Month: January 2017

Queen’s Park Marks 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

With a lot of fanfare being given to the significant anniversaries of the national and provincial sesquicentennial, I wanted to highlight a program that is helping to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote in Ontario. The right to vote was a cause that took many years to achieve and in its …

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Bill 89: Supporting Child, Youth and Families Act

The government recently introduced Bill 89: Supporting Children, Youth and Families, 2016. As we review and revise Ontario’s legislation governing child protection, adoption, youth justice, residential licensing and other facets of the governments approach to children it is critically important we get it right. While the need to update the child welfare system is important, …

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It is Time for Action – Sylvia Jones MPP, Column

On January 19th, I had the opportunity to participate in the Pre-Budget Consultations of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Pre-Budget consultations are an opportunity for committee members to hear from organizations and individuals about their suggestions of what they want included in the next budget. It is also an opportunity for opposition …

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How to: Birth Certificates – Sylvia Jones, MPP

My constituency offices are here to help you. My staff and I can assist you with provincial programs including: Ontario Student Loan, Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB), Family Responsibility Office (FRO), Social Assistance (OW), and Ontario Disability (ODSP). We also can help with official provincial documents such as: birth certificates; marriage certificates; death certificates; health …

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