I fully support and endorse Kingston’s resolution to move away from the province's “one-size-fits-all” model for combating COVID-19.
With diminished representation in government at the federal and provincial Parliaments, it is clear that local governments must have greater influence on how provincial policies are applied.
The needs and effects these provincial policies have had on each and every riding in our province differs greatly, from preventing community gardens to the closure of boat ramps and parks. What may be reasonable in Toronto or Ottawa does not necessarily apply to Ompah and Franktown.Read more
I am pleased to see some of the railway blockades ending, however we all know that until there is fundamental change, blockades, protests, and irreparable harm to our economy will continue.
Although there are those who disagree with my positions on the railway blockades and the attempts made to “Shut Canada Down”, the vast majority of my constituents who have called or emailed me, support my position.Read more
While politicians refuse to act for fear of losing a few votes, small groups of radical, privileged and dishonest idealogues are attempting to derail Canadian society.
These groups have hijacked our charitable dispositions, successfully stifled our freedom of speech through coercive political correctness, distorted our education, rewritten our history, abused freedom of assembly, caused financial harm and grave disruptions to our economy, while seeking to impoverish and lower the standards of all Canadians regardless of their ancestry. They seek to prevent the Indigenous peoples from sharing in the fruits of a modern society while enshrining their dependence onto a welfare state.Read more
Published in the Windsor Star on January 19th, 2013
Rationality flies out the window when it comes to discussing labour policy with labour leaders. Since the PC Party and I launched our 'Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets' white paper, union leaders have said our proposal to make union membership optional would make collective bargaining illegal, toss out the Rand Formula and lead to other evil deeds.Read more
Published in ipolitics.ca Sept. 14, 2012
When the New World was discovered, it was called “The Land of Opportunity”; and not without a reason either.
The British Colonies of the New World were the first place where any peasant, any serf or indentured servant could hope to one day own property. Those new immigrants to the “Land of Property” were free for the first time to live their lives as they wanted. They were free to work and succeed and rise above their lack of opportunity.
I, like many others have no interest in participating in a façade. However, when it comes to politics, facades are often the rule, not the exception. But that’s exactly what Premier Dalton McGuinty created last week.Read more
Printed in the Toronto Sun on Monday Sept 10, 2012
Treating people equally before the law is a fundamental principle of justice and an expectation in Western society. However, when it comes to private property, we’ve often forgotten this fundamental right. But an upcoming conference in Ottawa hosted by the Institute for Liberal Studies on Canadian Property Rights, intends to remind Canadians of this.
Published in the National Post on May 30th, 2012
GDP has stagnated as we cozy up to unions
From Timiskaming to Niagara, from Thunder Bay to Ottawa, Ontario has legislation that denies individuals one of their most basic human rights. We have legislation that unemploys or underemploys thousands and that erodes the productivity of Ontario.Read more
Published in the Calgary Herald on Sunday, March 11th, 2012
As I was reading between the lines of the Drummond report, a penny dropped out from the political spin: Premier Dalton McGuinty's message is that Ontario can no longer compete with the likes of Alberta or Newfoundland because we don't have their natural resources.
Published on March 8th, 2012 in the Frontenac News as a Letter to the Editor
Recently, the Ontario Ministry of Natural resources (MNR) proposed new regulations to protect the gray rat snake. These regulations include three levels of exclusion zones around the snakes’ habitat reaching out as far as one kilometre from their known haunts. And just in case if you forgot how the MNR works, these regulations will restrict or prevent what you can do on your private property without compensation if a gray rat snake is found within 1000 meters of your land.