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Ontarians Paying for Energy Minister’s Mistakes

QUEEN’S PARK - Despite losing $1.1 billion exporting power in just the first 6 months of 2015, today in Estimates Committee the Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli refused to acknowledge these staggering losses.

When asked how much money Ontario ratepayers will lose this year on the exporting of power, the Minister responded, “The reality is…because we have surplus electricity we put it to good use.”

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MPP Thompson Speaks on Agriculture Week

QUEEN’S PARK - As celebrations for Agriculture Week kick off, MPP for Huron-Bruce Lisa Thompson spoke in the House in recognition of the many dedicated, hardworking farm families across the province.

"Agriculture Week is a great opportunity to reflect on the contributions that Ontario's farm families make to the Agri-Food Industry, our economy, and our broader communities," said Thompson.

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Hydro One Executive Salaries out of Line with the Rest of Canada, while Ontarians Struggle to Pay Electricity Bills

QUEEN’S PARK – Today during Question Period, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown asked Premier Wynne why her Liberal Government is paying Hydro One executives lavish salaries, while average Ontario families cannot afford to pay their hydro bills.

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SENIORS IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES AT RISK AS GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO ENACT CARE STANDARDS

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal government’s failure to enact minimum standards of care in long-term care homes is putting the lives of frail senior citizens at risk, says PC Associate Health Critic Bill Walker.

Walker says that 10 years have passed since an inquest into two long-term care deaths in Ontario made the specific recommendation to the government to bring in standards of care, namely minimum hours of hands-on direct patient care for the more than 70,000 seniors housed in these facilities.

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MUNRO CALLS ON PREMIER TO ABANDON JOB-KILLING PAYROLL TAX

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, PC Critic for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Julia Munro asked the Premier to abandon her job-killing payroll tax because of its negative impact on jobs and the economy.

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