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emancipationToday, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker delivered the following Statement in the Legislature in recognition of Black History Month.

"Speaker, I rise today to recognize February as Black History Month.

Black History Month is a special occasion for all of us to show our appreciation for the many achievements of people with African heritage in Ontario.

As you know, my riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound commemorates black history with Emancipation Day, which we celebrate every August 1st in Owen Sound and have done so since 1862, making it the longest-running event on this continent.

 Larry-Miller-MP-picToday, Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, was elected as the Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. Furthermore, Miller was also appointed as the Conservative Party Deputy Critic for Parks Canada, Wildlife and Conservation.

The Public Safety and National Security Committee met this morning for the election of the Chair and Vice-Chairs of the committee. As Vice-Chair, Miller will ...

LarryMiller-featureLarry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, was recently named as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

This committee has a mandate to review the policies, programs and expenditure plans of government departments and agencies responsible for public safety and national security, policing and law enforcement, corrections and conditional release of federal offenders, emergency management, crime prevention, and the


BWalker-headshot-feature-by Bill Walker, MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

The year 2015 kicked off with less optimism than expected as the Liberal government was buffeted by growing labour unrest, OPP investigations and ever-increasing hydro rates.

By late January, care coordinators at ten of the 14 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) across Ontario had gone on strike, including those in Bruce and Grey counties. It was troubling to see this government allow itself to rack up a behemoth $12.5-billion deficit and then force a squeeze on the health care services and programs. At the close of 2015, health care remains on uneasy terms with the government with the lay-offs of 1,700 nurses, hundreds of hospital bed closures around the province, and the axing of medical residency spaces at a time when 800,000 Ontarians continue to go without access to a family doctor.

As someone who holds public health care near and dear to my heart, I find the ongoing fight between the government and our health care professionals very troubling. Where was the government's wherewithal

LarryMiller-featureBruce-Grey-Owen MP Larry Miller has responded to the Liberal campaign promise to end Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system. Quoting from a petition he is supporting, Miller notes that "the Liberal platform did not propose an alternative method of electing Members of Parliament, but only that the current system should change." The petition calls for a full national referendum on any such change.

Prime Minister Trudeau has asked Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, in her mandate letter, to "bring forward a proposal to establish a special parliamentary committee to consult on electoral reform, including preferential ballots, proportional representation, mandatory voting and online voting."

The full text of Mr. Miller's media release is below....


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