Month: February 2018

Jones: Calls on New Minister of Health to Fix Failure in Long-Term Care

Queen’s Park – Today, the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Caucus and MPP Sylvia Jones, called on the newly appointed Minister of Health and Long Term Care to address the failure to provide adequate long term care for Ontario’s seniors. “I would like to share a heartbreaking story from a family in Dufferin-Caledon who were struggling …

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Sewage Bypass Reporting Act Needs to be Passed before the Election

Last year, I introduced a private members bill that would seek to address the issue of sewage bypassing in Ontario. Sewage bypasses occur when the capacity of a treatment plant is overwhelmed, normally due to heavy rain, which causes untreated or partially treated sewage to discharge into local waterways. This is primarily done to protect …

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News Release: Out of touch Liberals considering a congestion tax for Ontario drivers

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, PC Critic for Infrastructure Sylvia Jones and PC Critic for Transportation Michael Harris questioned the Minister of Transportation on the Wynne Liberals’ plan to cancel the environmental assessment of the GTA West Highway Corridor. Instead the Wynne Liberals are considering introducing a tax on drivers. “After a $14-million investment and over a decade …

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Financial Accountability Officer Shows Hydro One Sale Will Leave Ontarians Worse Off

According to the independent non-partisan Financial Accountability Officer (FAO), the Liberal’s partial sale of Hydro One will end up hurting Ontarians in the long run. The FAO said that the decision will cost Ontario taxpayers billions of dollars for several reasons. In the FAO’s most recent report titled Hydro One: Updated Financial Analysis of the …

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Weekly Column – Shelburne Deserves an Advanced Green

Anyone who drives through the Town of Shelburne knows that the intersection of Highway 10/89 and County Road 124 is overwhelmed. Frankly, the intersection has become a hazard to the safety of Shelburne residents and Ontarians passing through town. Shelburne residents deserve better, and that is why I am disappointed that so far the Liberal …

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News Release: Wynne Liberal decision to cancel GTA West Corridor a waste of money

(Orangeville) – Today, the Ontario PCs condemned the news of the Wynne Liberals’ cancellation of the Environmental Assessment of the GTA West Corridor. “The GTA West has been studied by the ministry for nearly a decade. Internal government documents, obtained by my office, reveal that the ministry has spent over $14 million studying the corridor, …

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News Release: Jones – Calls on New Minister of Transportation to Make Key Investments in Dufferin-Caledon

(Orangeville) – Today, Sylvia Jones sent several letters to the new Minister of Transportation, Kathryn McGarry urging her to address issues left unaddressed by her predecessor. “As the new Minister, I encouraged her to do what her predecessor failed to do: fulfill the broken promise for two-day all-way GO trains, make desperately needed safety improvements …

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Weekly Column – What I Heard at ROMA

In January I attended the annual Rural Ontario Municipalities Association (ROMA) Conference held in Toronto. The ROMA Conference is the annual meeting of rural municipalities from across Ontario which allows them to come together, discuss their concerns and share best practices. At this year’s conference, municipal delegations from across Ontario including councillors and staff from …

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News Release – New Parliamentary Assistant gets $16,000 raise with no Job Description

(Orangeville) – Today, Sylvia Jones reacted to the news of M.P.P. Liz Sandals appointment as the new Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure. A senior member of caucus, Liz Sandals had been removed from Cabinet on January 17th due to her impending retirement. “A role as Parliamentary Assistant (P.A.) comes with a $16,000 raise, …

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