Asked by @DonMartinCTV if there is any possibility to make changes to its autism program, @DougFord2014 says the "system was broken" when the PCs came into government and they've made good changes. But he adds, "Can we always improve? I believe in continuous improvement.#onpoli"
In scrum with reporters, @MacLeodLisa repeatedly says she feels for parents who are upset about changes to the autism program, but she is steadfast on implementing it to clear the waitlist within 18 months. No going back. #onpoli
Very quiet in the legislature as @solmamakwa asks the govt about the dire situation in Cat Lake First Nation. @GregRickford responds that he’s talking w chief and council regarding declaration of emergency and will talk to feds about housing.
Horwath asks MacLeod if she agrees with @randyhillier ’s suspension, and if she herself should resign for her past comments about autism. MacLeod doesn’t bite; accuses the NDP of playing politics and says during a difficult financial time for the province, she increased funding.
First question from @AndreaHorwath in Ontario QP is about autism; specially comments @MacLeodLisa made to CTV’s @ColinDMello about using funding to buy an iPad. Ms. MacLeod responds that the govt’s plan is about choice, and that includes technology.
Very emotional scrum with parents of autistic children outside of the legislature after they screamed down the hall at PC MPPs. They say they haven’t been able meet with Minister @MacLeodLisa or talked to @DougFord2014 about the government’s changes#onpoli.
Wow. Trudeau just said he told Trump they were close to a NAFTA deal and offered to meet with President to discuss and all seemed positive, but U.S. VP Mike Pence called him on Tues, and said a pre-condition was a 5 yr sunset clause, which Trudeau rejected.
Prime Minister Trudeau just left the House - said he’d rather be debating gun legislation “that’s going to keep Canadians safe”; wouldn’t answer when I asked why he won’t let Daniel Jean testify #cdnpoli