Patrick Brown Claimed: “The government continues to sign these [energy] contracts”
Fact: We suspended Large Renewable Procurement last fall.
Patrick Brown claimed: “Well I want the Premier telling both sides [colleges and faculty] to get back to the table immediately”
Fact: This week, Premier Wynne did just that.
“I have committed to them and to all -- we'll do everything to encourage both sides to get back to the table…and we want everyone to get back to the table to come to an agreement there.”
(Source: Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Hansard, October 24, 2017)
Patrick Brown Claimed: “This was just, you know, the government said they needed to hear from people and that’s why they needed to drag it out, but it was for political theatre”
Fact: We moved the legislation through the House as quickly as possible, while also balancing the democratic process and hearing from Ontarians on the specific details of the final bill.
Fact: It was also important to ensure the government’s decision making was on the public record, as this proved useful when a similar law faced a constitutional challenge in British Columbia.