Media Release : 2016 – 2017 Budget

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 25, 2016

NEPEAN – CARLETON MPP LISA MACLEOD CALLS BUDGET HEARINGS A SHAM:
LIBERALS BRING IN GAS TAX AFTER SAYING THEY WON’T

(Queen’s Park)- Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod today called the Liberal pre budget hearings a sham and asked the Premier to explain to the people from across why her government is ignoring them?

“The Liberals will table a budget almost a month early and without the Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs reporting on the extensive pre budget hearings held throughout Ontario”, said MacLeod.

MacLeod also pointed out that Liberals have previously said they would not bring in a carbon tax, however they announced they would do just that this week. “They say one thing. They do another. This pattern of behaviour of doing anything they want and the public be damned.”

The 2016/2017 Ontario Provincial Budget will be tabled today at 4 p.m. MPP Lisa MacLeod is available for comment.

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For more information please contact MPP Lisa MacLeod at 416-325-6351