Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner’s statement on the televised leaders’ debate

Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario issued the following statement at the close of the televised leaders’ debate:

The leaders’ debate makes it clear that the political status quo is broken. Ontario desperately needs change.

Tonight’s debate failed to mention many priorities of Ontarians. It failed to mention how we can create jobs while tackling climate change. It failed to mention how we can build great communities without destroying prime farmland or source water regions.

The three status quo parties are not willing to have an honest conversation about how we can invest in our kids classrooms by merging our school boards.

The leaders’ of the other parties will have you believe they can build transit without being honest about how they are paying for it. They will have you believe the government cannot reduce poverty while balancing the budget.

If I had been there I would have challenged the other leaders to have an honest conversation about the big challenges facing Ontario.

We are on a mission to bring honesty, integrity and good public policy to Queen’s park.