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Weekly Column: An Organic Standard Will Ensure Consumer and Producer Confidence in Organic Food and Products

Earlier this month, I co-sponsored legislation with NDP MPP Peter Tabuns to create an organic standard in Ontario. The legislation titled, Bill 153: the Organic Products Act will ensure that consumer confidence in organic products in Ontario remains high. The federal government adopted the Canada Organic Standard […]

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Weekly Column – Ontario’s Budget Watchdog Casts Doubt on Government’s Debt Claims

On September 6th the independent Financial Accountability Officer (FAO) released a report raising concerns with the Government’s budget claims, saying that the government’s projections are based on optimistic assumptions. The report can be found at www.fao-on.org/en/. The reality, according to the FAO is that that the debt-to-GDP […]

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Weekly Column – What I Heard at the Association of Municipalities Ontario Conference

Last week, I attended the annual Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Conference; hosted this year in Ottawa. It was an excellent opportunity to meet with municipalities across Ontario, including the Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel to discuss their communities. As the Progressive Conservative Critic […]

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Weekly Column: Government Advertising Nearly Doubles Before the Election Year

It is almost impossible to avoid them: those hydro ads telling you how the Liberals have fixed the hydro crisis. These radio and online ads are paid for by your tax dollars. They are literally, the government spending your money to convince you that their years of […]

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Weekly Column: Energy Costs Continue to Rise and Hydro Continues to be Mismanaged

Recent events continue to remind us of the government’s mismanagement of Ontario’s hydro system and that Ontarian taxpayers are paying more and getting less. First, Siemens, a wind turbine blade manufacturer announced it was closing its doors in Tilsonburg, meaning 340 jobs lost. Next, the Fraser Institute […]

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