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chilhood-cancer-supportersToday, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker delivered a Statement in the Legislature to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Two years ago, MPP Walker's resolution to officially recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness in Ontario received unanimous consent at Queen's Park.

The following is his Statement:

"September is childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I, along with my colleagues, am proudly wearing a gold ribbon pin to express...

accessibility parkingBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker joined scores of supporters at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto where they repainted parking spaces with the new Dynamic Symbol of Access.

MPP Walker has earlier endorsed the updated symbol, advocated by The Forward Movement in Ontario. Last May he tabled a Resolution at Queen's Park to call on the government to update the accessibility symbol...

sickchildOntario announced that as part of the 2017 Budget, it is moving to make prescription medications free for all children and youth 24 years of age and younger, regardless of family income. Coverage will be automatic, with no upfront costs.

Beginning January 1, 2018, the proposed program will improve access to prescription medications for more than four million children and young people, including students and young professionals who may not have access to comprehensive drug benefit plans as...

nursing homeMPP Bill Walker, who is also the Ontario PC Long-Term Care Critic is not happy with the wait time for the public inquiry into the Wettlaufer case.

"Ontarians are still shaken by the horrific actions of Elizabeth Wettlaufer that resulted in the deaths of eight innocent people. While the trial in the Wettlaufer case concluded over a month ago, with Wettlaufer pleading guilty to 14 different...

baby2Ontario has appointed Dr. Gordon Cleveland to lead a new study with the goal of building a child care system that makes child care universally accessible and affordable to all Ontario families.
Quality child care is essential for families. Parents want peace of mind to know they will have access to child care in a location that is convenient, and that it will be affordable for their monthly budget. Yet for too many, child care is....

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