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Ontario PC Energy Critic John Yakabuski Reacts to Increased Hydro Rates

QUEEN'S PARK – Ontario PC Energy Critic John Yakabuski expressed his frustration at the news of yet another unaffordable increase in electricity rates as a result of the failed energy policies of the Wynne Liberal Government.

Yesterday, the Ontario Energy Board announced that hydro rates will increase as of November 1, 2015.  This means the average customer will pay approximately 53 dollars more each year for hydro - an 8.7% increase for on-peak rates.

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Hudak Looks to Empower Ontarians To Earn Much Needed Income in Sharing Economy News Date

QUEEN’S PARK -  Joined by Uber driver  Esther Nerling and Rover parking space owner Chase Winters at Queen’s Park today, MPP Tim Hudak outlined his Private Member’s Bill that will provide Ontarians like Esther and Chase the opportunity to earn extra money from their personal assets.

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LIBERAL AUTO INSURANCE PROMISE STILL RINGS HOLLOW

QUEEN’S PARK – After more than two years, the Wynne Liberals are still nowhere close to meeting their promise of rolling back car insurance rates by 15 per cent, Ontario PC Finance Critic Vic Fedeli said today.

The Liberals had promised to reach that target by August of this year – but today’s report from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario confirms rates have dropped less than 7 per cent.

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Statement from the Ontario PC Party on World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health Day, the Ontario PC Party stands in solidarity with Ontarians and Canadians directly and indirectly affected by mental illness.

“World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for Ontarians to learn and discuss mental health problems and understand that mental illness can affect anyone,” stated PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London).  “The Ontario PC Party believes that mental health is just as important as physical health.  We need to treat it that way.”

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STATEMENT FROM LEADER OF THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION PATRICK BROWN ON SEPTEMBER JOB NUMBERS

“The job numbers released today unfortunately show that unemployment increased in the month of September, continuing a trend that began in August.

The numbers speak for themselves.  Once considered the economic engine of Canada, Ontario has fallen from “have” to “have-not” status.  This is unacceptable.

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