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Ontario PCs Call for an End to Secret Hydro Deal-making

Wynne Liberals continue to negotiate secret energy deals with Quebec for power Ontario doesn’t need

Today, in the lead-up to Premier Kathleen Wynne’s meeting with Quebec’s Premier, the Ontario PCs called for an end to the Wynne Liberals’ track record of secret backroom energy deal-making. Ontario PC Energy Critic Todd Smith called for a legislative debate and vote on whatever the Wynne Liberals are now secretly cooking up with Quebec.

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Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown Celebrating Rosh Hashanah

“Today at sundown, our Jewish friends and neighbours in Ontario and around the world celebrate the beginning of Rosh Hashanah—marking the beginning of the Jewish New Year.

“This celebration is the first of the High Holidays commemorated in the ten days leading up to Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement.

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New report predicts job losses for youth and low-skilled workers under reckless minimum wage plan

Today yet another third-party independent group provided a concerning analysis about the Wynne Liberals’ reckless minimum wage plan.

A new report from the Fraser Institute is warning that “young people and low-skilled workers will suffer job losses across Ontario” as a result of the Wynne Liberals’ rapid hike to the minimum wage. The impacts of the wage hike will be most pre-dominant in regions where the average wages are lower than Toronto’s, including southwestern and northern Ontario.

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Statement from Ontario PC Transportation Critic Michael Harris on the Wynne Liberals’ road safety cannabis announcement

"In order to properly crack down on drug impaired driving, t‎he Liberals need to provide police with the needed resources to keep our streets safe. Today's announcement does nothing to accomplish that.  The Wynne Liberals have either underestimated, or are willfully blind to how significant the needs of our police forces will be. 

“Last week during federal committee hearings, police officers pointed to the challenges they will face enforcing these laws. Ontario Provincial Police Deputy Police Commissioner Rick Barnum has estimated that police will need six to eight months from the time the provincial legislation is in place before police will be ready to enforce the new laws. He also said that the OPP only has 83 officers who are trained to recognize drug-impaired driving, and estimates that they will need up to 500 in order to properly enforce the law. 

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Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of Sarah Mallo in Beaches-East York

“I congratulate Sarah on her nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Beaches-East York.

“Sarah is a great addition to our modern, inclusive and pragmatic Ontario PC team. Currently studying to practice law in Canada, Sarah is passionate and a strong believer in giving back to the community. I have no doubt she would be an excellent representative for the residents of Beaches-East York.  

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