Laura Osman · CBC News · Posted: Nov 20, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 20
If designated, the Home Construction Regulatory Authority would be responsible for reforming the way home builders are governed in Ontario. (CBC)
The head of the new organization tasked with replacing Tarion says he plans to take the auditor general's scathing criticism into account as he overhauls the province's home-building industry, but critics still have their doubts anything will change.
Tarion, an arms-length government agency that regulates the industry and is supposed to ensure builders honour their warranties, has come under fire from homeowners and their advocates, the government and most recently, Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk, who characterized Tarion's relationship with builders as far too close for comfort.Read more
In a statement to the Legislative Assembly today, I provided a summary of the broadband internet survey I conducted in my riding over the last two months. Below you will find that statement, including a breakdown of the results from my survey.Read more
Again, I am having to express my concerns with Education Minister Stephen Lecce. There have been significant shortfalls in Ontario's education system and we must work to find solutions! I am calling on the Minister to create a Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly to help develop a path towards improving labour relations in Ontario's education system, while improving outcomes for students.
The following letter has been send to the Minister outlining where problems exist among additional possible solutions.Read more
The confusion over contamination in Carleton Place has gone on way too long. After countless conversations with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MoECP), in attempts to have this issue resolved, the problem and confusion remains unresolved and too many questions left unanswered. Without proper and competent attention the Ministry is failing in their duties to my constituents, and leaving them with uncertainty and anxiety.Read more
The Fall Scuttlebutt From Queen's Park
Let’s kick this off by letting everyone know that the Ontario Legislature will be having an extended recess while the Federal election is underway. Typically, the Legislature always starts on the Monday after Labour Day however, this year it won't reopen until October 28th.
This allows me to continue to focus on advocacy for you and all my constituents in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. Before the Ontario Legislature sits again I thought it may be best to fill you in on what has happened over the summer and what is coming up prior to the Legislature returning.Read more
Access to fast and reliable broadband internet is quickly becoming a modern necessity. Unfortunately, many households and families in rural Ontario still lack affordable and dependable access to this important technology.Read more
Sorry for my delay in keeping you up to date on the Ontario Legislature and my activities as the representative for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston.
The last few months could be best described as tumultuous and full of the unexpected.Read more