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December 12, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Ontario Legislature Norm Miller highlighted various local charities and Christmas food and toy drives happening across Parry Sound-Muskoka to remind residents to give locally. Mr. Norm Miller: This holiday season, I’m encouraging my constituents to shop locally. Today I want to encourage everyone to give locally as well. There are an impressive number of groups in my riding working hard to ensu...
December 11, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka, spoke today to tell the Ontario Legislature about the plight of the Table Soup Kitchen’s Men’s Shelter in Huntsville and to encourage residents to give locally and support charities like the Table Soup Kitchen Foundation.  Mr. Norm Miller: During the Christmas season, many of us give to those less fortunate. I’d like to take this opportunity to talk ...
December 06, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Legislature Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller spoke in support of the proposal to expand Fairvern Nursing Home in Huntsville.  Mr. Norm Miller: Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise today to support the application by Huntsville’s Fairvern Nursing Home for 20 additional beds. Fairvern currently has 76 beds and a waiting list of 143. Across the province there are more than 32,000 Ontarians waiting...
December 04, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Norm Miller rose in the Legislature today to congratulate and thank the Parry Sound High School students who wrote “Building Our Bridge: Our Journey of Reconciliation.”  Mr. Norm Miller: Today I recognize a dedicated group of students from Parry Sound whose vision has given rise to an award-winning book “Building Our Bridge: Our Journey of Reconciliation”.Dawson Bloor, Mackenzie Elw...
December 01, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Norm Miller rose in the Legislature yesterday to recognize the 25th anniversary of Baysville-based Yummies in a Jar.  Mr. Norm Miller: I rise today to recognize the 25th anniversary of a business in my riding of Parry Sound–Muskoka, a business with the most descriptive name, Yummies in a Jar. Yummies in a Jar makes just what it sounds like, jams, jellies, salad dressings, flavoured maple syrup and ot...
November 30, 2017

QUEENS PARK – Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP and PC Critic for Northern Development and Mines Norm Miller today asked the Deputy Premier what the Wynne government is doing to ensure companies that receive funds from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund stay in Northern Ontario.  It has recently been reported that US-based Rentech has put its Atikokan wood pellet plant up for sale. The company closed its Wawa pellet plant earlier this year. The...
November 27, 2017

QUEENS PARK – To help businesses challenged by online competition and government policies Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound – Muskoka, today launched a Shop Local campaign.  “Shopping local not only supports our local businesses but their employees and our whole community,” said Miller today in a statement in the Legislature.  “I did a business survey this summer and found that many businesses in Parry Sou...
November 24, 2017

QUEENS PARK – During a Question Period in which the PC Caucus focused exclusively on care for seniors, Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller asked the Minister of Health and Long Term Care yesterday why an elderly resident of Restoule is being forced to wait six weeks for home care.  After describing the multiple health concerns of his constituent, Miller asked the Minister “Why is it so hard for this patient to get the care h...
November 23, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK –MPP Norm Miller’s Private Members Bill, the Reducing Waste One Pod at a Time Act, passed second reading today with support from all three parties. He introduced Bill 173 in order to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by requiring all single-serve coffee pods sold in Ontario to be certified compostable.  “It is my goal to promote the growth of a circular economy in Ontario while simultaneously s...
November 22, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Legislature, PC Critic for Northern Development and Mines, and Critic for Natural Resources and Forestry Norm Miller, along with PC Critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Lisa Thompson, called on the government to act immediately to support jobs in northern Ontario and First Nations communities by finding a permanent solution to Section 55 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Currentl...
November 04, 2017

“I am delighted to join our Sikh friends and neighbours in Ontario, Canada, and throughout the world in celebrating the birth of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. “Guru Nanank Dev Ji founded Sikhism on the principles of the equality of all humans, service to community and those in need, and living an honest life. “Our Sikh friends and neighbours are a vital part of Ontario’s multicultural fabric. For over 100 ye...
November 03, 2017

Labour force survey confirms deep economic disparities across the province This morning, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP, Monte McNaughton spoke about the StatsCan monthly Labour Force Survey for October, which was released today. The survey showed an increase to the province’s unemployment rate, with Southwestern and Northern Ontario particularly hard hit. “Southwestern and Northern Ontario has borne the brunt of many poor government po...
November 03, 2017

Yesterday, Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey blasted the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in an open letter to residents saying that Brampton’s “health care facilities are currently in crisis.” Mayor Jeffrey’s open letter comes in the wake of scathing media reports showing 4,352 patients have been admitted to the hallways at Brampton Civic Hospital. Ontario PC Brampton South Candidate Prabmeet Sarkaria joined Mayor J...
November 02, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – Yesterday Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka spoke in the Legislature about Remembrance Day and the Parry Sound Community Remembrance Project.   Mr. Norm Miller: As we approach Remembrance Day, I rise in the House to pay tribute to the men and women who have served and are currently with the Canadian Armed Forces. Our veterans risked their lives in defense of the freedoms, rights and security we enjoy as Can...
November 02, 2017

MPP Ross Romano is calling on the Liberal government today in the legislature to justify their lack of commitment to northern steel production and transportation infrastructure. Back in January, during the Sault Ste. Marie by-election, the Premier attended the city and spoke of the importance of the steel industry to Ontario and to Sault Ste. Marie. As the city’s largest employer, the Premier discussed the on-going Essar Steel Algoma (Algo...
November 01, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – Later today Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller will introduce the Reducing Waste One Pod at a Time Act, a Private Member’s Bill designed to keep plastic single-use coffee pods out of landfill by requiring all coffee pods sold in Ontario to be compostable. “I was introduced to the 100% compostable pod by Doug Burns and Patricia Snell of Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co. in Huntsville,” said Miller. “I...
November 01, 2017

“The tragic events of 1984 led to the displacement of countless Sikh families—many of whom resettled here to begin new lives as part of the Canadian family. “We are fortunate to live in a province and nation that cherishes freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. “Our 200,000-strong Sikh community reflects the values that we cherish in Ontario—tolerance, equality, and diversity.    “...
October 31, 2017

Well connected, senior Liberal insiders were hired to lobby Premier Kathleen Wynne and Finance Minister Charles Sousa, according to records from Ontario's Integrity Commissioner. The revelations come just one day after Sousa doubled down on his denial of having any involvement in the controversial casino deal. "This controversial casino deal doesn't pass the smell test. With a serious review into money laundering in BC, the public is left scratc...
October 31, 2017

In the wake of scathing media reports showing 4,352 patients have been admitted to the hallways at Brampton Civic Hospital, the Ontario PCs stood up for Peel Region patients by raising the issue during Question Period.“This government’s mismanagement of the Ontario healthcare system has resulted in a hospital overcrowding crisis,” said Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek who highlighted the Liberals’ 14 year record of mism...
October 30, 2017

The Ontario PCs are calling on Kathleen Wynne to halt the casino deal with Great Canadian Gaming, pending the results of a sweeping police probe into money laundering at its BC casino.   “There is a storm cloud hanging over this bad deal. Internal government documents have revealed suspicions of terrorist financing, while organized crime allegedly laundered hundreds of millions of dollars in hockey bags full of cash through the B...
October 27, 2017

“I congratulate Mary on her nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Kitchener Centre. “Mary brings a wealth of experience to our modern, inclusive and pragmatic PC team. A long-time conservative activist with strong ties to the Coptic community, Mary has experience working within government as an assistant in the regional office for the Hon. Diane Finley. "Her dedication to her community is reflected in her involvement in Zonta I...
October 27, 2017

With the Ontario PC policy convention one month away, Leader Patrick Brown is announcing that only Northern Ontario members can debate and vote on a number of regional specific policy resolutions. “Ontario is a diverse province, but there is no region more unique than the North. That’s why I strongly believe that northerners should have the final say on some of the major issues specific to the region,” said Ontario PC Leader Pa...
October 26, 2017

“The Wynne Liberals are untrustworthy, especially when it comes to Ontarians’ electricity bills. Every single time they’ve played games with the electricity sector it has left families working harder, paying more, and getting less.  “Despite Liberal spin, it’s clear: rates will continue to skyrocket to the highest they’ve ever been after the next election. “This reflects what we’ve seen i...
October 26, 2017

Fact-checking the 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals are untrustworthy, especially when it comes to our electricity bills. Every single thing they’ve ever touched in the energy sector has left hardworking Ontario families paying more and getting less. Let’s take a look at some of the mistruths the Wynne Liberals spun in the last LTEP: The 2013 LTEP said: “Ontarians are benefitting fro...
October 25, 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka rose in the Legislature this week to speak about the opening of Phoenix Building Components in Sundridge. Miller used this opportunity to ask the government to hold more consultations with small business on the proposed labour law changes in Bill 148. Mr. Norm Miller: I rise to share a positive story with my colleagues and to caution the government about policies that hurt small...

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