Patrick Brown claimed: “I’m not interested in tax increases. If I lead a government, the only way taxes are going to go is down.”
Fact: Then why has he promised again and again to bring in an expensive, ineffective carbon tax?
Patrick Brown claimed: “They built the bridge in Pickering Part of the bridge they built upside down.”
Fact: The facts? The Pickering bridge was not built upside down and the company that was building the bridge was terminated for their delays and overall poor performance.
(Source : Ministry of Transportation)
Patrick Brown claimed: “They proceeded with 1100 more contracts” and “keep signing new ones”
Fact: Wrong and wrong. First, Todd Smith, Patrick Brown’s very own PC energy critic, was on the Agenda with Steve Paikin on March 6th, 2017, admitting this was entirely inaccurate.
Here’s the exchange:
Steve Paikin: “But they’re not signing any new contracts. So the tweet says she signs the next round of bad energy contracts tomorrow is inaccurate, right?”
Todd Smith: “Yeah, Okay. I’ll say that’s inaccurate.”
Second, we suspended LRP 2 last fall.
Patrick Brown claimed: “The province isn’t funding mental health properly…”
Fact: Our government has been a champion for 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: “We don’t have competent management on infrastructure file, we could be seeing cost overruns of 25%.”
Fact: Independent 3rd party organizations have confirmed that our infrastructure procurement model is effective. They’ve found that 96% of our projects have been completed on budget and the AFP model we’ve implemented has also saved the province $6.6 billion. The Auditor General even recognized this in her report.
Patrick Brown claimed: “I am going to make hydro prices go dramatically down”
Fact: He has absolutely no plan to do so.