Patrick Brown Claimed: “Ontario is falling behind”
Fact: Ontario has created 800,000 net new jobs since the recession, has led the G7 in growth for the past 3 years and our unemployment rate is near a 16 year low.
(Source: Stats Canada, https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/economy/ecaccts/)
Patrick Brown claimed: “99 percent of job creation was tied to Toronto and Ottawa”
Fact: This isn’t even close to being true. Patrick Brown should go to Kingston, Peterborough, Oshawa, Hamilton, Niagara, Brantford, Guelph, Windsor, or even his old riding of Barrie sometime.
(Source: Statistics Canada)
He claimed: “they chose a company for the Toronto casino that's being investigated for money laundering”
Fact: Great Canadian Gaming is not under investigation, in fact they’ve been cooperating with the B.C. Authorities
Patrick Brown claimed: “We need to end liberal cash for access loopholes, lobbying loopholes, etc.”
Fact: We’re closing all the cash for access loopholes Patrick Brown was exploiting.
Patrick Brown claimed: “Care for children with autism”
Fact: For 14 years it was a Ontario Liberal government that has invested billions of dollars more in autism services. The PC party voted against this funding every step of the way.
Patrick Brown claimed: “They took away AG ability to stop partisan ads”
Fact: The AG can still prevent partisan ads, here’s the law in case Patrick Brown decides he wants to read it.
Patrick Brown claimed: “The Toronto scandal is the premiers deputy chief of staff”
Fact: This individual was found to be innocent, the case was so thin it was dismissed before the defendants even had to present evidence.
Patrick Brown claimed: “Only the Progressive Conservatives would be a different direction”
Fact: Patrick Brown has refused to say where he stands on anything. His so called policy proposals are a bunch of general nothings
Patrick Brown claimed: “Lisa MacLeod in Queens Park shouted Kathleen Wynne is making America great, it's true!”
Fact: It’s not surprising that the PC Leader is using this kind of rhetoric.
Patrick Brown claimed: “Government had no sense of urgency students were missing out”
Fact: We have been strongly urging both parties to get back to the table since day one.
Patrick Brown claimed: “We have become a have not province”
Fact: In 2017-18, it is estimated that Ontarians will contribute approximately $7.1 billion to the Equalization program while Ontario will only receive roughly $1.4 billion in return — representing a net contribution of $5.7 billion — the highest of all provinces. According to the Mowat Centre, “Ontarians have consistently contributed more to the federal government in total tax revenue than they have received in federal spending in return.”