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Working to protect our business community

July 1, 2020 It's our businesses - large and small - who create jobs and prosperity in our province, and it's their hard work and success that builds Ontario's economy. When COVID-19 first hit Ontario,  government had to take swift and tough actions to protect our...

A challenging time for those of faith

June 3, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario has required us to alter how we work and shop, how we see family and friends, how we enjoy recreation and entertainment, and importantly, how we take part in acts of worship in our communities. For those of us who attend...

Even in crisis, we have much to be grateful for

April 1, 2020 Our province and our country is facing a time of great crisis with the arrival of the COVID-19 coronavirus on our shores. In the last few weeks, we have all seen our lives change dramatically in our community; many in our province and around the world...

Youth vaping a major concern

March 2, 2020Young people putting their health at risk by using vaping products is an issue I am very concerned about. Parents are asking me what action the government is going to take about vaping. We don’t yet fully know vaping's health effects but early studies...

How do we curb poverty?

February 5, 2020 Too many people in our province, of all ages and backgrounds, remain trapped in poverty. Nearly two million people across Ontario live in poverty through no fault of their own. Poverty prevents parents from caring for their children and their...

Let’s celebrate our small businesses

September 27, 2019 October is Small Business Month in Ontario, and I want to recognize the contribution of the thousands of small business owners in our community. Our small businesses know what matters most: creating good jobs for our local economy. Our government...