Feb 7th 2014 Liberals and NDP Have No Plan for Jobs – MPP McDonell

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell continues to put pressure on the Government to implement a comprehensive jobs strategy. “Jobs are still leaving Ontario, yet Premier Wynne and the Liberals are yet to acknowledge the existence of a jobs crisis, let alone deliver a plan to bring us back to economic growth” – commented MPP McDonell. […]

Feb 3rd 2014 Column – Ontario Can Lead Again

By Jim McDonell Over the past few months, we seem to be seeing an increasing number of companies closing up shop and relocating to another province or state, taking their jobs with them.  The list is long and includes companies that have been doing business in our province for generations, such as Heinz and Kellogg’s.   […]

Jan 30th 2014 Economic Luncheon Highlights Need for Change

  CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry job creators and service providers gathered in Cornwall today to hear MPP Vic Fedeli and MPP Jim McDonell deliver a talk about the economic outlook for Ontario. “The current Government have presided over a decade of squandered opportunity” – said MPP Jim McDonell. “Under their watch, life for all Ontarians […]

Jan 23rd 2014 Fuel tax hike could be disaster for border towns

KINGSTON – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP and Opposition Consumer Services Critic Toby Barrett predicts more border hopping for cheap gas if there’s a hike at the pumps. “More expensive gas in Ontario – to pay for Toronto subways – by default means cheaper gas in the U.S. and more people buying product over the border,” Barrett said. […]

Jan 13th 2014 Hudak to Introduce “Million Jobs Act”

CORNWALL – Today Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak announced his upcoming Million Jobs Act, to be tabled at Queen’s Park when the Legislature reconvenes in February. “The Million Jobs Act is an important first step in returning Ontario to growth” – said Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell. “We offered the Wynne Liberal Government to clear […]

Jan 10th 2014 More Job Losses Unacceptable – MPP Jim McDonell

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell is troubled by the most recent job statistics for Ontario, which show 39,000 lost jobs for the month of December. “The New Year should be a time of celebration, however 39,000 families had to confront the reality of Ontario’s lack of jobs” – said MPP Jim McDonell. “The Wynne Liberal […]

Dec 17th 2013 Column – 2013 in Review

By Jim McDonell   There was a sense of anticipation as we waited for the new Premier to be selected by the Liberal party.  This process was initiated by the former Premier Dalton McGuinty, as he tried to quiet the outcry over two gas power plants that were cancelled to retain four Liberal seats in […]

Dec 3rd 2013 Liberals to Hike Energy Cost in Near Future – Again

QUEEN’S PARK– Yesterday, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli outlined the Province’s Long-Term-Energy Plan (LTEP), which committed Ontario to buying more surplus power from subsidized solar and wind sources.   “The Government is doubling down on the failed McGuinty policies that landed us with the highest hydro rates in North America,” said MPP Jim McDonell. “The Liberals’ […]

Dec 2nd 2013 More Ontario Job Losses in the News

By Jim McDonell Heinz is just the latest in a long list of large employers who are closing their facilities in Ontario, putting over 700 employees out of work.  Unfortunately, this is a tale that we are hearing far too often in Ontario.  These jobs are not disappearing, nor are they moving to another country; […]

Nov 14th 2013 Canada’s Debt Going Down While Ontario’s Continues to Climb

CORNWALL – “While the Federal government expects budget surpluses in the near future, the Ontario liberals continue their deficit spending and ignore the need to bring Ontario’s finances back on to a sustainable footing” – MPP Jim McDonell said today. “Ontario’s deficit will soon double that of the entire federal government. This threatens our ability […]

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