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Liberals Won’t Stand Up for Patients

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning in the Legislature, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown called on the Premier to reconsider her cuts to health care funding, which is impacting services in communities throughout the province.

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Leader Patrick Brown to Premier: Restore Integrity to Ontario’s Education System

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Leader of the Official Opposition and PC Education Critic Patrick Brown urged the Premier to support the Ontario PC Caucus’ Opposition Day Motion.

The motion, being debated this afternoon, calls upon the Ontario Liberal Party to repay the Ministry of Education $3.7 million to reimburse Ontario’s students for the funds taken out of the classroom to pay for bargaining costs.

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Government Must Show Support For Ontario’s Fire Fighters

QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Legislature, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown called on the Premier and her Liberal Government to better support Ontario’s fire fighters.

“Fire fighters, and their paramedic and police officer colleagues, continue to tell me that this Government is holding up access to care for post-traumatic stress disorder,” stated Leader Patrick Brown.  “It has been 72 days since I first asked the Premier to work with me and the NDP to fast track the third party’s bill.”

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Ontario Must Acknowledge and Address Crisis in Corrections

QUEEN’S PARK– Official Opposition Critic for Community Safety and Correctional Services Rick Nicholls (Chatham-Kent-Essex) is calling on the government to acknowledge and address the crisis in corrections in the province of Ontario.

“I have toured a number of facilities and spoken to countless officers,” said Nicholls. “It is clear to everyone except the government that there are massive systemic issues going on right across the province.”

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Minister Fails to Commit to Increasing Age of Assistance for Youth

QUEEN’S PARK – Today during Question Period, Ontario PC MPPs highlighted how the Liberal Government continues to dither on extending and funding child protection services to youth aged 16 and over.

“In Ontario, Children’s Aid Societies are forced to turn away youth aged 16 and over, unless they are already receiving assistance,” stated Ontario PC Deputy Leader and Critic for Children & Youth Services, Sylvia Jones. “We are turning young people away when they are asking for help.”

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