Feb 16th 2017 Ministry of Education Must Step Up for Rural Schools

CORNWALL – Following an outpouring of community support for rural education, the Upper Canada District School Board amended its proposals for pupil accommodation to preserve a number of the schools previous slated for closure.  The revised plan still recommends the closure of the secondary component of Rothwell-Osnabruck.  The loss of South Stormont’s only secondary school […]

Jan 26th 2017 Petition – Reform the Justice System in Ontario

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:   WHEREAS   In 2015 Ontario had, at 43.8%, the highest rate in Canada of charges withdrawn, stayed or otherwise removed prior to a trial, and WHEREAS   this situation causes significant costs to be incurred by the legal system, corrections, the individuals facing the charges and the general public whose […]

Jan 24th 2017 Small Game Hunting Regulations Are Changing

CORNWALL – Area hunters in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry are encouraged to provide the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry with feedback regarding proposed changes to hunting seasons affecting our area.   Until January 31st, Ontarians may comment on the proposed simplification of hunting seasons across the Province by visiting the Environmental Registry posting at or […]

Jan 20th 2017 Community Encouraged to Respond to UCDSB Survey

CORNWALL – During the latest round of community pre-budget consultations, participants highlighted that Upper Canada District School Board will base their decision regarding the Pupil Accommodation Review on the results of an online and paper survey it is conducting in the community. MPP Jim McDonell encourages all residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry to visit the Board’s […]

Jan 16th 2017 Recognize Your Volunteers!

CORNWALL – Ontario’s Volunteer Services Awards program is again accepting nominations until January 25th, 2017 and MPP Jim McDonell encourages all local service organizations to nominate and recognize their volunteers.   “Volunteering brings the community together around our common values of service, sharing and caring” said MPP McDonell. “Local residents help Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry thrive by […]

Jan 6th 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations in SDSG!

Read the Summary of Recommendations

Dec 2nd 2016 North Stormont Residents Voice Discontent Over Wind Project

CORNWALL – Residents of North Stormont opposed to the development of the Nation Rise industrial wind project delivered thousands of hand-signed letters addressed to the Premier of Ontario, the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, to the office of MPP Jim McDonell today.   “The Nation Rise wind project was approved by the Independent Electricity System Operator despite […]

Nov 30th 2016 Government Policies a Bad Deal for Patients, Unemployed and Road Users

QUEEN’S PARK – The Auditor-General of Ontario released her Annual Report today, bringing to light numerous examples of bad or non-existent value for money delivered to Ontarians by government programs. Among the Auditor-General’s findings were the following:   Only half of hospital patients were triaged and assigned to a ward within 8 hours; for many, the […]

Nov 28th 2016 Monthly Column – Credibility of Government Once Again at Stake

The alleged bribery investigation surrounding the Sudbury by-election reignited earlier this month with furor. Pat Sorbara, the former deputy chief of staff to Premier Wynne and Gerry Lougheed Jr, a political operative and fundraiser in Sudbury, were officially charged with violating the Elections Act. They allegedly offered a previous Liberal candidate a public appointment in […]

Nov 21st 2016 Communities Rally Against School Closures

QUEEN’S PARK – Residents from across the province came together for a rally at the Ontario Legislature on Monday demanding the Government stop the planned closure of hundreds of rural schools across Ontario.   “Six hundred schools are on the chopping block across the Province” MPP McDonell stated. “This isn’t just a local issue – […]

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