Ontario opposition parties say corporate grants should be made public

Ontario opposition parties say corporate grants should be made public

Economic development critic complains he has been asking for a list of companies that benefited from what he calls the Liberals’ “crony capitalism.”

TORONTO—Ontario’s opposition parties say the Liberal government hands out billions of dollars in grants to profitable corporations every year, often with virtually no oversight.

The government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers, and should provide a level playing field for all companies in a sector instead of giving grants to ones the Liberals select, said Progressive Conservative economic development critic Monte McNaughton.

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