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Liberal Government’s Fall Economic Statement Nothing but a Shell Game

QUEEN’S PARK – Today during Question Period, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown questioned the Acting Premier on why her Liberal Government is using infrastructure funding to pay down the deficit.

In order to make the deficit look lower than it is, the government has used $1.1 billion from the proceeds of the Hydro One fire sale as general revenue.

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Progressive Conservatives Nominate Lorne Coe as PC Candidate for Whitby-Oshawa News Date

WHITBY-OSHAWA – Today, Ontario Progressive Conservative members in Whitby-Oshawa nominated Lorne Coe as their candidate for the upcoming by-election.

“On behalf of the Ontario PC Caucus I would like to congratulate Lorne Coe on successfully securing the nomination to represent our Party in the upcoming by-election in Whitby-Oshawa,” said Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown.

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MacLeod and Clark Join Real Estate Agents and Homebuilders to Oppose Increases to Home Ownership Tax

OTTAWA – PC MPP for Nepean-Carleton, Lisa MacLeod, today joined Bob Ridley, president of the Greater Ottawa Homebuilders’ Association, Patricia Verge, President of the Ontario Real Estate Association and Ontario PC Deputy Leader and MPP for Leeds-Grenville Steve Clark to support Clark’s motion calling on MPPs to take a stand against the Wynne Government’s plans to pave the way for a massive tax grab on the province’s home buyers.

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ONTARIANS LEFT WONDERING WHEN LIBERAL GOVERNMENT WILL SERIOUSLY TACKLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING

QUEEN’S PARK – During Question Period today, the Ontario PC Critic for Women’s Issues, Laurie Scott (MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock) asked the Premier to create a provincial anti-human trafficking taskforce.

According to Canadian law, human trafficking – as a form of modern day slavery – involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/or control of a person for sexual exploitation or forced labour.

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FALL ECONOMIC UPDATE NEEDS REALITY CHECK

QUEEN’S PARK – Today’s Fall Economic Statement is further proof there is absolutely no reason Ontarians should trust this government’s numbers, Ontario PC Finance Critic Vic Fedeli said today.

It shows the government has used $1 billion in reserve funding and another $1.1 billion in Hydro One fire sale proceeds to make their deficit look lower than it actually is, Fedeli stated.

“This government continues to refuse to admit that its promise to balance the budget by 2017-18 is a sham, despite that being confirmed by the Financial Accountability Officer’s report earlier this month,” said Fedeli.

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