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City of Cornwall seeking public input on 2018 City Budget

City of Cornwall seeking public input on 2018 City Budget

Cornwall, Ontario — The City of Cornwall is asking residents and business owners to share their thoughts on municipal services and spending priorities in the lead up to 2018 City Budget deliberations. A budget survey has been launched on the City of Cornwall website (www.Cornwall.ca/2018Budget) to gather public input on tax-supported services and priorities for […]

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This Week in Queen’s Park by MPP Jim McDonell – Hydro Rates

This Week in Queen’s Park by MPP Jim McDonell – Hydro Rates

Queens Park – A Cabinet document leak blew a hole in the government’s messaging on hydro rates on Thursday. Despite the promise of relief for families struggling to pay their bills, the government plans for the average bill to spike to $153 per month by 2023 and $225 by 2040. That’s almost double today’s average […]

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QP Update – The Long Awaited 2017 Budget

QP Update – The Long Awaited 2017 Budget

The government presented its budget on the last Thursday of the month. It contains several funding promises, re-announcements of previously committed infrastructure funds, as well as a plan for universal drug coverage for Ontarians under 25. While the government would like us to believe that they have solved their spending problem, they still have an operating deficit […]

 Jason Setnyk

Opinion – MPP Jim McDonell discusses rural education and hydro

Opinion – MPP Jim McDonell discusses rural education and hydro

Queen’s Park – MPP Jim McDonell writes in his weekly column: Sometimes it’s just hard to figure this government out. For months, they have responded to our questions on the more than 600 school closures with assurances of how they support local rural schools, pointing the finger of blame at local school boards. With no […]

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MPP Jim McDonell says Ministry of Education Must Step Up for Rural Schools

MPP Jim McDonell says Ministry of Education Must Step Up for Rural Schools

Cornwall Ontario – Following an outpouring of community support for rural education, the Upper Canada District School Board amended its proposals for pupil accommodation to preserve a number of the schools previous slated for closure. The revised plan still recommends the closure of the secondary component of Rothwell-Osnabruck. The loss of South Stormont’s only secondary […]