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Liberal’s Hydro Mess Will Cost Ontarians $4 Billion More Than Necessary

On October 17th, Ontario’s Auditor General (Auditor) released a special report on the government’s hydro plan. The Auditor report shows that the Liberal government’s attempt to hide the true cost of their hydro plan could cost Ontarians $4 billion more than necessary. The report also reveals that […]

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Weekly Column – Government Must Ensure the Colleges Strike Does Not Leave Students Behind

On Monday, 12,000 faculty at Ontario’s colleges went on strike; affecting about 500,000 students. Many students are feeling left out, because they have paid thousands of dollars for their education but could potentially miss out on classes for an unknown time period. In fact, 2 students have […]

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Government Fails to Spend 20% of their Promised Infrastructure Budget

The 2016-2017 public accounts documents show that the Government of Ontario failed to spend nearly $3.3 billion or 20% of the infrastructure budget they had promised to Ontarians. I asked the Minister of Infrastructure about this significant underspend, and to provide the list of infrastructure projects that […]

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Weekly Column: An Organic Standard Will Ensure Consumer and Producer Confidence in Organic Food and Products

Earlier this month, I co-sponsored legislation with NDP MPP Peter Tabuns to create an organic standard in Ontario. The legislation titled, Bill 153: the Organic Products Act will ensure that consumer confidence in organic products in Ontario remains high. The federal government adopted the Canada Organic Standard […]

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Weekly Column – Ontario’s Budget Watchdog Casts Doubt on Government’s Debt Claims

On September 6th the independent Financial Accountability Officer (FAO) released a report raising concerns with the Government’s budget claims, saying that the government’s projections are based on optimistic assumptions. The report can be found at www.fao-on.org/en/. The reality, according to the FAO is that that the debt-to-GDP […]

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