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PC Leader Patrick Brown to Premier: “Even Premier McGuinty wouldn’t sell Hydro One” News Date

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown questioned Premier Wynne in the Legislature over revelations from the Hydro One Prospectus released last week. Brown focused primarily on a new clause that prevents future Governments from regaining majority control of Hydro One.

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Premier Wynne Must Step Aside in Face of Criminal Charges

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, the Ontario Provincial Police announced they were laying charges against prominent Liberal operative Gerry Lougheed Jr. for his involvement in the Sudbury by-election scandal.

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BEES TO BE COVERED BY AGRICULTURE INSURANCE

QUEEN’S PARK – Toby Barrett, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP and Opposition Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, welcomed today’s announcement that the government would cover bees under agriculture insurance. The concept was put forward by the Official Opposition as an amendment to the The Agriculture Insurance Act.

Minister Jeff Leal made the announcement today, outlining the new Bee Mortality Insurance Plan.

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AG Report confirms Ontario’s home and community care sector is failing patients

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning, the Auditor General of Ontario released her report on the financial operations and service delivery of the 14 Community Care Access Centre’s (CCAC’s) in Ontario.  The report stresses that the Liberal government must take urgent action to address the poor state of the home and community care sector in Ontario.

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UP Express Luxury Excess = Unaffordable Fares = Low Ridership

QUEEN’S PARK – “Three months after this Premier launched the UP Express luxury ride to Pearson, ridership is going anywhere but ‘up’.”

That from PC Transportation Critic Michael Harris who asked the Premier in the Legislature to respond to growing concerns over shrinking ridership on the UP Express.

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