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Skyrocketing Hydro Rates

By: Sylvia Jones MPP, Dufferin-Caledon April 17, 2015 On March 26 the Wynne government announced that the average hydro bill is expected to again increase by an additional $137 per year starting in 2016. This newest increase in hydro rates is to help pay for the Ontario

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Be A Donor Month

By: Sylvia Jones MPP, Dufferin-Caledon April 15, 2015 Last week I was pleased to read a statement in the Legislature on BeADonor Month. April is Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month, more commonly known as BeADonor Month. I would like to recognize the efforts of the Trillium

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Introduction of the Helping Volunteers Give Back Act

By: Sylvia Jones MPP, Dufferin-Caledon April 8, 2015 As your Member of Provincial Parliament I am often invited to attend events happening throughout Dufferin-Caledon. Inevitably, I am impressed with the commitment and creativity of the thousands of volunteers who make these events possible. From delivering meals for

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Ontario’s Addiction to Spending

By: Sylvia Jones MPP, Dufferin-Caledon March 20, 2015 On February 23rd, credit rating agency Moody’s released a report regarding Ontario’s debt burden. Moody’s has stated that the province’s debt burden has increased annually since 2009. Moody’s report contrasted Ontario’s growing debt with Quebec’s ability to tackle their

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Sudbury Bribery Scandal

By: Sylvia Jones MPP, Dufferin-Caledon March 4, 2015 On Thursday, February 19 2015, the Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa released a report called ‘on Apparent Contraventions of the Election Act’. The report revealed that the Premier’s Deputy Chief of Staff Patricia Sorbara and Chair of the Greater

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