Month: March 2018

News Release – Jones: Reintroduces Legislation to Make Sewage Bypass Occurrences Public

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones MPP Dufferin-Caledon re-introduced legislation to require the Ministry of Environment to publish within 24 hours instances of sewage bypasses into local waterways; the Sewage Bypass Reporting Act. The prorogation of the legislature on March 15th means that all legislation needs reintroduced to begin the legislative process again. “Municipalities already …

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News Release – Jones: Questions Minister on Broken Bolton GO Train Promise

(Queen’s Park) –  Today, Sylvia Jones, M.P.P. Dufferin-Caledon questioned the Liberal Minister of Transportation on two broken infrastructure promises related to Dufferin-Caledon. In 2007 the Liberal’s announced their MoveOntario 2020 plan would include a Bolton GO train. Ten years later, Metrolinx released is draft version of the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan, which pushed back a …

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News Release – Jones: Reintroduces Legislation to Stop Taxpayer Funded Partisan Ads

(Queen’s Park)  –  Today, Sylvia Jones reintroduced legislation to restore the Auditor General’s ability to stop the government spending tax dollars on partisan advertising, the End the Public Funding of Partisan Government Advertising Act, 2018. The prorogation of the legislature on March 15th means that all legislation needs reintroduced and run through the legislative process …

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Weekly Column – Proroguing and Throne Speech Shows a Liberal Government Out of Ideas

On Thursday March 15th, the Liberal government prorogued the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and announced that there would be a throne speech on Monday March 19th. Essentially, the government has decided to use a legislative trick so they can get free publicity from the Lieutenant Governor and dominate debate for the next week. By proroguing …

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Weekly Column – Government Hiking Fees by 8% is Costing Ontarians and Businesses More

The Wynne Liberal Government has raised 90 service fees which will cost Ontarians about eight percent more than last year. According to the independent non-partisan Financial Accountability Officer, this is primarily due to a 12 per cent increase in vehicle and driver registration fee revenue. Currently the province chargers over 400 service, license and permit …

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Jones: Calls on Minister of Health to Make Investments in Mental Health

Queen’s Park – Today, all members of the Progressive Conservative (PC) Caucus used their time in Question Period to highlight the failing mental health system in Ontario. Later today, the PC Caucus will put forward a motion for the Liberals to address the mental health system by making much needed investments. MPP Sylvia Jones called …

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Weekly Column – Share Your Long-Term Care Stories with Us

After 14 years of inadequate funding for home care and long-term care, I regularly hear from residents of Dufferin-Caledon who are seeking help in either finding a bed in a long-term-care home or accessing a personal support worker. Last week I asked the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care about the story of a local …

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