Month: July 2017

Weekly Column – What I Heard at Changing Workplaces Committee

The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Committee has been consulting on the government’s recent introduction of Bill 148. The proposed legislation would make substantial changes to the labour laws in the province of Ontario. The proposed changes include expanding personal emergency leave to 10 days including 2 paid days, expanding vacation time, changes …

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Weekly Column – Bill 120 Would Require Sexual Assault Law Training for Judicial Officers

Before the legislature returns in the fall, I wanted to highlight a private members bill that proposes to make a real difference for Ontarians. MPP Scott, PC Critic for Women’s Issues, introduced Bill 120 Mandatory Sexual Assault Law Training for Judicial Officers Act, 2017 on April 5th, 2017. If passed Bill 120 would require sexual …

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Weekly Column – Special Olympics Summer Games Coming to Peel Region

From July 13th to July 16th, Peel Region will be hosting the province of Ontario’s Special Olympics Summer Games. Each province and territory hosts its own Games on a four year competition cycle, alternating between spring, summer and winter. The Games will feature Track and Field, Bocce, Soccer, Softball and Golf with more than 700 …

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NEWS RELEASE – JONES PARTICIPATES ON THE COMMITTEE FOR THE CHANGING WORKPLACES REVIEW

(Dufferin-Caledon) – Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017 (known as the Changing Workplaces review) was sent to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs and public hearings are taking place this week and next. From July 10th to the 14th, committee members are holding meetings in Thunder Bay, North Bay, Ottawa, Kingston …

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Weekly Column – Premier included on Witness List in Horse Breeder’s Case

Horseracing and equestrian sports have a long history in Canada and in Dufferin-Caledon. In fact July 1st 2017 marked the 250th anniversary of Canadian horse racing. In Dufferin-Caledon, there are many horse breeders and stables across the riding. This industry’s contribution to our community continued when the Caledon Equestrian Park played host to the 2015 …

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