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Jan 12th, 2023
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“Collectively, we are very concerned with the impact this will have on the future well-being of our province,” the parties say in a joint letter. From the Toronto Star, by Kristin Rushowy, Jan12, 2023 The NDP, Liberal and Green parties have come together to ask the province’s auditor general to look ...
Jan 10th, 2023
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Frustrated citizen says Doug Ford, MPP Jill Dunlop aren’t listening, fears new licence plates will read, ‘Ontario, yours to pave over’ From OrilliaMatters Jan9,2023 Photo Connor Earl At the end of MPP Jill Dunlop’s ‘Myth and Fact’ article, Dunlop sincerely mentions...
Jan 9th, 2023
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Bill 23 was ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back,’ says Doug Varty, who stepped down as chair of Species Conservation Action Agency. Doug Varty says he resigned from Ontario’s Species Conservation Action Agency due to the effects of Bill 23 and other ways the provincial government is go...
Jan 6th, 2023
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‘How hot does the water need to be to jump free of the mess that is Doug Ford’s government?’ letter writer asks From OriliaMatters, Jan 4 2023 Photo Dave Challenger cc The boiling frog story is generally offered as a metaphor cautioning people to be aware of even gradual change lest they ...
Dec 31st, 2022
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From The Pointer, Dec 22 2022 By Rachel Morgan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Photo: Alexis Wright Newly elected Brampton Councillor Navjit Kaur Brar was a respiratory therapist before running for local office. Rookie Mississauga Councillor Martin Reid has a master’s degree in social work. Cal...
Dec 28th, 2022
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‘What bleak future would shake this premier enough to turn the nightmare into a miracle?’ wonders local Green party official, harkening parallels to Dickens. Premier Doug Ford speaks during a media conference in Orillia in August 2020. | Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters file photo Brad Coccim...
Dec 22nd, 2022
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I am sure if Premier Davis were alive he would be fighting alongside Ontarians against Ontario’s anti-environment Bill 23 and Greenbelt land grab. From the Toronto Star, By Sarah Harmer Contributor, Wed., Dec. 21, 2022   I grew up on the Niagara Escarpment, the backbone of southern Ontario’s Gre...
Dec 19th, 2022
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Jeff Monague offers holiday wishes for politicians, including Simcoe North MPP, who he noted ‘may have accidentally fallen into a vat of invisible ink’ Jeff Monague, an Ojibway elder and knowledge keeper, has some good wishes and advice for politicians. From OriliaMatters The season for g...
Dec 17th, 2022
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‘The decline in support for the Bypass is just one of the signs that the province has stopped listening to the people,’ says reader Nov 29, 2022 Photo: Bradford Bypass protestNatasha Philpott/BradfordToday Last week’s Bradford Bypass Public Information Centre, or PIC, was characteristic o...
Dec 17th, 2022
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December 2022 Newsletter   As we wrap up 2022 and move on into 2023, I am very grateful for many things.  Mostly for the hard-working members of the Climate Action Team that continue to bring climate change awareness to the community. It would not have been possible to make so much progress this...