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Review of Executive Compensation required as Metrolinx CEO salary hiked to $475,500

Another broken promise for Kathleen Wynne, who signalled reform on executive salaries in February

Earlier this year, news broke that the CEO of Metrolinx salary may be set for a six figure raise. Today, it was revealed through Order in Council that a $475,000 salary was approved by the Wynne Liberal government – that’s a $118,000 jump from what previous CEO Bruce McCuaig had earned and the maximum the position’s salary range would allow.

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New Report Shows Ontario Falling Behind

This afternoon, Economic Development, Employment and Growth Critic Monte McNaughton responded to Ontario’s poor ranking in the recently released Fraser Institute report on labour markets in Canada and the United States. The report placed Ontario 44th out of 60 jurisdictions in an evaluation which considered unemployment, productivity, and job creation.

“Poor public policy is hurting the families and businesses of this province,” said McNaughton. “While the labour market stagnates, costs are rising and the average person is losing 42% of their income to taxes. This report confirms that neighbouring and competing jurisdictions have found a better way and are moving forward, while Ontario is being left behind.”

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Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown Celebrating Eid Al Adha

“On behalf on the Ontario PCs, I would like to extend my warmest greetings to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha.

“Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, honours the commitment and strength of Ibrahim which was shown through his dedication to his faith. This joyous time also celebrates the end of Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca performed by Muslims from all around the world. Families celebrate Eid by attending congregational prayers, providing much needed help to the less fortunate, and sharing festive with their loved ones.

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MPP Monte McNaughton Calls for Immediate Moratorium on North Kent Wind

Today, Monte McNaughton, MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex issued the following statement:

“The Wynne Liberals are showing complete arrogance and disregard for the residents of Chatham-Kent by not testing well water and allowing the construction of the North Kent Industrial Wind Turbine project to proceed. But it goes even further: they’ve contributed to making life even more unaffordable for local residents who are diligently fighting this issue.

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Declining Math Scores a Trend Under the Liberals

Whitby-Oshawa MPP Lorne Coe, Ontario PC Associate Critic for Education, said today that the EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office) results confirmed that the Wynne Liberal Government is failing students in providing them with needed math skills.

MPP Coe continued, “It is absolutely unacceptable that the Liberal government has allowed the trend of declining math scores to continue.”

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