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stethoscopeThis week in the Ontario legislature, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker voiced concern that more patients are going without access to a primary care provider in our region. "There are now 2,168 people without a doctor, up 65 per cent over last year", said Walker.
A spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care says while it is not possible to confirm the exact number of people without a family doctor, over 2,200 were registered with Health Care Connect and...

walkerinlegBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker has presented a petition in the Ontario Legislature calling on the Liberal government to reverse planned school closures.The Petition also calls on the government to review and fix the education funding formula in an effort to stop any further mass closures across rural and Northern communities.

"Shuttering 600 schools and then selling them off one by one – as is being done with Derby School – should not be acceptable to any...

BWalker-headshot-featureStatement from Bill Walker, MPP, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

This strike is not fair to students. We're deeply disappointed that half a million students continue to be kept out of the class room. I have personally written to Minister Deb Matthews to urge her to work quickly to help both the Union and the Council representing College management to wrap this up swiftly so that there's no further impact on the students' semester.

Since the first day of the strike, my caucus colleagues and I have called on the Liberal Government to step in and bring both sides...

horwathOntario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement:

"I will not support back to work legislation. I want students back in classrooms Monday, and I want that achieved through a deal.

It looks like Kathleen Wynne wanted to use anti-worker back-to-work legislation all along. She spent barely an hour at the table today, after doing nothing for five long weeks.

The reason we're in this mess to begin with is because Premier Wynne and her Liberal government have failed to properly fund

firearmsLarry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is pleased to see that section 14 of Bill C-42 – Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act, which will establish a six-month grace period for firearms licence holders that inadvertently fail to renew their licence on time, will come into force on November 30th, 2017.

Bill C-42 was enacted by the previous Conservative Government and...

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