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Apr 26th

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    MPPont
    Bill Walker MPPLETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: A historic health care rally occurred at Queen’s Park this Saturday, with hundreds of doctors, patients, and other health care professionals joining together to protest the Liberal Government’s gutting of Ontario’s health care system. We’ve seen the Wynne Liberals cut $815-million from physician services, $50-million from seniors’ physiotherapy services, $20-million from the assistive devices program, and 50 medical residency positions. We’ve also seen the Government cut more than 2,000 children with autism from the Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) therapy waitlist, the only treatment that is statistically effective at improving the development of autistic children. But this is not the first time this Government has forced Ontarians to pay out of their own pocket for much-needed health-care services. Delisting has been extensive under this Government, beginning in 2004 with eye exams, physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and most recently, they quietly cut funding for test strips that diabetics use to monitor their blood sugar levels. The reality is that the government’s continuing cuts are a result of their scandal, waste, and mismanagement. This is a government that wasted $1-billion on the e-Health scandal and another $1.2 billion on the Gas Plant fiasco. This is a government that has let 39 per cent of every dollar for home care go toward administration and bureaucracy rather than frontline care. They are in fact so desperate to spin these cuts that Health Minister Eric Hoskins tried to blame their mismanagement on Ontario’s physicians. In fact, they’ve tried to blame it on everyone except themselves: hospitals, nurses, and even patients. For Ontario’s patients, life is getting harder under the Liberals. Each cut translates into extra days waiting to see their doctor, an extra month waiting for an essential surgery, or months of waiting for a nursing bed. Bottom line, with a reported 1,343 constituents looking for a doctor in Bruce-Grey and 800,000 people across Ontario without a family physician today, these cuts are making physician shortages even worse in Ontario. I believe Ontarians deserve a government that invests in frontline health care workers and makes the health of patients a top priority. It’s time to tell Premier Wynne that enough is enough. Our most vulnerable people shouldn’t be paying for this government’s mistakes. My colleagues and I will continue to hold the government to account for how their mismanagement is taking money out of health care. We will not stop fighting until we have a government and a Health Minister that values frontline workers, and unequivocally puts patients first and puts the money back where it belongs so that Ontarians can get the care they need and deserve. Bill Walker, MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound
    Apr 26, 2016 1:39 pm | Ontario, Bruce
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    Geoff ReganAre you a community member or resident of Fairview? Check out this short survey from The United Way Action for Neighbourhood Change Fairview! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FairviewProfile
    Apr 26, 2016 12:53 pm | Nova Scotia, Halifax West
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    Irene MathyssenA nice little write up on London veteran Bob Kennedy being honoured by Russia with the Ushakov Medal, and an ice cold vodka: http://ow.ly/4n7n7s
    Apr 26, 2016 12:45 pm | Ontario, London—Fanshawe
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    MNAcaq
    Francois LegaultPhilippe Couillard refuse de s’engager à mettre en place des prématernelles 4 ans pour tous les enfants du Québec, au cours des 5 prochaines années. Au Québec, chaque année, 12 000 jeunes décrochent de l’école sans avoir obtenu un diplôme. Toutes proportions gardées, c’est 2 fois plus qu’en Ontario. Actuellement, les enfants qui ont des difficultés d’apprentissage sont pris en charge trop tard. Tous les experts le disent : pour réduire le décrochage, il faut agir tôt. Tous les enfants devraient être évalués, au plus tard à l’âge de 4 ans, et des services éducatifs devraient commencer à être donnés immédiatement, en particulier aux enfants avec des difficultés d’apprentissage, ceux qu’on appelle les EHDAA. La CAQ propose d’offrir la prématernelle gratuite, dès l’âge de 4 ans, à tous les enfants du Québec. Et la CAQ propose d’offrir tous les services éducatifs nécessaires aux enfants qui ont des difficultés d’apprentissage, dès l’âge de 4 ans. C’est une tendance mondiale. En Ontario, aux États-Unis, en Europe, la majorité des enfants commencent l’école à 4 ans. Le Québec est en retard. Les acteurs du milieu de l’Éducation et les parents attendent du leadership, de l’ambition et des mesures fortes de la part du premier ministre. À 3 reprises en Chambre aujourd’hui, Philippe Couillard a refusé de s’engager à mettre en place des prématernelles 4 ans pour tous les enfants du Québec, au cours des 5 prochaines années.
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    Steven FletcherSeven days ago the people of Assiniboia placed their trust in me to represent them to the Government of Manitoba. I want to thank them for that trust, and publically commit to them that I will focus my energies and experience to improving the lives of the people of Assiniboia and Manitoba. My constituency office will be set up soon, but if you need to contact me for any reason please email me at steven@stevenfletcher.com Thank you! Together we will build a Better Manitoba! ~Steven
    Apr 26, 2016 12:31 pm | Manitoba, Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia
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    David EggenBig crowd for this morning's #ulead16 panel. No pressure! #abed
    Apr 26, 2016 12:01 pm | Alberta, Edmonton
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    Carol HughesConstituency Clinics will be held tomorrow, April 27th, at the following locations. For this date only I will be at the Colburn Building at 601 Elgin Rd. in White River from 9am to 10 am, future clinics will be held in the Municipal Building. I will then be at the Economic Development Office at 200 Front St. in Hornepayne from 11am to noon. A complete schedule of Constituency Clinics can be found at: http://carolhughes.ndp.ca/constituency-clinics-2016
    Apr 26, 2016 12:00 pm | Ontario, Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing
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    Alexandre BoulericeIndeed! "In just three days, Canadians who’ve paid attention have seen the ultra-progressive, super-feminist, pro-worker and pro-reconciliation Justin Trudeau revealed – as a sham."
    Apr 26, 2016 11:49 am | Quebec, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie
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    Marjolaine Boutin-SweetAvec le retour du beau temps vient le ménage du printemps. Une quinzaine de corvées de propreté sont organisées à travers la circonscription en fin de semaine. Comme chaque année, je me joindrai aux bénévoles pour donner un coup de main. Dans Rosemont, Mercier et Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, on sort les balais!
    Apr 26, 2016 11:39 am | Quebec, Hochelaga
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    Nathan CullenDuffy may have been cleared by the court but he, the Senate and certainly Mr. Harper will remain infamous for the worst kind of politics and corruption. Time to clean up the Senate mess once and for all.
    Apr 26, 2016 11:23 am | British Columbia, Skeena—Bulkley Valley
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    Romeo SaganashBienvenue sur mon site Web renouvelé et amélioré : maintenant avec les informations sur les événements nationaux, pour vous informer à propos de mon projet de loi C-262 et mieux connaître les enjeux de nos territoires! www.romeosaganash.npd.ca
    Apr 26, 2016 11:15 am | Quebec, Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou
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    Romeo SaganashWelcome to my new and improved website, now with information about the National Tour to educate on my Bill C-262 and learn about what is going on in other territories! www.romeosaganash.ndp.ca
    Apr 26, 2016 11:10 am | Quebec, Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou
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    MLAbcl
    John Yap#shoutout to the Canucks Autism Network Family Festival on Sunday, #BCPartnersWiN Educational Consultant Norah Flaherty, Recruitment Specialist Jamie Millar-Dixon, Dr. Bob Levy and John Yap MLA. We had a great time! #CANFamFest
    Apr 26, 2016 11:00 am | British Columbia,
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    MPcon
    Chris Warkentin"...our energy sector is a perfectly legitimate and respectable contributor to our economy, and that its ideological opponents will never support its existence no matter how many concessions they win. In other words, there is no such thing as a social licence, and the continued pursuit of one is an act of utter folly for Alberta and Canada." http://www.financialpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=business.financialpost.com%2Ffp-comment%2Fross-mckitrick-lets-stop-pretending-social-licence-is-an-actual-thing
    Apr 26, 2016 10:56 am | Alberta, Peace River
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    MPlib
    Joyce MurrayJoin me this Saturday for my latest MP Town Hall on Getting Canada to a 'net zero carbon' economy - RSVP here: http://ow.ly/4n7u9d
    Apr 26, 2016 10:38 am | British Columbia, Vancouver Quadra
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    MPPont
    Randy PettapieceSaving energy? Liberals reward you with another hydro hike, effective May 1.
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    MPcon
    Apr 26, 2016 10:23 am | Saskatchewan, Cypress Hills—Grasslands
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    Apr 26, 2016 10:15 am | Saskatchewan, Nunavut
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    Kelly BlockThank you to Terry Jenson and staff for the tour this morning.
    Apr 26, 2016 10:10 am | Saskatchewan, Nunavut
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    Sarah CampbellLast week I asked when Wynne will start to prioritize the very basic needs of northerners #onpoli #NWOmatters
    Apr 26, 2016 10:01 am | Ontario, Kenora—Rainy River
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    Andrea HorwathHonoured to welcome new Canadians today at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship Institut pour la citoyenneté canadienne New Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in Hamilton.
    Apr 26, 2016 9:57 am | Ontario, Red Deer
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    MNAcaq
    Francois LegaultJe demande à Philippe Couillard de mettre en place la prématernelle 4 ans pour tous les enfants sur une période de 5 ans à compter de 2017. Comme vous le savez, la CAQ a tenu un colloque dimanche dernier sur le thème de l’éducation. C’était très motivant et très inspirant. Encore une fois, la CAQ ne se contente pas de critiquer, elle fait des propositions constructives. Un constat fort se dégage : le décrochage scolaire est un problème grave qui pèse sur l’avenir du Québec. Plus de 12 000 jeunes décrochent à chaque année. Toutes proportions gardées, c’est 2 fois plus qu’en Ontario. Les pays les plus performants, les pays les plus riches et qui ont les meilleurs taux de réussite, ont misé sur l’école de 4 à 18 ans. L’école de 4 à 18 ans, c’est payant pour les enfants, payant pour les parents et payant pour la société. Actuellement, les enfants qui ont des difficultés d’apprentissage sont pris en charge trop tard, et ça c’est quand ils sont pris en charge. Tous les experts le disent. Pour un enfant qui a des difficultés d’apprentissage, les interventions les plus efficaces sont celles entreprises lorsque l’enfant est en bas âge. Avec la prématernelle à 4 ans accessible à tous, on dépisterait les problèmes d’apprentissage plus tôt. Il faut investir et offrir plus d’orthopédagogues et plus d’orthophonistes, mais aussi plus de services spécialisés en orientation de carrière pour nos adolescents. Pour nous, l’école de 4 à 18 ans, c’est une solution ambitieuse pour s’attaquer au décrochage. On doit se donner comme objectif que plus aucun jeune ne tombe entre les mailles du système. Mais pour y arriver, ça prend plus que des beaux discours et des vœux pieux. Je demande donc au premier ministre de présenter un plan pour instaurer la prématernelle 4 ans dans toutes les écoles du Québec sur un horizon de 5 ans. Il n'y a pas de raison que les enfants du Québec ne puissent pas bénéficier de ces mesures qui ont fait leurs preuves ailleurs. Le Québec a besoin de projets inspirants pour retrouver le goût d’avancer. L’école de 4 à 18 ans, c’est un message fort pour valoriser l’éducation au Québec. L’école de 4 à 18 ans, c’est un projet d’avenir qui mise sur notre plus grande richesse : nos jeunes.
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    MLAbcl
    John YapB.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint is investing more money to get British Columbians the skills they need to succeed in their jobs. http://bit.ly/21dq20X
    Apr 26, 2016 9:51 am | British Columbia,
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    Randy HillierThe Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre is putting on their fifth annual spin-a-thon to help raise funds and awareness for the center which does great work. Please consider visiting the link below and help sponsor my daughters team to help raise funds for this worthy cause. Feel free to encourage others to donate by sharing your sponsorship on social media and to show your support and compassion for those women affected by sexual violence.
    Apr 26, 2016 9:43 am | Ontario, The Straits
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    Dr Eric HoskinsThe Silo @thesiloteam · 8s8 seconds ago #Ontario expands FREE dental care to low-income children via families- apply online http://www.thesilo.ca/ontario-expands-free-dental-care-eligible-children-youth/#onpoli #Health Eric Hoskins Kutcher, Victor DDS Ontario Dental Association
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    MPcon
    Rona AmbroseGreat to see Brad Wall last night and talk about creating good jobs for Canadians. He's been making the case for hard working Canadians in the natural resource sector and the importance of getting Canadian products to market. This is a message I’m proud to carry across the country. Premier Wall is right: government has to create the right conditions for the private sector to succeed, and then get out of the way. Thanks for the warm welcome to Saskatchewan and congratulations again on your election win!
    Apr 26, 2016 9:12 am | Alberta, Edmonton—Spruce Grove
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    Robert SopuckOn Friday I had the chance to appear on CTV's Power Play to discuss the value of Justin Trudeau and his entourage flying to New York to sign a climate change agreement with no enforcement measures in it.
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    Blaine CalkinsInteresting read. US business interests are influencing Canadian domestic policy. It's in their business interests to have Canadian energy trapped in the North American marketplace. All they need to do is funnel cash to Canadian environmental groups, and their work is done. All it takes is media friendly to their message, and politicians to ignore the facts, and voila, Canadian oil is cheap for them to buy. It's time we rise above this conversation, get real about the international demand for oil, recognize Canada is an environmental leader compared to other oil producing countries, and get these resources to the market, to the benefit of all Canadians.
    Apr 26, 2016 8:44 am | Alberta, Wetaskiwin
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    Megan LeslieIf you're in Ottawa, join us! WWF-Canada
    Apr 26, 2016 8:38 am | Nova Scotia, Halifax
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    Kathleen WynneMaking it easier for low-income families to keep their kids’ smiles healthy.
    Apr 26, 2016 8:34 am | Ontario, Don Valley West
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    Randy HillierI have affixed my name to this petition to end Tarion's monopoly on new home warranties which has brought nothing but headaches and heartbreaks for new home owners. I encourage everyone to sign and help put an end to Tarion's unchecked power.
    Apr 26, 2016 8:31 am | Ontario, The Straits
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    Ralph GoodaleEngagés aux premiers intervenants & leur familles - ils protègent les Canadiens à tous les jours. http://client.prod.iaff.org/#contentid=37319
    Apr 26, 2016 8:18 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Ralph GoodaleCommitted to first responders & their families as they continue to protect Canadians every day. @IAFFCanada http://client.prod.iaff.org/#contentid=36312
    Apr 26, 2016 8:15 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Brad WallThanks to former Saskatchewan Finance Minister Janice MacKinnon for her study highlighting the success of Saskatchewan's Surgical Initiative. Still more to do but Saskatchewan has gone from the longest surgical wait times in Canada to now the shortest. https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/learning-from-the-saskatchewan-surgical-initiative-to-improve-wait-times-in-canada
    Apr 26, 2016 7:58 am | Saskatchewan,
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    Chris WarkentinSome much needed perspective on our job creating oil sands.
    Apr 26, 2016 6:31 am | Alberta, Peace River
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    Apr 26, 2016 5:48 am | Nova Scotia,
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    Kelly BlockYesterday I was honoured to attend a meeting in Hafford with constituents concerned about physician-assisted suicide.
    Apr 26, 2016 4:29 am | Saskatchewan, Nunavut
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    Christopher MitchelmoreFederal Liberals adding tourism, recreational works to infrastructure program https://t.co/N5LX6aD11b
    Apr 26, 2016 3:52 am | Newfoundland, The Straits
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    Christopher MitchelmoreProvince looks for donors for Colonial Building interpretation https://t.co/gxJEPw36v2 @BTCRD_GovNL
    Apr 26, 2016 2:09 am | Newfoundland, The Straits

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