Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2013
MPP Arnott congratulates new Premier, raises issues that
matter in Wellington-Halton Hills
(Queen’s Park) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott has congratulated incoming Ontario
Premier Kathleen Wynne on her election as the new leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.
“I wanted to extend my sincere congratulations and personal good wishes to Ms. Wynne,” said
However, Mr. Arnott noted that Ms. Wynne faces a myriad of problems, many created while she
served in the cabinet of her predecessor, outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty.
“To say that Ontario faces many challenges would be an understatement,” Mr. Arnott argued.
“As the new Premier, Ms. Wynne has a responsibility to explain what she is going to do to
correct the mistakes of the last 9 years and to start moving Ontario in the right direction again.”
In a letter dated January 28, Mr. Arnott informed Ms. Wynne of some of the issues and concerns
that he has been hearing from the people of Wellington-Halton Hills. These include:
• Jobs and the economy – more than half a million Ontarians are out of work. We need an
effective plan that will stimulate job creation.
• Small Business – by reducing red tape, taxes, and fees, this most dynamic and
innovative sector of the economy could begin to thrive again.
• Deficit – we need a truthful deficit reduction plan by eliminating wasteful spending and
setting sensible priorities.
• Debt – we need a serious debt repayment plan after the budget is balanced.
• Hospitals – continue to make progress on the Georgetown and Groves Hospital
• Education – we need to encourage a culture of continuous improvement in our schools,
while putting the needs of our students first.
• Highway 6 Morriston bypass – put this project on the Ministry of Transportation’s 5 year
plan for highway construction.
• Horse Racing – we need a commitment to a long term plan to stabilize the industry.
• Wind energy – we need a moratorium on the approval of new wind farms until health
studies are completed, a true assessment of the costs, and local residents deserve a
• Oakville and Mississauga power plants – we need them to admit the real cost of
cancelling these gas-fired electricity plants and admit who was really responsible for the
cancellation decisions and their timing.
• Agriculture – ensuring the success of our farm families.
• Hydro Bills – we need the Government to take steps to reduce the upward pressure on
“Over the past 3 months while the Legislature has been prorogued, I’ve had the opportunity to
attend numerous community events and to speak with hundreds of people across the riding,”
Mr. Arnott noted. “I wanted to take the first possible opportunity to make sure that the new
Premier is well aware of the issues that matter to our communities.”
Ms. Wynne has indicated that she intends to recall the Ontario Legislature on February 19 and
Mr. Arnott wants to continue to push the Government for solutions on these issues.
(Attached: Mr. Arnott’s letter to incoming Premier Kathleen Wynne.)
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