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29720269125 7b9f7d3448 zToday, Queen's Park agreed it was time for Ontario to guarantee funding for seniors in long-term care never dips below inflation. The members voted to pass Second Reading of Bill 110, introduced by PC Long-Term Care and Seniors Critic and MPP Bill Walker, to call for the funding of essentials like food and utilities in care homes to be tied, at a minimum, to the Consumer Price Index each and...

Walker2016Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker introduced a private member's bill at Queen's Park this week to ensure government funding for nursing homes doesn't fall below inflation."Homes need stable funding to help ensure they can provide better care to our most frail seniors. I believe my bill will ensure that happens by guaranteeing that essentials like food and hydro are, at a minimum,...

padlock-chain-gate-768x768Today, the Liberal government voted down a school closure moratorium motion at Queen's Park despite the fact that as many as 600 schools across Ontario are facing the threat of being shut down.

The motion, introduced by the Progressive Conservatives, called for a province-wide moratorium so that the government can review and fix the guidelines that determine how schools are closed.

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker, who was part of today's debate, called the governing party's move to vote down the...

Walker2016Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker delivered yesterday the following Statement in the provincial Legislature in recognition of Black History Month.

"I rise to recognize Black History Month on behalf of my constituents in Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound. Black citizens have been part of Grey county since the first non-native settlers arrived in the northern Queen's Bush. Some of these early pioneers were born in Canada, while others had only recently escaped slavery in the upper south. As a northernmost refuge for the slaves fleeing the...

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