Feb 17th 2016 MPP McDonell Submits Local Pre-Budget Feedback to Minister of Finance

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell presented Minister of Finance Charles Sousa with a summary of recommendations gathered during local Pre-Budget Consultations held in Cornwall and Morrisburg on February 9th  and with all our municipal councils.   “The local community came together to voice their concerns and requests from the upcoming provincial Budget,” MPP McDonell […]

Jan 22nd 2016 MPP McDonell Launches Petition for MTO Service Guarantee

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell is responding to numerous complaints from constituents against the Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) medical review delays by launching a petition to impose a reasonable service guarantee for Ontario drivers waiting to be re-instated.   “A license is suspended immediately upon the Ministry being notified that someone’s condition may make them […]

Jan 15th 2016 Join Local Pre-Budget Discussions!

On February 9th, MPP Jim McDonell hosted two pre-budget consultations in Morrisburg and Cornwall to hear proposals for the 2016 Ontario Budget from local businesses, organizations and residents. Click here to view the Summary of Recommendations.

Jan 15th 2016 MPP McDonell Requests Local Input for 2016 Ontario Budget

CORNWALL – The 2016 round of Pre-Budget Consultations by the Government of Ontario will not hold an official hearing in Cornwall as it did in 2015, however MPP Jim McDonell is determined to ensure local concerns are heard by the Ministers and departments drafting the budget documents and accompanying legislation.  This is an opportunity to […]

Jan 13th 2016 Liberals Should Hit the Pause Button in Light of New Neonics Study

CORNWALL- New evidence published by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) indicates that the Liberal Government’s blanket ban on neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics), supposedly enacted in order to tackle bee mortality, was not warranted.   “Bee mortality has seen a strong decline even before the Liberals took any action” MPP McDonell commented. “According to an […]

Jan 11th 2016 MPP McDonell Encourages Local Volunteer Recognition

CORNWALL – The Volunteer Service Award program recognizes Ontarians who contribute to their local community through volunteering. Over the years, the program has recognized over 200,000 Ontarians for their work.   “Community organizations rely on volunteers in order to serve fellow residents” MPP McDonell commented. “Without volunteers, many of the amazing groups and agencies that […]

Jan 6th 2016 Pre-Budget Hearing Deadline Approaches

CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry residents who wish to present at the 2016 pre-budget hearings being held by the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs need to apply to do so this week, MPP Jim McDonell said today.   The deadline to appear in person or to present to one of the hearings […]

Dec 2nd 2015 Auditor-General Exposes Culture of Backroom Deals and Recklessness

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s Auditor-General Bonnie Lysyk released her Annual Report earlier today. The report covered several Government departments, including social assistance, energy, child protection and Service Ontario.  Throughout the report, the Auditor-General highlights how the Government awarded contracts and funding without the public’s knowledge, without a competitive bidding process and without any accountability measures […]

Dec 1st 2015 Public and Political Outrage Force Liberals’ U-Turn on Land Transfer Tax

QUEEN’S PARK – Weeks of advocacy work by PC MPP Steve Clark, the Ontario Real Estate Association and Ontarians outraged by the prospect of a planned expansion of the Municipal Land Transfer Tax have forced a dramatic U-turn from the Liberal Government.   Earlier in Question Period, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing reversed […]

Nov 30th 2015 Column – Where Did the Money Go?

By Jim McDonell   The Ontario Liberals’ shenanigans continue to surprise even their biggest skeptics. Government messages are scripted to deliver an image of high moral ground, as leaks and documents reveal quite the opposite.   The Hydro One sale is a case in point. The story line is all about securing funds to build […]

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