Sep 19th 2016 MPP Jim McDonell to Debate Motion for Ontario Drivers

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell will stand up for all Ontario drivers this Thursday. During Private Members’ Business time in the Legislature, he will call forward the following motion for debate: In the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Transportation should institute a five business day service guarantee for re-instating drivers’ licenses suspended […]

Sep 15th 2016 Ontario Giving Away Billions of Dollars in Energy

QUEEN’S PARK – Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown is standing up for Ontarians fed up with their outrageous electricity bills and challenging the Premier to stop Ontario’s continued off-loading of excess electricity to competing jurisdictions below its production cost. This practice is resulting in billions of dollars in losses to Ontario ratepayers and […]

Sep 12th 2016 New Gloss – Same Old Liberals

QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario Government set the agenda for the new legislative session in its Speech From the Throne following a brief prorogation last week. The Throne Speech contained references to childcare spaces, HST rebates on home electricity bills, health spending and infrastructure. “The Liberals’ promises are just smoke and mirrors” MPP McDonell said. […]

Aug 23rd 2016 Life More Unaffordable for Motorists Under Liberals – MPP Jim McDonell

CORNWALL – Ontarians will pay more to renew their license plate stickers beginning September 1st. “The Liberal Government is forcing Ontarians to pay for over a decade of mismanaged public finances” MPP McDonell stated. “Since 2003, the Liberals have doubled the amount of taxes and fees they collect from us, yet they have nothing to […]

Aug 11th 2016 MPP Jim McDonell Demands Action on Unaffordable Electricity Rates

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell is calling on the Ontario Government to take immediate action regarding the skyrocketing cost of electricity in Ontario.   “I have launched a petition calling upon the Liberal Government to come to their senses and stop their failed energy policies that have driven electricity costs to unaffordable levels, forcing many […]

Jul 26th 2016 Ontario’s Debt Now Over $300 Billion

CORNWALL – According to fiscal projections released by the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation, Ontario’s total provincial debt surpassed the $300 billion mark on Monday. By the Financial Accountability Officer’s estimates the debt will grow to $350 billion by 2020.   “The Liberal Government has mortgaged our Province’s future with nothing to show for it,” MPP Jim […]

Jun 28th 2016 Public Outcry Forces Liberal Backpedal on Autism Funding Cuts

CORNWALL – Following months of relentless advocacy by the Ontario Autism Coalition, parents, charities, and opposition parties, the Ontario Government reinstated direct Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) therapy funding for families of autistic children over the age of five.  Earlier this year, the Government had removed direct IBI funding for all children over the age of […]

Jun 8th 2016 MPP McDonell Tables Motion to Make Life Easier for Ontarians Applying for ID

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell (PC Critic – Government & Consumer Services) tabled a motion in the Legislature today asking the Government to reverse course on recent policy changes that resulted in many Ontarians having unwanted names printed on their provincial ID documents such as health cards.   “Many Ontarians go by a name […]

Jun 7th 2016 Op-Ed: Payday Lending Addresses a Credit Market Failure

By Jim McDonell   The Ontario Government has called a vote for the Second Reading of Bill 156, the Alternative Financial Services Statute Law Amendment Act. The Bill changes the framework within which collections agencies, payday lenders, cheque cashing services and lease-to-own providers operate.   Few could argue that the fees and costs incurred by users […]

Jun 6th 2016 MPP McDonell Pleased Service Ontario Offices to Remain Open – For Now

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell (PC Critic – Government & Consumer Services) is pleased that the planned closure of nine Service Ontario locations has been put on hold pending further review.   “Local communities came out in force against this plan,” MPP McDonell stated. “Hundreds of constituents signed petitions to save their local Service […]

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