Month: April 2017

News Release – Liberals Cooking the Book Leaves a $5 Billion Hole

(Queen’s Park)  –  Today, Sylvia Jones MPP reacted to the release of the 2017 Ontario budget. “The PC Party made several key asks of the Liberals for the 2017 budget including: taking action on the growing debt and ending the hydro crisis,” said Jones. “Since the Liberals took office in 2003, they have increased the …

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Weekly Column – Ontario Budget Needs to Address Pressing Issues

On April 27th, the Liberal government is set to announce its 2017 budget. The Progressive Conservative Caucus has several requests for the budget. First, the government needs to take action on the growing debt. Ontario’s debt is a staggering $300 billion, and according to the independent Financial Accountability Officer (FAO), the net debt is set …

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Weekly Column – Earth Day an Opportunity to Join Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge

Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge has a goal of planting millions of trees across Ontario. With Earth Day coming up on Saturday, April 22nd the Green Leaf Challenge is a great opportunity to celebrate nature and do something good for your local environment – as well as a great excuse to get outside for a few …

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News Release – Jones: Calls on the Minister to Address the Hospital Bed Shortage at Brampton Civic Hospital

(Queen’s Park)  –  Today, Sylvia Jones MPP from Dufferin-Caledon called on the Minister of Health and Long Term Care to address the hospital bed shortage at Brampton Civic Hospital. “My constituent Lorie Leckie contacted me after her daughter Jamie-Lee was forced to wait in a hallway for five days because there was no hospital bed …

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Weekly Column – Liberal Government Needs to Address the Growing Debt Burden

Ontario is the most indebted sub-national government in the world. No other state or province has as much debt as Ontario. The province’s debt now totals an astonishing $300 billion. We have seen the province’s debt more double from the original $138.8 billion when the Liberal government took office in 2003.  This is the largest …

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Weekly Column – 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

This Sunday, April 9th, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge in France. The significant World War 1 battle marked the first time four Canadian divisions fought together as a unified force and many historians believe it was a significant part of Canada becoming a nation.  The last Canadian infantry soldier …

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News Release – Jones: Questions Minister on Lack of Supports in School for Children with Exceptionalities

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones MPP, Dufferin-Caledon called on the Minister of Education to review special education funding as recommended in the report released by the Ontario Autism Coalition. “We all know about the challenges children with autism face when they transition into school. They sit on a waiting list for a psychological assessment …

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