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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 […]

Jun 5th 2013 Liberals Avoid Accountability by Cutting Debate Short

QUEEN’S PARK – On the day the Privacy Commissioner released her report highlighting the illegal destruction of Government records and e-mails to hide the truth over the huge waste of taxpayer’s money in the power plant cancellation, the Liberal Government cut short the debate on the Budget Bill through a closure motion with the support […]

Jun 5th 2013 McGuinty-Wynne Liberals Contemplate More User Fees for Ontarians

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell joined his PC Caucus colleagues in condemning the spending culture that is crippling the Government of Ontario, following the release of a confidential Treasury Board proposal containing numerous new and increased taxes. MPP McDonell commented: “The document contains almost 50 new fees that the Government is considering charging every […]

May 24th 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Addresses Physiotherapy Cuts Concerns

  CORNWALL – On May 23, MPP Jim McDonell hosted a Town Hall meeting at the Garden Villa in Chesterville, attracting a large crowd of seniors and industry stakeholders, to discuss the upcoming physiotherapy service cuts. MPP McDonell highlighted the Government’s lack of transparency on the matter: “These changes are done by regulation and therefore […]

May 23rd 2013 Liberals’ Gas Plant Stories Don’t Stack Up

CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell is calling for Premier Kathleen Wynne to return before the Justice Committee to account for contradictions between her version of the facts leading to the Mississauga and Oakville gas plant cancellations and the version given by numerous other witnesses, including senior civil servants. MPP McDonell commented: “Already, several political […]

May 21st 2013 NDP-Liberal Coalition a Rough Deal for Ontario

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell was not surprised by the announcement of an NDP-Liberal deal on the provincial budget: “The McGuinty-Wynne Liberals have demonstrated time and time again that they are desperate to cling to power at any cost. Whether it is cancelling power plants to save four seats or shutting down the Legislature, there […]

May 15th 2013 Liberal Government Can’t Be Trusted

QUEEN’S PARK – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell and the Ontario PC Caucus spoke up for accountability and integrity today by demanding the Government call forward a confidence motion in the Legislature. MPP McDonell commented: “The magnitude of the waste, deception and scandals this Government has presided over is outrageous. As the elected members of […]

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