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Patrick Brown Calls for Action from Liberal Government on Ring of Fire

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown asked the Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle about the government’s inaction in harnessing the economic potential of the Ring of Fire.

The Liberal Government had previously committed to investing $1 billion to develop the economic potential of the region. However, no firm timeline has been offered on when Ontarians can expect to see development in the region.

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Wynne Liberals Refuse to Listen to Ontarians and Continue With Sale of Hydro One News Date

QUEEN’S PARK –Today, the Wynne Liberals recklessly proceeded with the fire sale of Hydro One, despite a damning independent report from Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office, and the opposition of 165 municipalities and nearly 80% of Ontarians.

Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown stood in Question Period to demand the Acting Premier Deb Matthews demonstrate accountability for the government’s refusal to listen to the concerns of Ontarians.

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FAO Report Confirms Wynne Liberals Have No Plan to Balance the Budget

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning, the Financial Accountability Office (FAO) released its report on the economic and fiscal outlook of Ontario.  The report concludes that there is a substantial risk that the Liberal Government will not balance the province’s books by 2017-18.

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TIME FOR MINISTER TO SHOW IF HE SUPPORTS HOME OWNERSHIP: CLARK

(QUEEN’S PARK) – With the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing determined to usher in a massive tax grab on new home sales, Ontario PC Deputy Leader and Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark continued his efforts to give would-be home buyers a break.

A day after tabling his Private Members Motion against the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT), Clark called on Minister Ted McMeekin to prove he supports young families dreaming of owning a home by voting in favour of his motion on December 3.

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AUDITOR GENERAL TO REVIEW TEACHER UNION PAYOUTS AS MACLEOD MOTION PASSES

QUEEN’S PARK – Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod’s motion requesting the Auditor General to review millions in payouts made to teachers’ unions from 2008 to the current year has been passed.

“With a sum of money this large going undocumented to public-sector unions who ran attack ads – it doesn’t look good,” MacLeod said last week after Question Period. “It will be important the Auditor General review those numbers and make sure the money wasn’t misappropriated.”

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