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Jul 20th 2012 Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee; Local Citizens Honoured With Prestigious Diamond Jubilee Medal

CORNWALL – Jim McDonell, MPP hosted a ceremony to award the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 14 deserving citizens from Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry who have made exceptional contributions to their community. Recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal are citizens nominated by the community who have made exceptional and significant contributions to their local […]

Jul 18th 2012 Action by Elections Ontario Appreciated, Consumers Encouraged to be Proactive

CORNWALL – Voters’ data in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry may have been compromised in the significant data leak from Elections Ontario. The information includes names, addresses, dates of birth and whether or not the elector voted in the past election. Jim McDonell, MPP commented: “This is a serious and unacceptable data breach. Although they do not know […]

Jul 13th 2012 Liberals Pick Mississauga Seats Over Nurse Practitioners

CORNWALL – On Wednesday, Energy Minister Chris Bentley admitted to the Legislative Estimates Committee that the rushed cancellation of a gas-fired power plant in Mississauga, mere days before the October 6 election, was ordered by the Liberal campaign office and will cost Ontario taxpayers at least $180 million. This includes only costs that cannot be […]

Jun 27th 2012 Ontario PC’s release Flexible Labour Markets White Paper

CORNWALL – Jim McDonell, MPP welcomes today’s release of the second instalment of the Ontario PC Paths to Prosperity plan to put the Province back on track to economic growth. The Flexible Labour Markets white paper outlines the essential steps that must be taken to reform Ontario’s labour market and free both employers and employees […]

Jun 14th 2012 MPP Grant Crack Fights to Keep Taxpayers in the Dark About the Costs of Cancelled Power Plants

QUEEN’S PARK – Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry is disappointed to learn that Grant Crack, MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, along with other Liberal members, is obstructing the work of the Legislature’s Estimates Committee. The Committee has a mandate to question the Ministry of Energy over its expenditure estimates for the fiscal year 2012 and PC […]

May 23rd 2012 McDonell Receives French Language Services Petition

Local MPP Jim McDonell received a petition today from Language Fairness For All, a local group that seeks to draw attention to perceived unfairness in language-based hiring practices at Cornwall Community Hospital and the application of the French Language Services Act in general. The Act designates certain areas of Ontario as requiring the availability of […]

May 10th 2012 Open Up the Whole Condo Act

Jim McDonell, MPP, PC Critic for Consumer Services was pleased to speak in the Assembly to Rosario Marchese’s Bill 72, a Private Member’s Bill that would  revise many aspects of condominium ownership. McDonell commented: “The last major revision to the Condominium Act occurred in 1998. The industry has changed dramatically and there are issues that […]

Apr 26th 2012 A “Negative” Outlook Means Ontario is on the Wrong Path

Rating agency Standard & Poor’s highlighted how dented their confidence is in the Liberal Government’s fiscal management, by setting the credit outlook on Ontario’s debt as “negative”. S&P cited “continued weak budgetary and debt metrics” as one reason for their downgrade – they don’t find the Government’s numbers, forecasts or economic measurements credible. Local MPP […]

Apr 24th 2012 McGuinty Budgeting for Trouble

The NDP hammered out an eleventh-hour deal with the governing Liberals to allow the McGuinty Government to pass the 2012 Budget. Jim McDonell, MPP was not surprised: “Both parties have an appetite for tax-and-spend policies and we can see it in the details of the deal that were made available. The additional $1 billion (estimate) […]

Apr 24th 2012 Video – Shurman debunks the 2012 Liberal Budget
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