Month: August 2017

Weekly Column – What I Heard at the Association of Municipalities Ontario Conference

Last week, I attended the annual Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Conference; hosted this year in Ottawa. It was an excellent opportunity to meet with municipalities across Ontario, including the Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel to discuss their communities. As the Progressive Conservative Critic for the Ministry of Infrastructure, I know how …

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News Release – Meets with Municipalities at Association of Municipalities Ontario Conference

For Immediate Release August 16th, 2017 (Ottawa) – Yesterday, MPP Sylvia Jones, Dufferin-Caledon wrapped up her participation at the annual Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Conference. “I was pleased to have met with many municipalities including the Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel to discuss their communities,” said Jones. “As the Progressive Conservative …

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Weekly Column: Government Advertising Nearly Doubles Before the Election Year

It is almost impossible to avoid them: those hydro ads telling you how the Liberals have fixed the hydro crisis. These radio and online ads are paid for by your tax dollars. They are literally, the government spending your money to convince you that their years of hydro mismanagement are now fixed by a short-term …

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Weekly Column: Energy Costs Continue to Rise and Hydro Continues to be Mismanaged

Recent events continue to remind us of the government’s mismanagement of Ontario’s hydro system and that Ontarian taxpayers are paying more and getting less. First, Siemens, a wind turbine blade manufacturer announced it was closing its doors in Tilsonburg, meaning 340 jobs lost. Next, the Fraser Institute released a report showing that Ontario’s electricity rates …

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News Release – Disaster Recovery Assistance Activated in Mono and Grand Valley

(Orangeville) – Yesterday the Ministry of Municipal Affairs informed M.P.P. Sylvia Jones that the Disaster Assistance for Ontarians Program was activated in parts of Mono and Grand Valley. The program is activated to help cover the costs of cleaning, repairing and replacing essential property after a natural disaster. “I have received calls from residents affected …

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Weekly Column – Bill 141 Would Ensure Public is Notified of Sewage Bypasses

On May 31st, I introduced a private members bill, Bill 141 – The Sewage Bypass Reporting Act, 2017. Sewage bypasses occur when the capacity of a treatment plant is overwhelmed, usually by heavy rain. This causes untreated or partially treated sewage to discharged into local waterways. In 2006, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) estimated that …

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