Today at Queen’s Park, Ontario’s New Democrat Caucus launched a campaign to recall the Ontario Legislature and get MPPs back to work.
“Last September, Ontarians sent 107 MPPs from across the province to do an important job. But earlier this week, the Liberals decided that they were more interested in their party’s problems than the issues facing the province, and they shut down the Legislature,” said Welland MPP Cindy Forster.
The legislative shut down means all current bills and motions are lost, including a review of Local Health Integration Networks, a government bill to prevent future scandals like Ornge, and all Private Members’ Bills.
“When they closed the doors of Queen’s Park, a lot of important work ceased, including an investigation into the cancellation of the Mississauga and Oakville gasplants. It’s obvious to everyone that the scandal was spiralling out of control, and kicking us out of Queen’s Park was the easiest way to stop it,” said Forster.
“Ontarians are more concerned about jobs, health care, and wasteful government scandals than they are about the provincial Liberal leadership race,” said Forster. “The Premier should listen to the people of Ontario and get MPPs back to work.”
Forster was joined at today’s launch by Beaches-East York MPP Michael Prue, Davenport MPP Jonah Schein, Bramalea-Gore-Malton MPP Jagmeet Singh, and Toronto-Danforth MPP Peter Tabuns. The ‘MPPs Back to Work’ campaign urges Ontarians to apply pressure on the government to recall the legislature. People can join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, via petitions, and by contacting their local MPP directly.
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