association. Chuck has also served as the CEO of the Steve Ludzik Foundation, which raises money for a local Parkinson’s rehab clinic, and worked for more than a decade as a volunteer fire fighter in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

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Over 25,000 College Students Drop Out Due to Liberal Government’s Inaction

Whitby-Oshawa MPP Lorne Coe, Official Opposition Critic for Post-Secondary Education and Associate Critic for Education, said today that the number of community college students who have dropped out due to the Liberal Government’s inaction on the college strike is another shameful blotch on the Liberals’ record.
 
“Under Premier Kathleen Wynne’s watch, we witnessed the longest college strike in Ontario’s history, affecting over 500,000 students,” said MPP Coe. “The Ontario Progressive Conservative Caucus called on the Liberal Government from the first day of the strike to step in and do everything they could to get students back into the classroom. Instead, the Liberals sat on their hands and waited weeks before taking action.”

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Wynne Liberals awarded half a million dollar bonus to OPG CEO the year after he retired

OPG was found to be one of the power companies gaming ratepayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars

Today, during Question Period, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown asked the Wynne Liberals why they awarded a sizable bonus to the CEO of publicly-owned Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the companies responsible for gaming ratepayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars.

In total, nine companies, including OPG, bilked ratepayers for over $260 million in ineligible expenses, much of which has never been paid back.

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Statement from Nicholas Bergamini, spokesperson for PC Leader Patrick Brown

“It’s disappointing that the premier chose to give her Statement of Claim to the media instead of to PC Leader Patrick Brown or his counsel. Mr. Brown has not been served with or seen the Statement of Claim. This is yet another effort to distract  attention from her government’s record.
 
"It's no coincidence that this baseless suit comes the same day the PCs called for an OPP investigation into ineligible expenses claimed by insider energy executives. While Premier Wynne has refused to answer questions on calls for an investigation, she's found time to make  baseless claims against opposition parties.

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Barrie MPP Ann Hoggarth must apologize for insensitive comments about struggling Ontario businesses

Insensitive comments from Barrie’s Liberal MPP dominated Question Period this morning. The Ontario PCs demanded an apology from MPP Ann Hoggarth who suggested small businesses, in particular one Barrie butcher shop, should close their doors if they can’t afford the reckless increase to the minimum wage. 

During a media avail with Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn, Hoggarth said, “If you’re going to go out of business on the backs of your employees because you can’t afford to pay them this, perhaps you should reassess your business plan and whether you should be an employer.”

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