Ted Arnott, MPP
Wellington – Halton Hills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2010
Pocketbook issues the focus as Legislature resumes
(Queen’s Park) – Pocketbook issues were front and centre today in the Ontario Legislature—the first day of the fall session.
“The McGuinty government must realize that Ontario families can’t afford to pay for every new
Liberal idea,” said Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott.
Because of the McGuinty government’s HST, Ontario families are facing higher costs on fuel, hydro, home heating fuel, natural gas, haircuts, and home renovations and repairs, among many other products and services. Hydro and auto insurance have also become more expensive due to other provincial policies.
“In opposition, it’s our responsibility to hold the government to account,” said Mr. Arnott. “That’s exactly what we’ll do.”
Over the coming session, the Ontario PC caucus intends to focus on these pocketbook issues as
well as the McGuinty Liberals’ energy policies. Also on the opposition agenda will be rooting out
waste in government—such as the $1 billion spent at eHealth with little to show for it.
“In this new fall session, we will be vigorous in defending Ontario taxpayers,” said Mr. Arnott. “We know that higher spending means higher taxes not only for today, but also tomorrow, for our children who will have to pay off the debt.”
“Of course, my first priority will continue to be representing the people of Wellington-Halton Hills,” Mr. Arnott continued. “To do that, I believe it’s important to voice their concerns in a thoughtful and constructive way.”
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