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Red Flags Raised at COP21 Over Liberal Cap-and-Trade Scheme

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Ontario PC Critic for Environment and Cap-and-Trade Lisa Thompson issued the following statement on the Liberal Government’s climate change announcement at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference:

"The Liberal Government’s announcement today once again provided little to no details.  It’s clear the Wynne Liberals rushed their announcement and it is simply another tax grab.  The reality is, this government has a multi-billion dollar deficit, and they need new revenue to pay for their mistakes.

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Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition Welcomes New Senior Staff to Queen’s Park

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown welcomed new members of his senior staff in the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition. The new staff will bring a wealth of government experience and knowledge to the table, and will prove valuable as the Ontario PC Leader continues to hold the Liberal Government accountable.

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Statement from PC Economic Development, Employment & Infrastructure Critic Monte McNaughton on November Job Numbers

“The job numbers released today unfortunately show that Ontario’s unemployment rate increased in November.

The Auditor General’s report this week highlighted that Ontario has had the third worst record of private sector job creation in Canada since 2000. It appears the Liberals intend to continue this trend, as our economy lost a further 36,400 private sector jobs this month.

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Liberal Incompetence on the Energy File Costing Ontarians Billions

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning in the Legislature, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown grilled the Premier on how the Liberal Government’s mishandling of the electricity sector is costing ratepayers billions of dollars.

The Auditor General’s report highlighted that as a result of Liberal mismanagement, between 2006 and 2014, the people of Ontario have been overcharged $37 billion for electricity.  What’s more, ratepayers will continue to be overcharged another $133 billion dollars over the next 18 years – resulting in a total of $170 billion in unnecessary costs to ratepayers.

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WYNNE LEAVES NORTH IN THE DARK LONGER, MORE OFTEN

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli blasted the Wynne Government for the devastating impact of skyrocketing hydro prices and their deeply flawed energy decisions are having on Northern Ontario.

Fedeli keyed in on findings from yesterday’s Auditor General’s report, which found that Hydro One, whom many Northern and rural residents rely on, spent $660 million on smart meters, yet doesn’t use them to detect power outages on its system.

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