Scuttlebutt - COVID & Upholding My Oath of Office
The Ontario Legislature resumed for the fall sitting after an abbreviated summer recess.Read more
Scuttlebutt - Looking Forward
Over one month ago, we were faced with the realization of a pandemic, one which none of us actually had ever experienced, let alone fully understood the ramifications or consequences of. Uncertainty was the only sure thing we knew. However with time, more evidence has been uncovered, more facts revealed, and our ability to act and respond in an informed and knowledgeable manner vastly improved.
The Legislature is expected to resume sitting in a limited manner starting May 12th along with some committees resuming, and I will be attending to ensure the people of Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston are well represented. Our Parliaments, Legislatures, and representative government have essentially been suspended during this pandemic; whatever the future holds, I know that government and public policy can't be left in the hands of only a few to decide the path forward.
In the meantime, and as I have since the closure of the Legislature on March 13th, will continue to speak directly with members of Cabinet and appropriate Ministries to help limit and overcome the many contradictions and difficulties that have become apparent during this period of government by decree. I look forward to sharing this with you through these updates, as more details and easing of restrictions are realized.Read more
Scuttlebutt - Keeping Our Distance, but Keeping Informed
Due to the circumstances, I have substantially altered my typical Scuttlebutt update by having my political commentary abbreviated.
In this edition, I have included information regarding the new programs for individuals, families, and businesses that provide relief. As I am sure you can appreciate the circumstances and the programs are subject to constant change, however at the time of writing this, the information is accurate. I expect we will see the Prime Minister and Premier continue with their daily press conferences and latest updates at 11:15 am and 1:00 pm, respectfully.
I have and will continue to engage with and share my views with the Premier and Cabinet regarding the most effective measures and public policies to assist and provide relief to the people of Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston.Read more