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Weekly Column – Proroguing and Throne Speech Shows a Liberal Government Out of Ideas

On Thursday March 15th, the Liberal government prorogued the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and announced that there would be a throne speech on Monday March 19th. Essentially, the government has decided to use a legislative trick so they can get free publicity from the Lieutenant Governor and

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Weekly Column – Government Hiking Fees by 8% is Costing Ontarians and Businesses More

The Wynne Liberal Government has raised 90 service fees which will cost Ontarians about eight percent more than last year. According to the independent non-partisan Financial Accountability Officer, this is primarily due to a 12 per cent increase in vehicle and driver registration fee revenue. Currently the

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Weekly Column – Share Your Long-Term Care Stories with Us

After 14 years of inadequate funding for home care and long-term care, I regularly hear from residents of Dufferin-Caledon who are seeking help in either finding a bed in a long-term-care home or accessing a personal support worker. Last week I asked the Minister of Health and

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Sewage Bypass Reporting Act Needs to be Passed before the Election

Last year, I introduced a private members bill that would seek to address the issue of sewage bypassing in Ontario. Sewage bypasses occur when the capacity of a treatment plant is overwhelmed, normally due to heavy rain, which causes untreated or partially treated sewage to discharge into

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Financial Accountability Officer Shows Hydro One Sale Will Leave Ontarians Worse Off

According to the independent non-partisan Financial Accountability Officer (FAO), the Liberal’s partial sale of Hydro One will end up hurting Ontarians in the long run. The FAO said that the decision will cost Ontario taxpayers billions of dollars for several reasons. In the FAO’s most recent report

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