Month: November 2017

Weekly Column – Liberal Government Undermining Democracy by Cutting Debate on Omnibus Cannabis Legislation

Last week, the Liberal government once again demonstrated that they have no interest in creating legislation that reflects the voice of the Ontarians. The government introduced its cannabis legislation, Bill 174, as an omnibus bill with limited public consultation and they have now limited debate. This omnibus bill contains substantial and significant unrelated public policy …

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News Release – Ontario PCs’ $1.9 Billion Mental Health Commitment

(Queen’s Park) –Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon questioned the Deputy Premier on the mental health crisis in Ontario and called on the Liberal government to match the Ontario PC’s commitment to invest $1.9 billion in mental health services, the largest investment in mental health in Canadian provincial history. “Ontario has a gap in its health care …

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Nominations Open for Leading Women/Leading Girls Awards

(Orangeville) – The Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Program is now accepting nominations from women and girls who have made a difference in their community. Nominations are submitted to local MPPs and then sent to the Minister of the Status of Women. “I encourage individuals, schools, community groups and organizations to nominate a deserving …

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News Release – Jones – Organic Legislation Passes Second Reading

(Dufferin-Caledon) – Today, Bill153: Organic Products Act, 2017 passed second reading. Bill 153 is co-sponsored legislation between NDP MPP Peter Tabuns and PC MPP Sylvia Jones. The Bill would ensure consumer confidence in organic products by requiring that all organic products sold in Ontario have been certified. “The Federal government adopted the Canada Organic Standard …

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Jones – Government Limiting Childcare Choices for Families

(Dufferin-Caledon) – Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP questioned the Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care about the report from the Globe and Mail that the government will be restricting families’ access to afterschool programs. “Parents in Ontario are constantly struggling to find affordable child care options,” said Jones. “And yet a Globe and Mail …

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Weekly Column – Liberal Government Abandons its Responsibility to Ontario’s Seniors

In the last two weeks I have debated three motions and proposed legislation regarding the state of health care in Ontario. This speaks to the growing concern Ontarians have over the care their loved ones are receiving. More specifically I am hearing many concerns from residents of Dufferin-Caledon about the state of long-term care. Seniors …

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News Release – Jones – Questions the Premier on Mental Health Supports

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP led off question period by questioning the Premier on not providing the necessary resources to frontline police officers to deal with the mental crisis across Ontario. “In 2015, London Police Service revealed that mental health calls accounted for 15% of their entire budget. Windsor police report they respond …

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News Release: Government’s Economic Plan is Leaving Ontarians Behind

(Queen’s Park) –MPP Sylvia Jones, PC critic for the Ministry of Infrastructure reacted to the Liberal’s Fall Economic Statement. “The government’s fall economic statement continues the Liberal’s track record of reckless spending and making life more expensive for families and businesses,” said Jones. “The independent non-partisan officer of the Legislature, the Financial Accountability Officer’s recent …

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Weekly Column – Human Trafficking and the Girl Next Door

Human trafficking is a criminal offence which involves harboring, recruiting and transporting an individual for the purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation. When someone thinks of “Human Trafficking” they may imagine crimes taking place outside of Ontario and involving individuals smuggling young men and women into Canada from outside the country. What we …

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News Release – Jones: Time for Liberals to Act on Hallway Medicine Crisis in Brampton

(Orangeville) – Today, Sylvia Jones called on the Minister of Health to finally address the problem of hallway medicine in Brampton. “I have heard from constituents about the problems of hallway medicine at Brampton Civic in the past, but the revelation that over 4,000 patients between 2016 and 2017 were put on beds in the …

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