As a member of Ontario’s provincial parliament, I sincerely enjoy reading correspondence from, and conversing with, individuals who share with me their unique experiences that illustrate and justify amending public policies, statutes or regulations. Not only do these personal perspectives assist me in understanding the nuances and complexities of the issues involved, they also help in developing public policy solutions to the problems.
I place considerable weight on these personal interactions, but with advancements in technology, including social media, this form of communication is increasingly being replaced with the speed and convenience of form emails that are composed by others and empty of any personal experiences or meaningful insights.Read more
On February 20th, I will be debating my private members Bill 162 the Public Accountability and Lobbyist Registration Act. The bill addresses unique shortcomings within the Ontario Legislature which have exposed governments of all political stripes to scandals and investigations. All of which tarnishes the integrity and respectability of the institution of parliament.Read more
Wonderful to join in the fun at Lake 88's Annual Christmas Kitchen Party, along with my rendition of Twas the Night Before Christmas, there was a special request for Silent Night. I had a wonderful time with jolly tunes, and revelry all around in their studio. Merry Christmas everyone!Read more
Make your voices heard, on rural broadband expansion.
Based on my survey of residents earlier this year I am astonished that 93% of households in my riding do not meet the minimum standard for internet service and over half pay between $150-$300 per month for their services.
Along side a recently released petition to the House of Commons I am launching a petition to The Ontario Government to demand action on broadband expansion in rural Ontario.
Thank you to everyone who attended my Christmas Hootenanny this year.
Hear me sing, and catch up with me on the last year.
The QP Briefing team invited me for their final podcast of 2019. We discussed why I've fallen in love with politics again thanks to my status as an independent.Read more
I joined Bob Perreault on Lake88's In Focus to discuss the last legislative session and the wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Read more
Hydro One continues to frustrate and obstruct the Government’s mandate to lower electricity costs and improve and expand quality broadband internet in rural Ontario.Read more
During the last week of the Legislature Randy introduced a Private Members Bill, the Public Accountability and Lobbyist Transparency Act, 2019, which, if passed, will provide a much more robust framework to ensure elected members and public servants act in a fashion more in keeping with our expectations, and to limit the undue influence that some lobbyists have over government.Read more