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May 17th 2016 Liberal Government Votes Against Autism Therapy for Children Over Five

QUEEN’S PARK – Today in front of many affected families, Ontario’s Liberal Government voted against the Progressive Conservative’s opposition day motion to reinstate life-changing autism therapy for children over the age of five. As of May 1st, the Liberal Government has terminated Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) therapy for those aged five and above.   “Families […]

May 16th 2016 Liberals’ Cap-and-Trade Plan an Attack on Our Industry and Way of Life

QUEEN’S PARK – The implementation plan of the Ontario Government’s Cap-and-Trade scheme, obtained by the Globe and Mail, sheds light on the deep and expensive changes the Government wishes to impose in the Province at the taxpayer’s expense.   “The Liberals intend to plough $7 billion into various policy schemes that will not benefit consumers […]

May 11th 2016 Liberal Government Fights Climate Change by Dumping Millions into California Economy

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberal Government’s cap-and-trade plan for Ontario is to dump $300-million a year into the California economy. It was revealed that by 2020, Ontario companies will be forced to buy emissions allowances from California at the cost of $300-million. By 2030, the increased cost of allowances could see Ontario spending nearly $3-billion […]

May 10th 2016 Petition to Save Local Service Ontario Locations

Sign the petition to preserve in-person Service Ontario services in Morrisburg, Kemptville, Embrun and six other communities!

May 9th 2016 MPP McDonell Pushes to Preserve In-Person Public Services in Small Communities

QUEEN’S PARK – During today’s Question Period MPP Jim McDonell reminded the Minister for Government and Consumer Services of his obligation to ensure public services were available to Ontarians that needed them. Many residents of small or rural communities opt for in-person service at a public or contracted Service Ontario outlet.   “The Liberals are […]

May 5th 2016 MPP McDonell Condemns Government’s Service Ontario Closures

QUEEN’S PARK – Service Ontario intends to close nine publicly-run service outlets across the province. MPP Jim McDonell (PC Critic for Government and Consumer Services) highlighted that the Government is ignoring Ontarians’ need for service outlets close to home.   “The current Government shut down 72 Service Ontario kiosks in 2012 and now they’re shutting […]

Apr 29th 2016 Monthly Column – April 2016

April was another tough month for the governing Liberal government.  They seemed to be constantly on the defensive as they cut autism and demonstrative school programs, dealt with the political donation fallout, and  pushed through the budget, Ontario Pension Plan, and cap and trade legislation.   Many feel that the political donation issue was actually […]

Apr 21st 2016 Questions Remain About Minister Orazietti’s Public Appointments

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jim McDonell continued questioning the Minister of Government and Consumer Services today regarding the Minister’s dubious public appointments practices revealed in a leaked document.   “Minister Orazietti or his office gave direction to public servants to appoint an individual to the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) who should not have […]

Apr 18th 2016 Minister Orazietti’s Board Appointments Being Questioned By His Own Senior Ministry Officials

QUEEN’S PARK – Today during Question Period, the Ontario PC Caucus revealed that Minister of Government and Consumer Services David Orazietti has been appointing individuals from his own riding to government boards – ignoring the concerns of senior Ministry staff. Jim McDonell, the Ontario PC Critic for Government and Consumer Services and MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South […]

Apr 13th 2016 Liberal Budget Bill Makes Ontarians’ Lives Less Affordable

QUEEN’S PARK – The majority liberal Government passed its Budget Bill today without the support of the Official Opposition or the Third Party.   “The Liberals rejected all opposition amendments to the budget Bill that would have preserved tax credits Ontarians rely on and strengthened accountability measures around the current Government’s planned cash grabs” MPP […]

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