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Ontarians Hit with Massive Increase to Hydro Rates

QUEEN’S PARK – November 1st represents another unaffordable hydro increase for Ontarians as a result of the Liberal Government’s failed electricity policies.

Beginning today, on-peak hydro rates have increased 8.7 per cent, meaning that the average customer will pay approximately 53 dollars more each year. This is on top of the 68 dollar increase ratepayers already endured on May 1, 2015.

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FAO Report Confirms Hydro One Fire Sale a Bad Deal for Ontarians

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning, the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario released a report on its assessment of the financial impact of the sale of Hydro One.  The report confirms what the Ontario PC Caucus, the public, and the business community have continued to stress to the government: the Hydro One fire sale is a bad deal for Ontarians.

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PC Caucus Continues to Demand Explanations for Secret Payments to Teachers’ Unions News Date

QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Legislature, Ontario PC Deputy Leaders Sylvia Jones and Steve Clark demanded the Premier demonstrate accountability for her government’s $2.5 million payout to the teachers’ unions.

“The government won’t tell us where the $2.5 million payout has come from,” said Jones. “The Premier uses buzzwords like ‘overall compensation package’ and the ‘cost associated with negotiations.’ Nobody in Ontario thinks those are acceptable answers.”

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Labour Relations Act Raises More Questions About Liberals’ Bargaining Payouts

QUEEN’S PARK – PC Community Safety and Corrections Critic MPP Rick Nicholls (Chatham-Kent-Essex) is calling for a safety review at Ontario’s new $600-million super jail in Etobicoke after a growing number of serious incidents at the facility.

Two weeks ago, Toronto South Detention Centre’s Security Monitor Control System malfunctioned for multiple days.

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Ontario MPPs Agree Province Needs to Welcome Innovation and Opportunity

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, MPP Tim Hudak’s Private Member’s Bill, Opportunity in the Sharing Economy Act, passed second reading.

“It is very encouraging for the many Ontarians who need a little extra help with the family budget and for those who want to embrace modern technology that this Bill passed second reading. I thank the Ontario MPPs who voted in favour,” said Hudak. 

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