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Sylvia Jones offers, News and Updates, Press Releases, and relevant Queen’s Park Bulletins listed here for her constituents.  Updates are frequent.  Want to be in the know?  Consider entering your email address to our data base to be immediately notified of new releases.

News Release – Disaster Recovery Assistance Activated in Mono and Grand Valley

(Orangeville) – Yesterday the Ministry of Municipal Affairs informed M.P.P. Sylvia Jones that the Disaster Assistance for Ontarians Program was activated in parts of Mono and Grand Valley. The program is activated to help cover the costs of cleaning, repairing and replacing essential property after a natural

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Weekly Column – Bill 141 Would Ensure Public is Notified of Sewage Bypasses

On May 31st, I introduced a private members bill, Bill 141 – The Sewage Bypass Reporting Act, 2017. Sewage bypasses occur when the capacity of a treatment plant is overwhelmed, usually by heavy rain. This causes untreated or partially treated sewage to discharged into local waterways. In

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Weekly Column – What I Heard at Changing Workplaces Committee

The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Committee has been consulting on the government’s recent introduction of Bill 148. The proposed legislation would make substantial changes to the labour laws in the province of Ontario. The proposed changes include expanding personal emergency leave to 10 days

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Weekly Column – Bill 120 Would Require Sexual Assault Law Training for Judicial Officers

Before the legislature returns in the fall, I wanted to highlight a private members bill that proposes to make a real difference for Ontarians. MPP Scott, PC Critic for Women’s Issues, introduced Bill 120 Mandatory Sexual Assault Law Training for Judicial Officers Act, 2017 on April 5th,

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Weekly Column – Special Olympics Summer Games Coming to Peel Region

From July 13th to July 16th, Peel Region will be hosting the province of Ontario’s Special Olympics Summer Games. Each province and territory hosts its own Games on a four year competition cycle, alternating between spring, summer and winter. The Games will feature Track and Field, Bocce,

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