Schreiner Pushes for Green Economic Recovery Plan in Private Members Bill

How we encourage the economy to come back as we try to make it out of the other side of this pandemic is a big question all governments are grappling with, and so are opposition Members of Provincial Parliament. At a media availability today, Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner unveiled his latest private members bill, which encourages the Government of Ontario to start a province-wide retrofit program. Continue reading “Schreiner Pushes for Green Economic Recovery Plan in Private Members Bill”

Provincial State of Emergency Extended Until June 30

In a vote that sends the message to Ontarians that the pandemic is far from over, the Ontario Legislature voted to extend the provincial state of emergency until the end of June. According to the Government of Ontario, this action comes as a recommendation of the medical officer of health, and it will allow them to continue to respond to the pandemic in a “measured and responsible way.” Continue reading “Provincial State of Emergency Extended Until June 30”

Schreiner Calls for Overhaul in Long-Term Care and Mandatory Rent Relief

Guelph MPP and Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner held a media availability at Queen’s Park Monday morning to talk about his priorities before the Ontario Legislature holds its first sitting since April on Tuesday. In short, Schreiner has two priorities, the first is the situation in long term care homes, and the second is the outstanding need for rent relief for the province’s small businesses. Continue reading “Schreiner Calls for Overhaul in Long-Term Care and Mandatory Rent Relief”

“Our Democracy is Valid”: Student Allies Mark Legal Win Over Province

Student leaders from a coalition that won a landmark legal challenge against the Provincial government over making certain student fees optional spoke from Queen’s Park on Friday morning. Representatives of the groups, who were supported in Queen Park’s media room by the New Democrat education critic, said that the ruling shows that “our democracy is valid.” Continue reading ““Our Democracy is Valid”: Student Allies Mark Legal Win Over Province”

Schreiner Announces Private Members Bill, Feels Good About the Odds

Today at Queen’s Park, Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner unveiled his private member’s bill, the Paris Galt Moraine Conservation Act. The bill hits the local sweet spot of ground water protection, but Schreiner hopes to sell it to Ontario’s government since he’s “taken a good piece of Conservative legislation, and I’m applying it to the moraine in the region I represent.” Continue reading “Schreiner Announces Private Members Bill, Feels Good About the Odds”

Students March on Queen’s Park; Schriener Supports Petition

 The Canadian Federation of Students launched their “We the Students” movement on a cold Tuesday with a press conference, march to Queen’s Park and a rally in front of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Over 150 students chanting and drums beating, saying the “students united will never be defeated,” among other chants. Continue reading “Students March on Queen’s Park; Schriener Supports Petition”

RECAP: Schreiner Talks About Healthcare, Climate and Queen’s Park Life at Town Hall

In his first town hall as the MPP for Guelph, Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner covered a wide-range of issues including climate change, healthcare, transit, and the lack of decorum these days at Queen’s Park. Continue reading “RECAP: Schreiner Talks About Healthcare, Climate and Queen’s Park Life at Town Hall”

Local Poverty Advocates Concerned About Ontario Gov’s Move on Basic Income Pilot

Yesterday’s announcement that the Progressive Conservative government was reforming social assistance, while ending the Basic Guaranteed Income pilot started by the previous government, caught those combating poverty by surprise. In a word, the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination is “dismayed.” Continue reading “Local Poverty Advocates Concerned About Ontario Gov’s Move on Basic Income Pilot”

Schreiner’s Surprised That Question Period’s Not Better on the Inside

It seems that dreams don’t come true in quite the way you think. After a rough month in the legislature where the new Ford government has cancelled cap and trade, ended green energy contracts, and generally thrown a monkey wrench into the best laid plans of Ontario’s progressives, Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner rose in the legislature yesterday to smack everyone down for their partisan tendencies. Continue reading “Schreiner’s Surprised That Question Period’s Not Better on the Inside”

Meet Your New Ontario Cabinet and Parliamentary Assistants

The new Premier of Ontario was sworn in under the unrelenting summer sun today outside Queen’s Park. We’ve known for weeks that Doug Ford would be the new head of the province, but what abour your favourite ministries: Health! Infrastructure! Attorney General! Education! Well wonder no more! Below is the complete list of cabinet ministers and parliamentary secretaries in alphabetical order. Continue reading “Meet Your New Ontario Cabinet and Parliamentary Assistants”