NDP concerned Wynne and Hudak ramming through a bill that benefits a single company

Queen’s Park – Jonah Schein, MPP for Davenport, said that this week in the Legislature marked a new milestone for insider deals with the Liberals and Conservatives joining together to ram through a bill to benefit a single company, construction giant EllisDon.

“At a time when folks are struggling to pay the bills and are concerned about jobs, they expect their elected representatives to get to work on the challenges they face,” Schein said.  “Instead, the Liberals and Conservatives have joined forces to ram through Bill 74 with little debate. They’ve chosen to prioritize a bill that benefits only a single corporation that just happens to be a huge donor to both the Liberal and Conservative parties.”

Yesterday the Liberal government, with the support of the Hudak Conservatives, adopted a motion to speed Bill 74 through the house. The bill has drawn criticism, even from Conservative MPPs, for its unbalanced attempt to re-write labour laws to benefit a single company: EllisDon.

New Democrats have focused on different priorities: working hard to ensure the government delivers the results they promised for people on auto insurance reductions, reduced wait times for home care, a youth jobs strategy and government accountability. Legislation establishing a Financial Accountability Office, an NDP initiative, reached a final vote yesterday.

Schein will be working with Andrea Horwath and the NDP in the upcoming week at Queen’s Park to expose the unfairness of Bill 74.

“MPPs should be working to pass laws that make life easier forOntariofamilies, not ram through laws to help well-connected insiders,” Schein said.

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