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 […]

Jun 5th 2016 Column: Government Reviewing Service Ontario Closures

by Jim McDonell   May was a tough month for the Liberal government as they responded to the questions on election fundraising, accountability, environmental legislation and cuts in services, special education and health care.   Pushback on the closure of nine Service Ontario sites may have forced this government to rethink its plan.  The ministry […]

May 31st 2016 Liberal Government’s Secrecy Harms the Public

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer (FAO) highlighted how the current Government’s “broader pattern” of secrecy and frequent refusal to provide information is “impeding the ability of MPPs to perform their constitutional duties”.   “The Liberal Government has established a reputation for obstruction and resistance to any transparency measure” MPP McDonell stated. “The Financial […]

May 27th 2016 MPP McDonell Demands Government Invest in Accessible, Assisted Living and Long-Term Care

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell is calling upon the Ontario Government to step up to the plate and focus on ensuring Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry is has a sufficient supply of accessible and assisted living options for community members who need them.   “The Ontario Government has failed seniors and other Ontarians in need of accessible and […]

May 25th 2016 Sign the petition to save our access to natural gas heating!

PETITION TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO   WHEREAS   Currently, 76% of homes in Ontario use natural gas for heat, and WHEREAS   Natural gas is a clean, reliable and affordable fuel source and its price has been steadily in decline for several years, and WHEREAS   Under theGovernment’s new plan, all homes and buildings […]

May 25th 2016 MPP McDonell Launches Petition to Save Our Right to Choose Natural Gas

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell launched a new petition today calling on the Government to reverse course on the planned phasing out of natural gas heating in Ontario.   “Under the Liberals’ misguided climate change plan, Ontarians will be deprived of their ability to choose a sustainable, affordable and efficient heating option,” MPP McDonell stated. […]

May 25th 2016 2016 Ontario Senior Achievement Award

CORNWALL – The Province of Ontario is now accepting nominations for the Seniors’ Achievement Award. Each year, the Award recognizes Ontarians who have made significant contributions to their communities and the Province after the age of 65. MPP Jim McDonell is encouraging residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry to nominate remarkable seniors by the June 15th deadline. […]

May 18th 2016 Liberal Government Wastes Money and Makes Ontarians Pay

QUEEN’S PARK – This day in the Legislature was marked by the release of two damning reports regarding the Government’s management of the education collective bargaining file and into Ontario’s unsustainable financial path, as well as by the forced passage of the Cap-and-Trade bill without allowing further debate at Third Reading.   According to the […]

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