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CLARK TABLES MOTION AGAINST MASSIVE TAX GRAB ON HOME BUYERS

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario PC Deputy Leader and MPP for Leeds-Grenville Steve Clark is 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.

Today, Clark tabled the following motion: In the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should not impose, or help municipalities facilitate the imposition of any new municipal land transfer taxes (MLTT).

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Hydro One Fire Sale Will Have Ontarians Paying for Lost Revenue

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown called on Finance Minister Sousa to tell Ontarians which taxes he will raise to replace the revenue lost through the fire sale of Hydro One.

Hydro One generates over $700 million annually in revenue for the province.

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One Pension Plan Turns Into Two – The Premier Wants Both the ORPP and CPP

QUEEN’S PARK - Today MPP Julia Munro, PC Critic for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), asked the government why it’s still spending money preparing the job-killing ORPP payroll tax when the new federal government has promised to enhance the CPP instead.

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Fire Sale of Hydro One Will Have Long-Term Consequences: Brown

QUEEN’S PARK - Today during Question Period, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown questioned Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli over why the Liberal Government is proceeding with the fire sale of Hydro One despite increasing evidence that it is a bad deal for Ontario.

“Not only did the Financial Accountability Officer raise concerns about future revenue, but he also showed that the deal could bring in as little as $1.4 billion for infrastructure – not the $4 billion this government promised,” stated Leader Patrick Brown.  “It’s because of this flawed planning that 185 municipalities oppose the sale of Hydro One.”

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Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown Seeks to Provide Much-Needed Tax Relief through the Estate Administration Tax Abolition Act

QUEEN’S PARK - This morning, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown outlined his Private Member’s Bill, the Estate Administration Tax Abolition Act, which will provide much-needed tax relief through the elimination of the Estate Administration Tax in Ontario.

The Estate Administration Tax – also known as the death tax - is imposed on the value of the estate that belonged to the deceased at the time of his or her death.  While the death tax was initially introduced as a probate fee designed to cover the cost of processing a deceased’s will and assets, over time it has ballooned into a burdensome, unnecessary and insensitive tax on Ontarians.

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