Feb 26th 2016 Health Care Takes A Hit In 2016 Budget

CORNWALL – The 2016 Ontario Budget short-changes Ontarians on healthcare, MPP Jim McDonell said today.   “Pre-Budget Consultations Participants across the province and in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry described a health system that needs to be re-focused on the patients’ needs through immediate action, not words” MPP McDonell commented. “It is clear the Government never intended to […]

Feb 26th 2016 Liberal Budget Ignores Agriculture

CORNWALL – The Ontario Budget is reducing the agriculture Ministry’s budget from $943 million to $916 million.   “Year after year, this government ignores agriculture in the budget,” MPP McDonell stated. “This government delayed implementing the part of its local food initiative that would allow farmers to donate to food banks and now they are cancelling […]

Feb 25th 2016 Liberals Make Ontarians Pay for Government’s Mismanagement

QUEEN’S PARK – Seniors will have to pay 70% more for their drug plan deductible and the cost of filling prescriptions will rise by $1 across the board. These are just two of the provisions of the Ontario 2016 Budget.   “This Budget attempts to balance the books on the back of Ontarians”, MPP McDonell commented. […]

Feb 22nd 2016 MPP Hardeman Reminds Minister of Finance of Municipalities’ Needs

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Ernie Hardeman, PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing, delivered a letter to Finance Minister Charles Sousa regarding the Liberal Government’s record of cutting municipal support programs such as the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund and Connecting Links while expecting municipalities to increase taxation in order to make up the shortfall in anticipation […]

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 […]

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