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Weekly Column – Celebrate Canada!

Canada Day celebrates the creation of Canada, on July 1, 1867. For years “Canada Day” was actually called “Dominion Day”, a national holiday that started in 1879. It was not until 1982 that Dominion Day was officially renamed “Canada Day”. Regardless of its official title, Canada Day

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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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