Apr 19th 2012 McDonell Speaks for Tenants

Jim McDonell, MPP rose to speak in the Assembly on Monday and Tuesday on Bill 19, a proposed law that would amend the Residential Tenancies Act. If passed, it would set the maximum rent increase guideline at 2.5% annually. “This Bill plays politics with vulnerable tenants” – McDonell said. The actual average rent increase of […]

Apr 11th 2012 Toward a Real Jobs Plan For Ontario

“PC Leader Tim Hudak (has) said that without any serious spending cuts, job creation plan or mandatory wage freeze, his party simply couldn’t accept the Liberal plan.” – The Toronto Sun, April 4, 2012 With new StatsCan numbers showing Ontario’s unemployment rate higher than the national average for the 63rd consecutive month – and no […]

Mar 29th 2012 Province Needs Jobs and Growth

On Tuesday, March 27, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell entered the provincial Budget lock-up, expecting to see a plan for creating jobs and ensuring economic growth. McDonell could not hide his disappointment with this year’s Budget which has spending up over $1.8 billion and no appreciable reduction in last year’s horrendous deficit of $15.3 billion. […]

Mar 27th 2012 This Budget is Weak

Jim McDonell, MPP expected greater vision and determination from the McGuinty Government in tackling Ontario’s spending crisis. “We see a Budget with no plan for jobs and no moves to contain spending. Expenditures are rising in more than half of the ministries; up almost two billion dollars from last year’s Budget. Our deficit is now […]

Mar 2nd 2012 McDonell stands up for employers

Jim McDonell MPP stood up for Ontario’s job creators, our businesses, by voting with the PC Caucus to reduce Ontario’s corporate tax rate. “Businesses in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry would create much-needed jobs if we gave them the opportunity”, McDonell said. The Ontario Legislature voted today on an Opposition Day Motion by PC Leader Tim Hudak, which […]

Feb 28th 2012 McGuinty Playing Win-Lose Economics with Alberta

Jim McDonell, MPP was not surprised by the recent criticism of Alberta’s oil sands industry by Premier Dalton McGuinty: “The Government is so focused on spending, that they won’t even take time to read Don Drummond’s report, their own handpicked consultant, that’s telling them that they have a spending problem that must be fixed. Alberta […]

Feb 26th 2012 McDonell provides clarity on his position on hiring practices at Cornwall Community Hospital

After reading the editorial in today’s Standard Freeholder, I want to offer further clarity regarding Cornwall Community Hospital and my position on resolving an issue that relates to both the health and tolerance of our community. Over the past number years, the issue of employment equity has been brewing in the community and has erupted […]

Feb 23rd 2012 At Last, Committees Allowed to Work!

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell was very pleased to learn of his appointment to the Standing Committee on Government Agencies. The Committee is tasked with overseeing and reviewing appointments to Crown Corporations and various Government agencies, as well as holding those entities to account on administration and policy. “I look forward to working with my […]

Feb 22nd 2012 A Government in Denial

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell is disappointed with McGuinty’s government over their handling of the Drummond Report aftermath. “We were told for months to wait for the report, now McGuinty is telling the  House to wait until the budget. Ontario cannot afford that. The Government is staunchly refusing to acknowledge the importance and scope of […]

Nov 1st 2011 MPP Report – Getting settled into the new role

It’s been almost a month since the election, and it has been nonstop with the election cleanup, trips to Toronto for orientation, caucus meetings, and looking for accommodations and office space. My riding office opened this past week, temporarily at Jim Brownell’s former Montreal Road office, and we are open for business, setting up the […]

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