Patrick Brown claimed: “Well, I don’t support raising taxes.”
Fact: Wrong – Patrick Brown supports a carbon tax.
Worse, he supports it despite knowing that independent, third-party experts have proven his carbon tax scheme would be more expensive and less effective than our plan to cap the pollution businesses can release into the atmosphere. Unlike his scheme, our approach guarantees emission reductions at the cheapest price possible for people and the economy.
(Source: http://kicx106.com/new-billboard-takes-aim-patrick-brown-carbon-tax/; https://www.enviroeconomics.org/single-post/2016/05/17/Impact-Modelling-and-Analysis-of-Ontario%E2%80%99s-Proposed-Cap-and-Trade-Program)
Patrick Brown claimed: “Well, I care about the environment.”
Fact: Whether it’s voting against the Greenbelt Act, Great Lakes Protection Act, Places to Grow Act, the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act or more, the Conservatives have a track record of doing more harm than good for Ontario’s environment.
Patrick Brown claimed: “Mental health – you look at the short funding of mental health that municipalities have had to pick up because of the provincial Liberals”.
Fact: Our government continues to provide record mental health supports for people across the province. As part of Budget 2017, we built on our previous investments by expanding access to psychotherapy, supporting access to mental health and addictions services for post-secondary students and providing free prescription medications for those 24 years of age and younger through OHIP+.
Patrick Brown claimed: “The Pickering bridge – they built part of the bridge upside down, they gave the company a contract who had never built a bridge and they built it upside down”
Fact: We know Patrick can find the facts to be topsy turvy, but the Pickering bridge was not built upside down. The former Metrolinx CEO was pretty clear about that.
Patrick Brown claimed: “Right now you’ve got a government that doesn’t monitor the infrastructure projects properly. The Auditor General said we could see giant cost overruns, because we don’t measure performance…”
Fact: Independent 3rd party organizations have confirmed that our infrastructure procurement model is successful, finding that 96% of our projects have been completed on budget. The AFP model we’ve implemented has also saved the province $6.6 billion. The Auditor General even recognized this in her report.