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May 2nd 2013 Budget Shows Wynne Taking Ontario Down McGuinty’s Path

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell expressed his disappointment with the provincial Budget delivered today. “The Ontario PC’s have presented a consistent plan to achieve private-sector job growth and prosperity for all Ontarians. These solutions are not hard to figure out, but they are hard to do for a Government that has no vision or […]

Apr 30th 2013 Bill 61 Rewards Good Businesses and Fosters Innovation

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell introduced today Bill 61, the Technical Standards and Safety Amendment Act, 2013 that will address concerns expressed by numerous small Ontario businesses across the province regarding the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). MPP McDonell commented: “The TSSA plays a fundamental role in ensuring a safe environment for workers […]

Apr 30th 2013 Premier Wynne and Liberals Caught In Another Lie

QUEEN’S PARK – The McGuinty-Wynne Liberals have been caught in another lie and this time it’ll cost Ontario taxpayers another $310 Million, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell said today. The CEO of the Ontario Power Authority revealed today the cost of scrapping the Oakville gas plant was $310 Million. OPA CEO Colin Anderson made the […]

Apr 26th 2013 McGuinty-Wynne Liberals Have Lost Confidence of Ontarians

CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell continues to put pressure on the Wynne Liberal Government to come clean with Ontarians: “They must be held accountable for a decade of failures and scandals”. Following the Auditor-General’s report into the Mississauga power plant cancellation and explosive testimony by Ministry of Energy staffers at Justice Committee, the PC Caucus has […]

Apr 22nd 2013 Ontarians Have Lost Confidence in This Government

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 […]

Apr 19th 2013 McGuinty-Wynne Liberals – Putting Their Party Before Taxpayers

CORNWALL – This week saw the revelation by the Auditor-General that the decision to cancel the Mississauga and Oakville power plants resulted in the Ontario Power Authority being placed in a very weak negotiating position with contractors Greenfield South and Eastern Power, which they used to their advantage. MPP Jim McDonell commented: “The McGuinty-Wynne Liberals […]

Apr 16th 2013 Liberal Disinformation Continues on Gas Plant Cancellations

QUEEN’S PARK – Former Secretary of Cabinet Shelly Jamieson confirmed under oath today during a Justice Committee hearing that the Government knew all along about the potential costs associated with the Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations. MPP McDonell stated: “Jamieson’s testimony confirmed that Cabinet was fully briefed on the costs associated with the cancellation […]

Apr 15th 2013 Power Plant Report Shows Liberals Throwing Good Money After Bad

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s Auditor-General released his report into the cancellation of the Mississauga power plant. Following years of preparation construction, the Liberal Party then announced during the election campaign that construction would be halted and the project cancelled. MPP Jim McDonell commented: “The decisions to cancel the Mississauga and Oakville power plants were purely […]

Apr 12th 2013 Fraser Institute Energy Report is Another Indictment of Liberal Energy Policy

CORNWALL – A new report by the Fraser Institute into Ontario’s energy market confirmed that electricity rates will continue their dramatic rise due to the Green Energy Act, implemented by the McGuinty Government in 2009. MPP Jim McDonell remarks that the report confirms previous findings by the Auditor-General: “The evidence against the failed Liberal policy […]

Apr 12th 2013 Living Within Our Means Requires Respect for Taxpayers

CORNWALL – On Thursday, April 11, MPP Jim McDonell joined his Ontario PC Caucus colleagues voting in favour of the Capacity to Pay Act 2013. The Act would have enacted significant reforms to the current arbitration system and answered demands being made by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). The Bill was voted down […]

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