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TPP-new-engLarry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is encouraging individuals and organizations to participate in a recently announced study by the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade on the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The Committee has decided to conduct a study of the TPP with the primary objective of assessing the extent to which the agreement, once implemented, would be in the best interests of Canadians. A final report from the study will be prepared and presented in the House of Commons. As part of its study, the Committee is inviting individuals and organizations to provide written submissions that express their views on the TPP.

Furthermore, the Committee is also inviting individuals and organizations to request to appear before the Committee on this study. Hearings will take place in Ottawa and, following approval by the House ....

Walker2016Today, Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, repeated his call for Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne to take a stand on limiting third-party advertising during elections.

"Despite making repeated promises to do this, the Premier today continues to break her own pledge to bring forward real reforms and put spending limits on third party advertising during election periods," MPP Walker said during Question Period.

The province's Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa has repeatedly called for capping advertising by special interest groups, warning that the lack of regulation creates an uneven playing field that can potentially influence electoral outcomes. Essensa noted that Ontario remains the only province without spending limits, as Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick and the federal government ...

Walker2016The Liberal government was spinning a disingenuous narrative when it unveiled the 2016 provincial budget at Queen's Park yesterday, says Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker.

"Their plan looks good only from a distance. Once you get a close-up of the details hashed out inside the 346 budget papers, it really begins to take its true shape, which is that it's humbug," says MPP Walker....

 

Walker2016Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker says it was callous of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to dismiss the troubling testimony from Ontario's frontline health workers as "rhetoric" in Tuesday's Question Period at Queen's Park.

MPP Walker shared with the Premier some of the testimony heard during the pre-budget hearings, including the call from frontline staff for safer staffing levels in long-term care homes, a move also supported by the Ontario Long-Term Care Association, which represents some 440 nursing homes in Ontario.

"Hank Beekhuis of the Christian Labour Association, representing workers in long-term-care homes, told us that they 'had a resident die at the hand of another resident who was not, and could not, based on staffing levels, be adequately supervised,'" said MPP Walker. "Beekhuis also said they 'have had residents neglected...

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