Wynne Budget Passes Queen’s Park

Premier Kathleen Wynne
Premier Kathleen Wynne

QUEENS PARK – The Wynne Budget passed in Queens Park today in a 64 to 36 vote. The minority Liberal government with support from Andrea Horwath and the New Democrats saw their budget passed. The opposition Progressive Conservatives argued that the Liberal government is engaged in illegal activities. House Leader Sousa said that the Ontario Government is swamped in a ‘Watergate’ scandal.

Lisa Thompson, MPP ‏@LisaThompsonMPP tweeted as the budget was passed, “NDP just forfeited any right to claim they are holding this Lib govt accountable by propping them up with this budget vote”.
Budget Passes – Queens Park down to business

“The NDP requests in the Wynne Liberals’ budget increases Ontario’s spending by $900 million this year, yet there’s nothing in it that will create jobs and get the more than 500,000 Ontarians who woke up without a job this morning back to work,” Fedeli said. 

What’s worse is that despite the NDP’s public professions of shock and dismay over the Liberal gas plant scandal, which is now the subject of a formal police probe, they supported the budget anyway, added Fedeli.

“Rather than put forward a plan of their own, the NDP instead settled for table scraps thrown at them by a corrupt Liberal government for the second straight year – and in doing so, have failed to secure even one concession on Ontario Northland,” Fedeli said. 

“By supporting this budget, Andrea Horwath and her caucus have proven they have neither the vision nor the courage required to ever lead this province.” 

Fedeli concluded that Ontario needs a government that makes job creation and the economy it’s number one priority, and puts the province’s interests ahead of party interests.

Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro was in Queens Park to support the budget. Thunder Bay Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle was not in the Legislature for the vote today.
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