Month: December 2017

News Release – $14 Million Spent on Incomplete Environmental Assessment of GTA West Corridor

(Queen’s Park) –Sylvia Jones MPP Dufferin-Caledon questioned the Minister of Transportation on the details of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request that revealed that since 2007, the government has spent $14.5 million on an incomplete environment assessment and the expert review panel of the GTA West Corridor. In an unprecedented move the Ministry of Transportation …

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Weekly Column- Auditor General Highlights Liberals’ waste, mismanagement, and poor oversight

On December 6th, Ontario’s Auditor General released her largest annual report with 1,079 pages in two volumes.  The report focuses on value-for-money audits as well as measures for the government to improve its accountability. The Auditor General is an independent and non-partisan officer of the Legislative Assembly. The Auditor General raised concerns with the government’s …

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News Release: New Labour Law Will Hurt Families Supporting Family Members with Disabilities

(Queen’s Park) – Sylvia Jones MPP, questioned the government on the impact of the changes to labour laws. Community Living Ontario which represents 99 Community Living Organizations across Ontario has said that the changes will result in a 25% reduction in the number of hours of support for families supporting a family member with disabilities. …

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News Release: Jones – Calls on Premier to Match Historic Commitment to Mental Health Services

(Queen’s Park) – Sylvia Jones, questioned the Premier on a Globe and Mail article which reported that that the majority mental health patients do not see a psychiatrist within 6 months of being treated in an emergency room. “This morning’s Globe and Mail article reinforced what many of us have known for years. If you …

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News Release: $17.4 Million Spent on Partisan Government Advertising

“According to the Auditor General’s 2017 report, the Wynne Liberals spent $17.4 million on partisan government advertising. The Auditor has said that the primary goal of these ads were to “foster a positive impression of the government party.” These include a $3 million infrastructure campaign which the auditor said were, “self-congratulatory and aimed at ensuring …

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News Release: Consultation Begins on Organic Standard in Ontario

(Queen’s Park) –Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon invited organic producers and consumers to participate in Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) consultations on creating an organic standard in Ontario. Consultation dates are: In person at OMAFRA Field Offices date: December 5th, 2017 9:30am-11:30am Locations: Toronto, Ridgetown, Woodstock, Brighton, Kemptville, Guelph, Vineland, Sturgeon Falls, Sault …

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