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Jones: Asks the Minister of Environment to Release Number of Sewage Bypasses in 2017

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon asked the Minister of Environment to release how many sewage bypasses have occurred so far in 2017. “This summer we witnessed historic rainfalls across Ontario. Many communities experienced flooding and often municipal sewer systems were overwhelmed,” Jones said      “In […]

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Jones: $3 Billion of Infrastructure Spending was Left on the Table

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon asks the Minister of Infrastructure why he failed to spend nearly $3.3 billion of the infrastructure budget in 2016-2017. “According to Public Accounts documents, the government failed to invest nearly 20% of promised infrastructure spending,” Jones said. “Ontarians expect […]

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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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Jones: Co-Sponsors Legislation to Certify Organic Products within Ontario

(Queen’s Park) – Today Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon co-sponsored with NDP MPP for Toronto Danforth, Peter Tabuns: the Organic Products Act, 2017. “Today, I will be co-sponsoring a Private Members Bill with MPP Tabuns that would ensure confidence in organic labeling across Ontario,” said Jones. “Many of […]

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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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