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Weekly Column – What I Heard at the Association of Municipalities Ontario Conference

Last week, I attended the annual Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Conference; hosted this year in Ottawa. It was an excellent opportunity to meet with municipalities across Ontario, including the Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel to discuss their communities. As the Progressive Conservative Critic […]

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Weekly Column: Government Advertising Nearly Doubles Before the Election Year

It is almost impossible to avoid them: those hydro ads telling you how the Liberals have fixed the hydro crisis. These radio and online ads are paid for by your tax dollars. They are literally, the government spending your money to convince you that their years of […]

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Weekly Column: Energy Costs Continue to Rise and Hydro Continues to be Mismanaged

Recent events continue to remind us of the government’s mismanagement of Ontario’s hydro system and that Ontarian taxpayers are paying more and getting less. First, Siemens, a wind turbine blade manufacturer announced it was closing its doors in Tilsonburg, meaning 340 jobs lost. Next, the Fraser Institute […]

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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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