Keep Tax Powers Local

Today's First Nation’s anti-HST rally at Queen’s Park highlights the GPO’s concerns on the handover of provincial tax power to the federal government.Turning control of Ontario's tax policy over to the federal government will diminish Ontario’s ability to build a prosperous green economy and create jobs. It limits Ontario’s ability to enact tax reforms to encourage green job creation and promote healthy communities.

Time to Ensure Access to Affordable Local Food

Ontario needs a plan to improve access to healthy food. A healthy diet is important to improving the health and well-being of all Ontarians and reducing stress on our health care system.
I had an opportunity to attend the Do the Math town hall this week sponsored by The Stop Community Food Centre. Over 300 people learned about the experiences of 10 prominent Toronto families living for a week on a food bank diet. Listening to their stories and the almost impossible challenge of making it through the week was gut wrenching.

Holland Marsh Gas Fired Peaker Plant - Update

The Ontario Municipal Board hearing regarding the proposed gas-fired power plant in the Holland Marsh started on March 31st and resumes today in King Township. I attended the opening day of the hearing, to support the residents of the Holland Marsh and to make sure that Ontarian’s voices were heard. Now more than ever, we need to continue working towards supporting local communities to protect the health and well-being of our citizens.