(Video) Debate: Public Inquiry into Long Term Care
During the COVID lockdown many things went right and many others went wrong; to improve as a society and as a province, we need to learn from our experiences.Read more
(Video) Statement: Time to End The State of Emergency
Tomorrow I will be releasing my full debate on the State of Emergency extension where I express the need for representative democracy to be brought back to the Ontario Legislature.Read more
(Video) Debate: Financial Statement and COVID19 Response Bill
I must commend the Premier and this government for keeping the door open for consultation from all members of all parties, including independents. Unlike the failed power grab attempted recently by the Prime Minister in Ottawa.Read more
(Video) Motion: Permanent Standing Committee on Indigenous Relations Adopted by Ontario Legislature
In another historic moment, the Ontario Legislature came together to pass my Private Member’s Motion on the creation of the first ever permanent Standing Committee on Indigenous Relations in any Provincial Legislature.Read more
(Video) Question: Cutting of Mobile Crisis Response Teams
Today in the Legislature I questioned the Premier on funding changes that would mean the end of a very successful pilot project that was undertaken in Lanark County.
Funding from the Solicitor General was provided to the Lanark County OPP to establish a Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) which saw a mental health nurse ride with police.
The Solicitor General misled the House telling us that cutting the successful Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) pilot, which saw a mental health nurse ride with police, was an “operational decision” by the OPP. It wasn't.Read more
Motion: Create A Select Committee On Education
Randy Hillier (Independent MPP for Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston) has tabled a motion in the Ontario Legislature to create a Select Committee on Education.
(Video) Statement: Conservation Authorities Feedback
The review of the Conservation Authorities Act is a commitment made by the current government during the 2018 provincial general election, with the objective of moving Ontario’s Conservation Authorities back to their core mandate.
I encourage everyone to participate in the public consultation process to make your ideas and concerns known. The deadline for completing the online survey and providing feedback is Friday, March 13th, 2020.
You can participate by following the link here.Read more