Published on April 19th, 2011 in the Sault Star
Randy Hillier, Ontario's Progressive Conservative forestry critic, called out local Liberal members Tuesday on consultations over a new act that would govern the industry.
Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, held a press conference in Sault Ste. Marie in which he criticized the Dalton McGuinty government and local MPPs for canceling Northern Ontario consultations for a new bill introduced in February by the government.
Published on April 7th, 2011 in the EMC Perth
EMC News - At a time when the Perth and District Food Bank is moving forward with both a new location and an exciting new pilot project, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has stepped forward to help make the transition a little easier. Local MPP Randy Hillier announced on Friday, April 1 that a Trillium Grant of $140,000 has been awarded to the food bank to help with expenses associated with the move to their new location at 190 Gore St.Read more
Published on April 4th, 2011 in Northern Ontario Business
Stakeholders wanting to have their final say on the Ontario government's Forest Tenure Modernization Act will have to take to Skype or travel to Toronto.
A General Government Committee has cut spring travel dates to communities in Northern and Eastern Ontario and opted for its final consultations in Toronto.
Published on March 30th, 2011 in the Chronicle Journal
Depending on who you ask — the provincial budget either forgot Northwestern Ontario or it has some strong
Depending on who you ask — the provincial budget either forgot Northwestern Ontario or it has some strong commitments to help the region for years to come.
One thing is clear: The only new item that could have direct benefits for Northwestern Ontario is an additional $10 million in the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, bringing it to a yearly investment of $100 million.
In your editorial A Waste of Time (March 24) you refer to the staged and scripted exchange regarding the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act during question period Wednesday between MPPs Bill Mauro and Michael Gravelle.
I have been closely following the parliamentary debate on the proposed forest tenure act and I’m very disappointed with the standard, scripted answers from the Liberal Party, especially Minister Michael Gravelle.