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trillim funding grant-captionBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker says the Liberal government's surprise move to withdraw $25 million from Trillium Foundation funding will set back community projects and put local volunteer groups in jeopardy.

"This money helps hard-working volunteers to do good things in our communities and to essentially fill gaps that need to be covered. The cancellation of the Ontario Trillium Foundation's capital program

ndp bannerThe Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Provincial and Federal NDP Riding Associations held their joint 2016 Annual General Meeting in Owen Sound on the evening of April 15, 2016.

Canadian journalist Michael Valpy gave a keynote address, speaking on the ethics of the media in political reporting and on the direction of the New Democratic Party after its Edmonton convention. In short, he said, the NDP remains the only political party in Canada that can formulate an alternative to the neo-liberal agenda of the Liberals and Conservatives.

Members present agreed that the BGOS Riding Association would continue to work on issues of concern to...

captioned-specialeducationprotest-apr14-fullToday, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker joined parents of children with learning disabilities to push the government at Queen's Park to keep provincial and demonstration schools open for students with special needs.

Last week he heard from a constituent, Melanie Dennie, whose 12-year-old son was applying to Trillium School, one of the schools that run specialized programs for severely learning-disabled students in Ontario.

"It appears to be a cost-cutting measure to balance the budget," the Elmwood native wrote in her ...

Brown-and-Walker-at-QP-media-avail-about-Fixing-Political-Financing-MessThis morning, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker joined his party Leader Patrick Brown to present a six-point plan to clean up political financing in Ontario.

The proposal includes calling a Public Inquiry into the awarding of government contracts, grants and contributions to corporations and other entities who made donations to the governing party. It also includes establishing an all-party select committee, limiting third-party advertising, banning corporate and union donations, ending ministerial targets and fundraising, and strengthening lobbying restrictions.

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