Queen's Park News

Walker Supports PC Plan to Fight Hunger With Local Food

mmfm beetsBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker wants all MPPs to support his caucus colleagues’ plan to give farmers a tax break for donating surplus produce to local food banks.

Conservative MPPs Bob Bailey and Ernie Hardeman announced yesterday (July 10) at Queen’s Park an amendment to the government’s Local Food Act. The amendment would add a tax credit to farmers who donate their products to local food banks.

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MPP Walker Says Green Energy Plan Botched From Beginning

windturbine005The Liberal government’s change of heart about its multi-billion dollar “sweetheart Samsung deal” confirms that the green energy plans have been botched from the get-go, says Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker.

Walker was commenting on the news that the provincial government was cutting in half its controversial sole-sourced deal with South Korean conglomerate Samsung to produce green power in Ontario.

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MPP Walker Pleased Province Scraps Plans to Repeal “Industrial Exception”

Local MPP Bill Walker says pressure from his caucus and industry has forced the Liberal government to scrap plans to repeal a provision that would have had negative repercussions on manufacturers in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and across the province.

The repeal of the so-called “industrial exception” would compel a manufacturer to hire an engineer to approve slight modifications to production machinery. Walker called the repeal an unnecessary regulatory burden on an industry that is recognized for its standards of excellence.

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