Patrick Brown claimed: “So on OSAP, there is no new money in the system, All they did is they changed existing student assistance programs and they tried to repackage it, so no new money, there’s no additional help”
Fact: The changes announced in Budget 2016 for the new OSAP involved combining existing assistance programs into a single, upfront grant that is more generous for low- and middle-income students, and simpler and more effective for all students – exactly the kind of smart policy that allowed our government to balance the budget while helping people in their everyday lives. Budget 2017 makes new investments, totaling over $40 million this year, for further improvements to student assistance in Ontario. This increase includes new OSAP funding for RESP exemptions, better support for Indigenous learners and changing the provincial loan repayment threshold to help young people manage their student debt.
Patrick Brown claimed: Speaking about the re-integration of offenders in Ontario’s justice system “This is an incredible crisis”
Fact: Ontario’s justice system is working, for the past 11 years we’ve had the lowest crime rate in the country
(Source: Stats Canada)
Patrick Brown claimed: “we’re the ones that put forward a housing plan on the needs to create more supply”
Fact: The so called PC housing plan contains no actual measures to lower housing prices or increase supply. It simply just states lofty goals or the need to have conversations.
Patrick Brown claimed: “we’re the only party that’s going to cut red tape going to get hydro rates under control, make Ontario a job creator in Canada again”
Fact: Our government won a golden scissors award for cutting red tape.
Fact: The PC’s have refused to release any plan on hydro even after saying it would be coming out shortly
Fact: Ontario is leading the country in job creation, our unemployment rate is at its lowest level in 16 years