Month: December 2016

Happy Holidays

There are so many things to look forward to during the Christmas season. Whether it is Christmas caroling, school concerts, candlelight services, treelighting events, galas, gatherings or spending time with family and friends the holiday season can fly by. This year I had the opportunity to attend a number of Christmas parades across Dufferin-Caledon in …

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More Work to Be Done at Queen’s Park By: Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon

December 8th marked the end of the fall session at the Ontario Legislature. A lot has happened over the course of four months, including a throne speech, as well as two independent officers of the Legislature – the Auditor General and the Financial Accountability Officer tabled their annual reports. The fall session began with a …

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JONES: AUTISM PARENTS STILL CAN’T TRUST THIS GOVERNMENT

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon calls on the Minister of Children and Youth Services to restore the trust of parents by providing life-changing therapy to children with autism. “Once again, parents of children with autism cannot trust this government to do the right thing,” Jones said. “I was recently contacted by a …

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Ontario Trillium Foundation Backs Down From Reducing Grant Review Teams

Earlier this year, I wrote letters to residents of Dufferin-Caledon and wrote in our local papers on my concerns about the proposed changes to Grant Review Teams (GRTs) at the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). GRT volunteer members are responsible for working with local organizations as they application process for Trillium grants and are essential to …

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JONES CRITICIZES MINISTER FOR FAILING TO HELP PROVINCE’S CHILDREN WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon called on the Minister of Children and Youth Services to improve mental health services for children and youth. “Yesterday’s Auditor General announcement highlighted many concerns about the Minister’s lack of oversight of mental health services for children and youth,” Jones said. “After 13 years and audits in …

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