TORONTO, ON – Bonnie Crombie, Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, released the following statement:
“To distract from a damning Financial Accountability Officer report outlining a slowing economy and a worsening budget deficit, and another loss in court fighting our frontline workers, Desperate Doug is yet again trying to distract Ontario citizens from his failures, flip flops and scandals.
“Let’s be clear: Doug Ford would sooner drag Ontario backwards just to enrich his well-connected insiders, than come up with a climate plan of his own. He’s cost Ontario families real money by cancelling proven programs like the electric-vehicle rebate, conservation programs and incentives for energy-efficiency retrofits.
“Desperate Doug is clearly trying to distract from his repeated failures with grandstanding ploys about federal debates. If he was actually interested in hearing what Ontarians thought, he would have held a referendum before selling off our health care system, the Greenbelt, and ServiceOntario.”