Queen's Park News

MPP Walker: Provincial Budget Hurts Seniors

walker270The hike in seniors’ drug costs proposed in the government’s 2016 budget could stop seniors from taking their prescription medications and seriously undermine their health and well-being, says Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker.

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MPP Walker Challenges Education Minister to Put Special-Needs Students First

queensparkThe new special education funding formula is not meeting the requirements of special needs students, says Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker.

Between 2001 and 2014, the student-teacher ratios in special education have jumped from 22 students per teacher to 37 in Southwestern Ontario. The ratio may even be higher today as hundreds of educational assistants have since been let go across school boards in Ontario.

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