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MARTOW QUESTIONS EDUCATION MINISTER ON UNION PAYOUTS

QUEEN’S PARK - This morning, Ontario PC GTA Affairs Critic, Gila Martow (MPP for Thornhill), questioned the Education Minister on controversial union payouts. The Premier and Minister of Education have offered vague explanations as to where funding was taken from to make the collective bargaining agreement net-zero.

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“You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” payouts call for action on third-party advertising: Harris

QUEEN’S PARK – Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris today called out the Wynne Liberals for lack of action on third-party advertising regulation while they funneled millions in payouts to teachers unions.

Harris noted that millions in taxpayer dollars have been reported going to teachers unions for negotiations, only a year after those same unions spent millions on election advertising benefitting the Liberal Party.

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MPPs Will Debate Hudak’s Opportunity in the Sharing Economy Act This Afternoon News Date

QUEEN’S PARK – Today is the day MPPs can say yes to saving you time and money while encouraging innovation in the Province of Ontario.

MPP Tim Hudak's Private Member's Bill, Opportunity in the Sharing Economy, is up for debate this afternoon, giving MPPs their first opportunity to discuss how government can empower hard-pressed Ontarians to make more money from things they already own, such as their car, home or parking spot.

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Ontario PCs Call for Safety Review at Toronto South Detention Centre

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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Liberals Funnel Union Payments At Expense of Students and Teachers

QUEEN’S PARK - Today during Question Period, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown asked Acting Premier Deb Matthews about the government’s payments to teachers’ unions.

Over the past three provincial election campaigns, teachers’ unions spent more than $6.5 million to run negative ad campaigns and donated nearly $800,000 to the Liberals over the past decade.

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