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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
Aug 22nd 2013 GOTA And Local Contractors Show Support for Bill 80

  CORNWALL – Today, local contractors and the Greater Ottawa Truckers’ Association welcomed MPP Jim McDonell and MPP Jack MacLaren to Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry to discuss MPP MacLaren’s Bill 80, Fairness Is a Two-Way Street Act, 2013, during a demonstration at the Ontario-Quebec border on Highway 2. Originally introduced by the Harris Government in 1999, the […]

Jul 18th 2013 Paths to Prosperity – Advanced Manufacturing for a Better Ontario

MPP Jim McDonell welcomed the release of Paths to Prosperity – Advanced Manufacturing for a Better Ontario. This is the thirteenth in a series of Ontario PC White Papers outlining the PC strategy for returning Ontario to its rightful place as the economic engine of Canada. “Ontario has a highly skilled, very adaptable and quality […]

Jun 10th 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Introduces Labour Relations Bill

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell introduced his second Private Member’s Bill earlier today. Bill 94 addresses issues related to the determination of the size and composition of bargaining units, as well as certification procedures at the Ontario Labour Relations Board. MPP McDonell commented: “Labour relations in Ontario need to be based on three principles. […]

Jun 10th 2013 Information and Privacy Commissioner Finds Liberal record “Appalling”, OPP to investigate.

By Jim McDonell Last week, Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner reported back to the Legislature on her investigation into the release of information on the power plant cancellations.  She was requested by the opposition to look into the situation when the documents ordered released by the Speaker were heavily redacted and clearly incomplete […]

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