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“We think this accounting is bogus” – Opinion from MPP Jim McDonell

“We think this accounting is bogus” – Opinion from MPP Jim McDonell

Queen’s Park – The following is an opinion piece from MPP Jim McDonell’s office: Ongoing disagreements between the Independent Electricity System Operator and the Auditor-General of Ontario, Bonnie Lysyk, came to a head during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee last week. The Auditor-General stated that IESO management switched accounting rules suddenly just before the launch of […]

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Our Residents Deserve Better Long-Term Care says MPP Jim McDonell

Our Residents Deserve Better Long-Term Care says MPP Jim McDonell

Queen’s Park – Long-term care issues dominated today’s question period. MPP Jim McDonell challenged the newly appointed Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Helena Jaczek, on the supply and availability of long-term care beds in Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry. “Our seniors built this province and worked extremely hard to lay the foundations for the public services that […]

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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 […]

 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 […]

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