but she should. here's why:
She's overseeing a secretive 95-year lease with Therme, hiding crucial details from Ontarians about the future of Ontario Place
Despite having almost 3 million visitors in 2022, Minister Surma pushes a narrative that Ontario Place is not enjoyed, paving the way for a private luxury spa that benefits a select few
With undisclosed annual reports and a business case kept in the shadows, she's sidelining transparency and accountability in favour of questionable backroom deals
Tell kinga surma: cancel the deal
In the media:
NDP claims evidence is mounting that process for Ontario Place redevelopment was ‘rigged’ — CityNews (October 16, 2023)
Lorinc: The Auditor General needs to investigate Ontario Place, now — Spacing (October 12, 2023)
If the Ontario Place spa deal is so good, why is Doug Ford so secretive? — Toronto Star (August 10, 2023)
Ford government rejects calls to release lease agreement, business case for Ontario Place — Globe and Mail (April 24, 2023)
IN HER OWN WORDS:
"It’s every government’s responsibility to ensure taxpayers dollars are being spent as effectively as possible. This isn’t something that should be affiliated with one single party; it should be the shared goal of all elected representatives, of all political stripes, at every level of government."
— Kinga Surma, 2019
A shady $650 million deal to build a private luxury spa that no one wants is not an effective way to spend taxpayer dollars.
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