Feb 15th 2013 ORNGE’s suppliers are going to jail; Premier must allow investigation – MPP Jim McDonell

CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell is calling on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to re-establish the parliamentary inquiries into the gas plant cancellations and the ORNGE air ambulance service following reports of the arrests in Italy on charges of international corruption of the former and current CEOs of Agusta Westland, whose questionable helicopter supply […]

Feb 11th 2013 MPP Jim McDonell Takes Second Street Hospital Site Issue to Legislature

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell is demanding that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care conduct a study on the future need of long-term care beds and community care in our region before any final decision is made on the future or sale of the Second Street site. “I have written to the Minister of […]

Feb 8th 2013 “Wynne Cannot Continue McGuinty’s Legacy of Failure” – MPP McDonell

CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell was disappointed to read the latest release from Statistics Canada, which showed 43,000 jobs lost in Ontario’s private sector in the month of January. MPP McDonell states: “I am very concerned by the incoming Premier’s repeated statement that she intends to continue the McGuinty legacy, which includes having […]

Feb 7th 2013 “It Is Time We Got the Healthcare Value We Pay For” – MPP McDonell

CORNWALL – As Ontario faces great fiscal challenges and patient outcomes in the healthcare system stagnate, the Ontario PC Caucus presents a new path to ensure Ontarians enjoy the best health and healthcare modern technology and approaches can offer. Titled “Paths to Prosperity – A Healthier Ontario”, the White Paper acknowledges the need for a […]

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 […]

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