MPP Dufferin-Caledon

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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.

JONES CRITICIZES MINISTER FOR FAILING TO HELP PROVINCE’S CHILDREN WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon called on the Minister of Children and Youth Services to improve mental health services for children and youth. “Yesterday’s Auditor General announcement highlighted many concerns about the Minister’s lack of oversight of mental health services for children and youth,”

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AUDITOR GENERAL SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR LACK OF OVERSIGHT FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

(Queen’s Park) –Today, Ontario’s Auditor General released her annual report for 2016 and found that after 13 years and three reports, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services is still not ensuring children and youth receive the mental health services they need. One major concern the Auditor

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JONES CALLS ON MINISTER OF HEALTH TO FUND LIFE-CHANGING MEDICATION FOR RARE BRAIN DISEASE

(Queen’s Park) –Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon called on the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to publicly-fund medication for the treatment of phenylketonuria (PKU). PKU is a rare, inherited, brain threatening metabolic disorder. For decades the only treatment for this brain-threatening condition has been a lifelong

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Government Legislation Further Risks the State of Ontario’s Health Care System

Last year Ontario’s Auditor General uncovered a number issues with the province’s 14 Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) which help arrange home and community care for patients across the province. Some of the major findings include: inconsistent levels of care across the province and 41 per cent

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Ontario Budget Watchdog Disagrees with Government’s Fiscal Outlook

On November 14th, the Ontario government presented the Fall Economic Statement which provides an update regarding Ontario’s finances since the 2016 Budget. In their update, the government continues to claim they will be eliminating the province’s deficit by 2017-18 and remain balanced in 2018-19. However, Ontario’s Financial

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