Month: March 2017

News Release – Jones: Introduces Bill to Ensure Auditor General Oversight of Government Advertising

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones MPP from Dufferin-Caledon called on the Premier to restore the Auditor General’s authority to review all government advertising and stop taxpayer funded partisan advertisements. “The government is spending taxpayer dollars on an advertising campaign on their latest hydro scheme in an attempt to save their electoral fortunes,” said Jones …

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News Release – Jones: Calls on the Premier to Stop Taxpayer Funded Partisan Ads

(Queen’s Park)  –  Today, Sylvia Jones MPP from Dufferin-Caledon called on the Premier to restore the Auditor General’s authority to review all government advertising and stop taxpayer funded partisan advertisements. “The government is spending taxpayer dollars on an advertising campaign on their latest hydro scheme in an attempt to save their electoral fortunes,” said Jones …

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Weekly Column – Liberal Advertisement Show that Hydro Plan is About the Election not Residents of Dufferin-Caledon

On March 17th, my Leader Patrick Brown, wrote to the President of the Treasury Board to stop spending taxpayer dollars on self-congratulatory ads regarding the government’s proposed hydro scheme. My PC Colleagues and I have several concerns about the Liberal’s new ad campaign. First, it seems clear that these ads are a desperate attempt by …

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Weekly Column – Government is Abandoning Families in Need

On February 27th I spoke in the Ontario Legislature and called on the Minister of Community and Social Services to address the tragic instances of “abandonment” in Ontario.  According to the Select Committee on Developmental Services “abandonment” refers to parents surrendering care of their child, “in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to enable their children to …

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News Release – Jones: Statement on Community Living Dufferin Funding Facts

(Queen’s Park) – On March 7th, MPP Jones addressed the Ontario Legislature regarding the MPP from Guelph’s statements on Community Living funding. “A recent email from the MPP for Guelph reminded that facts matter, so allow me to share some facts,” said Jones. “The MPP from Guelph claims that the executive director of Community Living …

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News Release – Jones: Please the Government is Helping and Acknowledging the Growing Craft Cider Industry

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon shared her thoughts on the Ontario government’s recently announced Ontario Small Cidery and Small Distillery Support Program. “I am proud to be advocate for this important and growing industry in Ontario. Through my private membership bill, Bill 53: Growing Ontario’s Craft Cider Act, 2016, I advocated for …

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News Release: Jones – Introduces Legislation to Ensure Choice for Patients and Families Seeking Addiction Treament

(Queen’s Park) – On March 1, Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon introduced legislation to ensure choice for patients and families seeking addiction treatment; Bill 99 Choice for Patients Seeking Addiction Treatment Act, 2017. “My legislation would require the Minister of Heath to publish an easily accessible and searchable list detailing the following information about substance abuse …

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