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Nov 7th 2013 Ontarians to pass $20,000 per capita debt threshold in 2014

QUEEN’S PARK – “Finance Minister Sousa’s Fall Economic Statement was a perfect opportunity for the Liberals to show the Province they have a plan to bring Ontario back on track to prosperity” – said MPP Jim McDonell. “Instead we see, buried in the back pages of the accompanying booklet, that each and every Ontarian will […]

Nov 5th 2013 Five Years as a Have-Not Province Is Unacceptable – MPP Jim McDonell

QUEEN’S PARK – As the Wynne government’s Fall Economic Statement approaches, MPP Jim McDonell reminds us that this week marks the fifth anniversary of Ontario being designated a “have not” province.  The next fiscal year will be the 5th straight year Ontario has received equalization payments.   “From the economic engine of Canada and a […]

Nov 4th 2013 The Power Plant Fiasco

By Jim McDonell   Last month, the Ontario Auditor General confirmed what we have believed all along, that the cost to cancel the Oakville power plant was $815 million, substantially more than the $40 million that the Premier, Cabinet Ministers and Liberal staffers were claiming under oath.  When added to the Mississauga cancellation, this pushed […]

Oct 18th 2013 Kathleen Wynne Failing Ontario’s Young Workers

CORNWALL – The Ontario PC Caucus is calling Premier Wynne out on her government’s record on youth unemployment. “Ontario’s young people deserve a government that will open up opportunities, not one that drives up unemployment and makes empty promises,” said PC MPP Vic Fedeli, the Ontario PC Finance Critic. Despite promises contained in last year’s […]

Oct 10th 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Disappointed Bill 61 Failed to Pass

QUEEN’S PARK – By a vote of 27 to 46, a coalition of Liberal and NDP members worked to deny Second Reading to MPP Jim McDonell’s Bill 61, the Technical Standards and Safety Amendment Act, 2013. “I am disappointed because throughout the lengthy work on this Bill, I endeavored to balance stakeholders’ concerns with the […]

Oct 8th 2013 Auditor-General Pens Cost of Liberal Mismanagement at Over $1 Billion

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk confirms the cancellation of the Oakville gas plant will cost Ontarians in the order of $815 million. The report was released today.   “This latest energy scandal only adds to the $275 million cost of the cancelled Mississauga power plant,” said Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell. “Both […]

Oct 2nd 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Grills Minister on Waste

QUEEN’S PARK – During today’s Question Period, MPP Jim McDonell took the Minister of Finance to task over the un-budgeted $719 million expense for building the 2015 Pan-Am Games athletes’ village.   “No-one in Government appears to have any idea where this money will come from” – said MPP McDonell. “Estimates Committee has been stonewalled […]

Sep 30th 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Appointed PC Critic for Municipal Affairs & Housing

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell is pleased to be appointed as Ontario PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing in the recent shuffle. “I am excited to take on this new role in Tim Hudak’s Caucus” – said MPP Jim McDonell. “Ontario’s municipalities need a Government that will work with them as partners. They […]

Sep 12th 2013 Ontario PC’s Support Fairness Is A Two Way Street Act, Liberals and NDP Vote Against

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell joined the Ontario PC Caucus to vote in favour of MPP Jack MacLaren’s Private Member’s Bill 80, Fairness Is A Two-Way Street Act, 2013. If signed into law, the Bill would have imposed restrictions on Quebec-based workers and contractors bidding on contracts in Ontario, unless Quebec removes the unfair […]

Sep 3rd 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Attends NAPA Distribution Centre Grand Opening
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