South Dundas - Oct. 29, 2013: Why do we have such a lack of connection to our natural waterfront? This is a consequence of the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway project 55 years ago. A large amount of the land that borders the river is blocked from access. The problem is not just in South Dundas, but also all municipalities which front onto the river. FULL STORY
Cornwall - Oct. 18, 2013: The Harper Government’s Throne Speech on Oct. 16 was a lacklustre document which failed to address the real issues facing everyday Canadians in these uncertain economic times. The Throne Speech was short on details and new ideas and long on rhetoric and political messaging. It lacked a comprehensive jobs strategy to stimulate the sluggish economy, to create jobs, and to assist the 1.3 million Canadians who are looking for work. FULL STORY
South Dundas - Sep. 17, 2013: Recently at SDG County Council, Township of South Stormont Mayor Bryan McGillis has pushed for an expansion of development lands in that municipality. There is opportunity for that township to increase development there, which at first blush sounds great. However that expansion comes at a detrimental cost to another municipality, making South Dundas the lesser of six equals. FULL STORY
Cornwall - Sep. 2, 2013: As I travel across Stormont-Dundas- South Glengarry, people talk to me about the need to get this province back on track and to create the jobs that will allow our children to enjoy a bright future. Small businesses owners are frustrated by the unnecessary regulations and government forms. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business identified Ontario employers as having to face the largest regulation burden in Canada, costing them more than $11.8 billion in 2013. FULL STORY
Windsor - Aug. 26, 2013: Tonight, Windsor City Council will debate how to fill the vacant Ward Seven seat as a result of the departure of Councillor Percy Hatfield. Hatfield was recently elected to Queen’s Park as an NDP member in the provincial by-election in Windsor-Tecumseh. Mayor Eddie Francis and his colleagues will have three choices in terms of dealing with the vacant seat. FULL STORY
Windsor - Aug. 23, 2013: There has been a great deal of media attention and public discussion over a letter sent to the grandmother of a 13-year-old boy with autism in Newcastle, Ontario. You poor, put upon woman. How sad and unjust that you have to put up with such an upsetting disturbance in your neighbourhood. A kid making noise!!!!! It’s unbelievable that in the modern world your children must face the horror of a child who is different from them! FULL STORY
Winchester - Aug. 10, 2013: After being diagnosed with cancer in 2004, Winchester District Memorial Hospital became my passion. Cancer is scary stuff, and the journey is both long and hard. The doctors, nurses, and staff at WDMH were professional and compassionate, and they cared for me in a way that made me feel safe. After that, it just made sense for me to focus my ‘giving back’ as a member of the Winchester Hospital Heelers. The Heelers are a group dedicated to raising money for cancer care at WDMH. FULL STORY
Toronto - Aug. 9, 2013: This morning, Ontario's employment numbers were released for the month of July.
They paint a stark picture for our province. Thanks to this Liberal government's policies, more than 10,000 of our friends, neighbors and relatives joined the unemployment line. FULL STORY
South Dundas - Aug. 8, 2013: Economic development is needed for communities in
Eastern Ontario, regardless of size. With aging populations, an
industrial base in flux, growing retail competition, all of these are
factors that makes development growth essential just to sustain what
we have. With every action, there are people or groups for or against
it. Sometimes people have to step back, look at the development and
take the good with the bad. Looking in at South Dundas, there are two
developments that people need to step back and look at. FULL STORY
Cornwall - Aug. 6, 2013: Given the content of Justin Trudeau's first policy announcement, I feel I must comment. Last week Justin Trudeau, the Leader of the Liberal Party, made his first policy announcement that marijuana should be legalized in Canada. When reporters asked if he was in favour of decriminalizing marijuana Trudeau said "I am actually not in favour of decriminalizing cannabis. I am in favour of legalizing it". FULL STORY
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