Brown Sworn-in At Queen’s Park
Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown was sworn-in today at Queen’s Park as MPPs return for the fall sitting.
Brown won the Orillia-area riding of Simcoe North in a byelection earlier this month and will take his seat in the legislature for the first time today as it resumes sitting for the first time since June.
“As MPP for Simcoe North and Leader of the Official Opposition, I look forward to representing the best interests of the residents of Simcoe North and all Ontarians at Queen’s Park,” says Brown. “The PC Caucus is committed to holding the Liberal government to account on province’s skyrocketing electricity rates, their mandatory job-killing payroll tax, numerous credit rating downgrades, and why Ontario has become a have-not province.”
Brown says the Ontario PC Party believes the province needs sensible, pragmatic solutions to building a better business climate in Ontario: more affordable hydro, less red tape and better transportation corridors.
Brown concluded, “I am excited for this new chapter of the Ontario PC Party. The PC Caucus and I are united in our commitment to ensuring a strong Official Opposition in the Legislature. This marks the beginning of our journey towards building a Progressive Conservative majority government in 2018.”