Ontarians Have Lost Confidence in This Government

April 22, 2013

QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario PC Caucus will shortly table a non-confidence motion against the Liberal Government.

MPP Jim McDonell highlights enough is enough: “It is time to stop the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals’ decade-long record of mismanagement, waste of public funds and deception.  Over the last few months, we witnessed their deliberate attempts to hide information from Ontarians regarding the ORNGE, E-Health and gas plant scandals. The Auditor-General showed how they neglected and ignored Ontarians’ best interest for their own political objectives and wasted taxpayer’s dollars on a rushed cancellation that put the Government and the OPA at the mercy of a contractor and that may cost, according to independent witnesses, over $1 billion. This comes on the heels of Liberal economic figures being soundly refuted, from the empty promise of 40,000 green jobs to the total cost of cancelling the Mississauga and Oakville power plants. Meanwhile, we’ve lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs and the debt has doubled. Enough is enough.”

Although the debate of a Want of Confidence motion requires the consent of all House Leaders, MPP McDonell is adamant the debate must occur: “Ontarians and the Legislature cannot believe anything this Government says anymore. Every Government action is called into question, suspecting ulterior motives. This Government has clearly and utterly lost the trust and confidence of the whole Province and of this Legislature. If we don’t hold the Liberals to account now for this dishonesty and callous disregard for how tax dollars are spent, we will surely see more of it from them.  Ontario is on the wrong track and can no longer afford the McGuinty-Wynne Government putting the interests of the Liberal Party ahead of solving our jobs and debt crisis.  Which is why we will be tabling a no-confidence motion and asking for the support of the NDP. Ontarians no longer trust this Liberal Government to lead them back to prosperity. It’s time to change the leadership that runs the Province. Ontarians deserve better!”