Ottawa/Queen's Park



farmprotestDear MPP Rick Byers,

I don’t want my property taxes to go up. And so I urge you to repeal Bill 23.

My understanding is that Premier Ford has waived all development charges. So how are cash-strapped municipalities going to be able to pay to service new lots?

By taxing us, the landowners ...

GreenPartyOntario logoLeaders of three Ontario political parties have sent a joint letter to the provincial Auditor General asking for an audit and an assessment of the government's controversial land-use policies, according to a media release from the Ontario Green Party that had been embargoed until 9:00 a.m. ...

helpwantedAlex Ruff, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, will be hosting a virtual employer information session with Service Canada on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound businesses and organizations interested in employing youth for summer 2023 are encouraged to register for the event. The session will provide an opportunity to employers to learn ...

greenbelt mapHello Mr. Byers

I have read further the critiques of Bill 23. They are quite damning. Owen Sound has already changed its official plan to allow the infill and additions to existing residences.

The rest of the Bill is gravy for developers, and places a large burden on existing homeowners because development fees will be lost to municipalities. There is already plenty of land zoned for residential development that is idle ...

nurseppeThe Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones is very wrong when she denies many nurses in Ontario are leaving their jobs and the nursing profession amidst a staffing crisis.

The latest data show that the province is short more than 24,000 registered nurses – up from 22,000 last year ...


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