Updates

TORONTO – Official Opposition NDP MPPs are calling for cheaper fares and better service for UP Express riders in their latest legislation.

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP critic for Consumer Protection Tom Rakocevic (Humber River—Black Creek) is introducing legislation that protects consumers from corporate gouging when it comes to maintenance and repairs on heavy farming equipment, wheelchairs, motor vehicles, electronic products, and household appliances.

QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, Leader of Ontario’s Official Opposition NDP, is bringing forward a new healthcare solution that puts patients first by unlocking thousands of hours of physicians’ time.

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP critic for GTA Issues Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale – High Park) welcomes the Federal government’s announcement for refugee supports, however, is continuing to sound the alarm on Toronto’s financial challenges:

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s Conservatives have taken the next step in bulldozing ahead with their rigged and fiscally irresponsible scheme to close the Ontario Science Centre and hand over Ontario Place to a private corporate conglomerate for a luxury spa.

QUEEN’S PARK – Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park), the Official Opposition critic for GTA Issues has released the following statement regarding media reports of staffing shortages in schools across the Greater Toronto Area:

QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, the Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, issued the following statement on the announcement of a new deal for Toronto to support the city’s essential public services, transit, and housing:

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPPs issued the following response to a Feed Ontario report that tracked a 38 per cent increase in food bank usage since last year – the single largest increase they’ve ever recorded:

This week, Marit Stiles and the Ontario NDP announced their plan to make heat pumps free and help homeowners with energy retrofits to save money and the environment.

QUEEN’S PARK - Joined by parents, public health experts, child care workers, Ontario School Safety, and the chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers Sub-Committee on Air Quality, NDP Education critic Chandra Pasma (Ottawa West—Nepean), and MPPs Teresa Armstrong (London—Fanshawe), and Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) announced their bill on air quality in schools and child care facilities, the Improving Air Quality for Our Children Act.

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition Leader Marit Stiles joined MPPs Chris Glover (Spadina—Fort York), Jennifer French (Oshawa), and Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) to raise concerns about the rushed and secretive deal that the Ford government handed over to Therme for Ontario Place.

QUEEN’S PARK – Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), Official Opposition NDP Critic for Transit, called for accountability from new Transportation Minister Sarkaria, beginning with firing Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster after today’s announcement that the Eglinton Crosstown LRT continues to be plagued with problems and is still without an opening date.

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