Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2014
MPP Arnott new critic for job creation
(Queen’s Park) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott has been appointed Ontario PC Critic
to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.
“I want to thank our Leader Jim Wilson for the confidence he’s placed in me. I’m looking forward
to putting my experience to work in this important new responsibility,” Mr. Arnott said.
Ontario’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 7.3% percent, according to Statistics
Canada. The province’s jobless number has been higher than Canada’s national average
unemployment rate for over 7 years.
“Clearly, the Liberal Government’s jobs strategy, if it has one, isn’t working,” Mr. Arnott said.
As Critic, it will be Mr. Arnott’s role to hold the Minister of Economic Development, Employment
and Infrastructure accountable in the Ontario Legislature, and at the same time propose
constructive suggestions to strengthen Ontario’s economy. He will also monitor the
Government’s infrastructure spending.
“The Government is planning to spend over $12 billion this year on infrastructure projects. The
Throne Speech boasted of a ten year, $130 billion infrastructure plan,” Mr. Arnott went on. “I
want to ensure that there is honesty and fairness in the process, that the Ontario taxpayer is
getting good value for money, that rural Ontario receives its fair share of available funding, and
that sensible priorities are set.”
No matter what his job at Queen’s Park during the past 24 years as MPP, Mr. Arnott has always
put his constituents first.
“My commitment to the people of Wellington-Halton Hills continues to be my first priority,” he
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Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott was re-elected to the Ontario Legislature on June
The 41 Provincial Parliament began a summer sitting on July 2, and the session
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