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Sep 13th 2012 McGuinty Fumbles on Fiscal Restraint – MPP Jim McDonell

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell put the Government’s commitment to reining in deficit spending to the test today with a Private Member’s motion. The motion would have instructed the Government to enact an immediate broader public sector wage freeze and address the loopholes that allowed 98% of public sector managers to receive bonus pay. […]

Sep 11th 2012 More Frontline Patient Care, Fewer Bureaucrats: MPP Jim McDonell

“The health care system in Ontario today is complex, inefficient and difficult for patients to navigate. The ideal system would operate more like a smart phone, still complex, but simple to use because the designers have gotten the engineering right.” – Paths to Prosperity: Patient-Centred Health Care   QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario needs bold action […]

Aug 29th 2012 Jim McDonell Calls McGuinty Government to Task Over Wage Freeze

QUEEN’S PARK – Jim McDonell, MPP tabled a motion today that calls upon the McGuinty Government to impose a fair, across-the-board public sector wage and bonus freeze for at least two years. McDonell commented: “Dalton McGuinty talks restraint, but delivers more wasteful spending. The current debate over teacher’s compensation further proves this Government’s failure at […]

Aug 22nd 2012 MPP Garfield Dunlop visits Cornwall during his “Helping Ontarians Enter Skilled Trades” Tour

Today, Garfield Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North and PC Critic for Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Reform and Jim McDonell, MPP, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, held a roundtable discussion to hear concerns related to skilled trades with the Seaway Valley Construction & Trades Association. Among the issues discussed were the apprenticeship system, compulsory certification, proposed membership fees for […]

Aug 21st 2012 MPPs return to Queen’s Park, Wage Freeze Still a Priority

CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell will be heading to Toronto two weeks earlier than originally planned following the House being recalled to deal with teacher’s compensation legislation. Details of the upcoming Bill have now been posted on the Ministry of Education website. Jim McDonell commented: “I was expecting this recall, and look forward […]

Jul 31st 2012 Ontario Farmers Need Drought Help Now

CORNWALL – On Tuesday, Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP and PC Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs,  Lisa MacLeod, MPP for Nepean Carleton and Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, called on the McGuinty government to take action to help Ontario farmers who have been hit hard by the drought. “We know that some farmers […]

Jul 30th 2012 MPP Jim McDonell Announces Town Hall Meeting on Ontario Health Care

CORNWALL – Local doctors in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry will have the opportunity to share with the public their concerns with the Government’s plan to cut $338 million in funding from the provincial health care budget. Jim McDonell, MPP will host a public information meeting on the subject at Chateau Cornwall on August 7 and expects a […]

Jul 27th 2012 Ontario PCs Launch Agriculture Survey

CORNWALL – Today Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP and PC Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell announced that they are releasing a survey to look at steps the government should take to support farmers in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry and strengthen Ontario’s agriculture industry. “We are committed to working with farmers […]

Jul 27th 2012 COLUMN: ONTARIO PCs RELEASE PATHS TO PROSPERITY: FLEXIBLE LABOUR MARKET

Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets – is the second in a series of Ontario PC white papers and it offers bold new ideas to modernize Ontario’s labour laws, workplace regulations and government agencies. The paper proposes action in four key areas: giving the individual worker a choice whether to become or remain a union […]

Jul 23rd 2012 MPP Jim McDonell’s First Annual Summer Picnic a Success

Jim McDonell, MPP hosted his first Annual Summer Picnic on July 22 in Guindon Park. 200 participants enjoyed sausages, hamburgers and good company.  

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