Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2013
Speech from the Throne a document of denial: MPP Arnott
(Queen’s Park) – The Wynne Liberal Government’s Speech from the Throne is a document of
denial, according to Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott.
“Whether it comes to the need for an effective plan to balance the budget, address the jobs
crisis, or bring accountability for Ornge, or for cancelling the gas plants, the Government
appears to be in denial,” Mr. Arnott said.
Instead, Mr. Arnott argued that the Throne Speech promised more of the same.
“The Throne Speech shows that the Wynne Government is content to continue on the same
path that the McGuinty Government has taken us down for the past 9 and a half years,” Mr.
The Throne Speech was the first order of business when the Ontario Legislature resumed sitting
on February 19th, after having been prorogued for more than four months.
“It offered many platitudes, but few specifics. While it suggested that the Government is willing
to cooperate with the Opposition parties in the minority Parliament, that remains to be seen,” Mr.
But one thing is certain, Mr. Arnott concluded: “Tinkering around the edges will not solve
Ontario’s most significant challenges or get us back on the right track. We can do better, and
Ontario deserves better.”
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