Feb 6th 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Comments on Cash Store License Revocation

CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell, PC critic for Consumer Services is following the developing controversy surrounding Cash Store Financial. MPP McDonell commented: “The payday lending industry serves many Ontarians that feel financial strain. In such situations, a consumer is under extreme pressure. This is why we require very clear laws, a concerted effort […]

Feb 4th 2013 Return Date Finally Set

By Jim McDonell Just over a week ago, Kathleen Wynne was chosen as the new leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, and by default, our next Premier. Ms. Wynne has announced that she will recall the legislature on February 19, just over four months after it was prorogued by Dalton McGuinty to stop the further […]

Feb 1st 2013 Liberals Have Failed Rural Ontario

NAVAN – Today, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry PC MPP Jim McDonell and Nepean-Carleton PC MPP Lisa MacLeod joined with Glengarry-Prescott-Russell’s PC candidate Roxane Villeneuve-Robertson and farmers from the area who are angry at the Liberal Government for failing to care about rural Ontario. “The Liberal Government simply has no interest in rural Ontario,” MacLeod said. “This has […]

Jan 27th 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Congratulates New Premier, Demands Legislature Re-Opens

CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell congratulates Kathleen Wynne on winning the leadership of the Liberal Party of Ontario and highlights the need to get the Legislature back to work as soon as possible. “I join Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Caucus in sincerely congratulating Ms Wynne on her victory. She inherits a […]

Jan 24th 2013 Ontario PCs Focus on Preparing Students for the Future

CORNWALL – The Ontario PC Caucus released today a White Paper on education entitled Paths to Prosperity: Preparing Students for the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century. It contains proposals to improve student achievement in mathematics and sciences, as well as ensuring Ontario students learn key skills and attitudes for modern life, such as financial literacy. […]

Jan 22nd 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Welcomes Hwy 401 Improvements

CORNWALL – The federal and provincial governments are jointly funding improvements to the Cornwall Centre Road bridges over Highway 401. The project will utilize heavy-lift technology, which will shorten road closures by half, to one construction season. Reached en route from meetings in Toronto, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell highlighted the importance of sound infrastructure […]

Jan 18th 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Meets with Second Street Site Patients

CORNWALL – Residents of the Second Street Rehabilitation Centre, located at the Cornwall General Hospital, are concerned about the prospect of the sale of the site and requested a meeting with Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell earlier this morning. MPP McDonell commented: “I want to hear all the perspectives on the matter and this meeting […]

Jan 17th 2013 Ontario PCs Release Social Assistance White Paper

CORNWALL – The Ontario PC Caucus released today their new White Paper called Paths to Prosperity – Welfare to Work. It outlines a vision to bring a greater number of Ontarians currently trapped in social assistance back into the workforce and provide greater opportunities for people with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives. Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP […]

Dec 12th 2012 Auditor-General Report Highlights Waste

QUEEN’S PARK – The Auditor-General of Ontario released his 2012 Annual Report earlier today, showing how certain Government programs and agencies can improve their services and operations, and bringing to light examples of unacceptable waste of taxpayer’s dollars. MPP Jim McDonell highlighted a recurring pattern: “Time and time again the Auditor-General exposes lack of project […]

Dec 6th 2012 Op-Ed: A New Deal for the Public Sector

Ontario is in a deep fiscal hole. Without urgent action, we’re staring at a $30 billion deficit, and a $411 billion debt, in just a couple of years. The Liberal government has no plan to deal with this. Instead we’ve lived through nine years of spending far more than we’ve been taking in, throwing money […]

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