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BREAKING: Liberals appointed exec of company fleecing ratepayers of $100M to lead group tasked with preventing further gaming of system

Rob Coulbeck, VP of Goreway Power Station, was the co-chair of Market Renewal Working Group, which Liberals say will clean up electricity system

The VP of a power generating company that gamed ratepayers for $100M was appointed by the Liberal government to lead a task force responsible for preventing further abuses of the system. Rob Coulbeck, VP of Goreway Power Station, was appointed co-chair of the Market Renewal Working Group. Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault has specifically referenced the market renewal in the legislature as signs the Liberals are cleaning up the energy sector. 

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MPP Oosterhoff Takes on Additional Role at Queen’s Park

Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Sam Oosterhoff has become the newest Progressive Conservative member of the Standing Committee on General Government, in a change that took place this week.

“Sam has been an invaluable member of the Ontario PC team since his election a year ago. His energy and commitment will be a welcome addition to the committee as he serves the people of Ontario,” Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown said today. 

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Glenn Thibeault caught spreading misinformation about the PC platform in the press

This morning, Sudbury MPP and Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault came under fire during Question Period for misleading statements to the media about the recently released Ontario PC platform, the People’s Guarantee.
 
When asked about Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown’s weekend announcement in Sudbury that an Ontario PC government would reverse the Wynne Liberals fuel tax increase, Thibeault inaccurately told a reporter there’s nothing within the People’s Guarantee “on NEO Kids.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. On page 67 of the People’s Guarantee there is a detailed plan about how the Ontario PCs will invest millions towards projects like the NEO Kids health hub in Sudbury. NEO Kids is mentioned twice by name in the document.

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Wynne's botched attack on PC plan proves untrustworthiness

Kathleen Wynne was frantically calling Queen’s Park reporters from China this week to attack Patrick Brown and the Ontario PC’s People’s Guarantee. Wynne referenced a C.D. Howe study in making her case that the PC plan is more expensive and will do less to reduce emissions than her government’s cap-and-trade plan. The only problem with her attack? The author of the report she cites says she is “wrong.” “On both the added cost to households and the effect on Ontario’s emissions, the Premier is very wrong,” writes author Trevor Tombe.
 
Tombe’s analysis concludes that under the PC plan, which includes a 22.5 per cent income tax cut for the middle class, all households will pay less in taxes. The PC plan is also better for the environment he concludes.

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Change that Works for the North

Patrick Brown and the Ontario PCs will reverse the 148% aviation fuel tax increase on Northern airports

Today Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, announced his plan to reverse the 148% aviation fuel tax for all Northern airports – large and small – brought in by Kathleen Wynne and the Liberal government.

“The Wynne Liberals’ irresponsible 148% hike to the aviation fuel tax has made life harder and more costly for people living in Northern and remote fly-in communities,” said Brown.

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