Weekly Columns

Dufferin Federation of Agriculture (DFA) Working with Dufferin County to Expand Capacity for Local Farmers

Something that makes me proud to serve as MPP Dufferin-Caledon is the incredible agriculture sector we have in our community and across the province. It is the hard work, dedication and innovation of our farmers, agri-businesses and agri-food workers who have helped keep food on grocery store shelves and family dinner tables at this critical …

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COVID-19 Updates

I’m sure you can appreciate my office is receiving a large volume of e-mails and phone calls outlining various concerns and questions about this evolving situation and its impacts on specific individual situations and our country. We have been working as quickly as possible to respond to everyone. Given the volume of inquiries and vast …

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Thanking Small Business in Dufferin-Caledon

Throughout the COVID-19 health emergency, businesses across Ontario have had to endure a significant burden. Whether it was having to close their doors or staying open as an essential workplace, retooling to produce much needed equipment and supplies, or adapting to meet the health and safety needs necessary for reopening, business owners have been ready …

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Ontario Drives Transformational Change to Support Racialized Students

Following a year of consultation and community engagement by Ontario’s Ministry of Education, our government recently announced major changes to the education system that will support Black, Indigenous and racialized students. To that end, we are eliminating discretionary suspensions for students in Junior Kindergarten up to Grade 3, beginning in the upcoming school year, while …

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Celebrating Canada Day: A Canada Quiz

Happy Canada Day, Dufferin-Caledon! Although the ongoing health emergency means that we cannot celebrate with the usual in-person fanfare of the occasion, but it is still an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate what makes us uniquely Canadian. In the 153 years since Canada’s confederation, and indeed from the history of our …

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Continuing Learning and Recognizing Student Achievement During COVID-19

Last week, our government announced the closure of all schools until the end of June 2020. This wasn’t an easy decision, but we know it was the right decision based on protecting the health and safety of children, families and our community. I am sure that many students are feeling sadness over not being able …

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Thanking Our First Responders in the Age of COVID-19

May is host to a number of events and recognition weeks to honour the work and sacrifices of Ontario’s dedicated first responders. The month began with First Responders Day, a day proclaimed in Ontario to honour all those who work tirelessly to keep us safe in all manner of emergencies, including police officers, firefighters, military …

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