Weekly Columns

Saving Money For the People of Dufferin-Caledon By Ending Drive Clean

A reoccurring frustration for me has been when governments do not assess and review programs to ensure they still provide value to the citizens we serve. There are few better examples of this than Ontario’s Drive Clean program. It no longer does the job it was intended to do. Drive Clean tests have become unnecessary …

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A local health care roundtable at Headwaters Health Care Centre

I had the opportunity to host our Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Christine Elliott recently at a roundtable at Headwaters Heath Care Centre (HHCC). Minister Elliott and I had a great discussion with many health care providers, front-line workers and emergency responders working throughout Dufferin-Caledon. It is clear that our community …

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Ontario Recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Day

On February 22nd, our government marked Human Trafficking Awareness Day to encourage dialogue, support survivors, and to honour the memory of those who we failed to protect. Raising awareness is an important part of protecting people from falling victim to human trafficking. We are proud of the great work done across the province to shed …

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Building a Connected Public Health Care System for the Patient

Many of us understand the stress when a loved one is ill – whether it’s finding appropriate long term care for a parent, accessing diagnosis or treatment for a child experiencing mental health challenges or home care as we recover at home. While there is no doubt that our hospital and health care professionals in …

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Fixing Health Care in Dufferin-Caledon

Our government inherited a broken health care system from the previous government. While the nurses, doctors, long-term care workers, and other health care professionals were working harder and harder, their jobs became tougher and tougher. The previous government built our health care system for bureaucracy, not for patients. Sadly, this has had frustrating and sometimes …

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Ontario government will not proceed with Schedule 10 in Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018

Bill 66 was introduced in the Ontario Legislature for first reading on December 6th, 2018. Included in the Bill were proposed changes to the Planning Act that would streamline the land use planning approvals process, specifically related to job creation. Additionally included in this Bill is our plan that is rooted in the five core …

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Making Post-Secondary Education More Affordable for Dufferin-Caledon Students

For the first time in Ontario, students at every publicly-assisted college and university will see their tuition rates drop by 10 percent thanks to a province-wide tuition rate reduction introduced by the Ontario government. The tuition rate reduction is the latest step in our government’s plan to keep more money in the pockets of Ontario …

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