Month: June 2017

Weekly Column – Celebrate Canada’s 150 in Dufferin-Caledon

July 1st marks Canada’s 150th birthday. It will be an historic weekend to celebrate our history and look forward to our future. Communities and organizations across Dufferin-Caledon have embraced the Canada 150 spirit and are hosting events throughout the riding. Downey’s Farm on Heartlake Road in Caledon is hosting their Canada Day Celebrations and Strawberry …

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Weekly Column – Ombudsman Opening an Investigation into the Ministry of Transportation’s Handling of Driver’s Licences

On May 24th, Ontario’s Ombudsman, Paul Dubé announced he was opening an investigation into how the Ministry of Transportation communicates licence suspensions and reinstatements to drivers. The Ombudsman is an independent office of the Legislature who investigates complaints by the public about the government’s services. According to the Ombudsman “we have heard from drivers who …

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Weekly Column – Cabinet Documents Show High Hydro Rates Will Return After the Election

On May 11th, it was revealed through an internal Liberal cabinet document that hydro rates will continue to skyrocket after the 2018 election. We also know from the independent Financial Accountability Officer, Ontario’s budget watchdog, that this Liberal hydro hoax could cost billions. In fact, while the government is providing short term relief of $24 …

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News Release – Jones: Questions Premier on Failing to Investigate Wind Turbine Noise Complaints

(Queen’s Park) – On June 1, Sylvia Jones MPP Dufferin-Caledon questioned the Premier on the government’s history of not investigating wind turbine noise complaints, after a Global News article revealed that the Minister of Environment ignored thousands of complaints between 2006 and 2014. “It is no surprise to me to learn from Global that the …

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