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Ontario Greens only party to oppose billion dollar licence plate sticker boondoggle

Ontario Greens were the only party to oppose Doug Ford’s $1 billion dollar licence plate sticker election gimmick.

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario Greens were the only party to oppose Doug Ford’s $1 billion dollar licence plate sticker election gimmick.

The PCs, NDP and Liberals all supported Bill 84, which scraps the licence plate sticker fees, removing $1.1 billion from the treasury.

“This is an irresponsible election gimmick and I am extremely disappointed that we were the only party in the House to oppose it,” Ontario Greens Leader Mike Schreiner. “At a time when our healthcare system is in crisis, removing over a billion dollars from government coffers is shortsighted at best and reckless at worst.”

Ontario Greens would reverse this decision and put the $1.1 billion towards its recently launched mental health plan, which will make mental health and addictions care more affordable and accessible to Ontarians.

For more information on Ontario’s first-ever standalone mental health platform: gpo.ca/mentalhealth