(Scarborough-Agincourt) – Tim Hudak and his PC Caucus are playing games by continuing to block new legislation, that if passed, would protect our kids from bullying, said Liberal MPP Soo Wong.
“Instead of rolling up their sleeves to make our schools safer, the Hudak PCs insist on playing games, blocking this extremely important bill,” said Wong.
In an effort to delay all legislation, PC members are using tactics like ringing the bells, banging on their desks and shutting down debate. They have prevented any legislation from proceeding to a vote in almost a month.
“Ontarians have asked us to work together, and the PCs have shown they have no plan other than to oppose,” Ms. Wong added. “Protecting our kids is too important for these political games.”
Ms. Wong warned that if this behaviour continues, the Hudak PCs will also prevent other bills from proceeding that create jobs and support our families:
• The new Family Caregiver Leave bill that will provide up to eight weeks of unpaid leave for employees to care for a sick or injured loved one.
• The new Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit that will create 10,500 jobs in the home renovation sector every year and help our seniors stay in their homes.
• The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act which would stabilize rent increases to protect our tenants.
“The recent passing of our budget shows that we can work together,” said Ms. Wong. “Now more than ever we need to move forward together with the strong action needed to protect our kids and keep the economy on track.”