Patrick Brown claimed: “the Wynne Liberals have dragged their feet on recognizing that [opioids are] a crisis”
Fact: Not true. We launched our comprehensive opioid strategy almost a year ago, with naloxone also being available without a prescription for even longer than that. Since then, the steps we’ve taken to protect Ontarians have included:
(Sources: https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2016/06/naloxone-now-available-without-a-prescription-in-ontario-pharmacies.html; https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2016/10/ontario-taking-action-to-prevent-opioid-abuse.html, https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2017/06/more-front-line-workers-for-every-community-in-ontario-to-combat-opioid-crisis.html)
Patrick Brown claimed: “Who’s standing up against…these out-of-control hydro rates?”
Fact: Patrick Brown knows that our Fair Hydro Plan provides immediate relief in the short-term by reducing electricity bills by 25% on average for all Ontarians - up to 40-50% if you’re rural or low-income. It then holds rates to inflation for the following 4 years, managing affordability in the medium-term. Our 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan will show Ontario families and businesses a snapshot of our future energy system, including supply, demand, and affordability, over the longer term.
What makes matters worse for Brown is that he voted against our Fair Hydro Plan without offering any plan of his own.
Patrick Brown claimed: “Who’s standing up for the mining sector?”
Fact: We are.
Patrick Brown claimed: “Who’s standing up for the forestry sector?
Fact: We are.