Queen's Park News

Walker Asks Queen’s Park to Deal With Rural Transportation Woes

queensparkLocal MPP Bill Walker tabled a resolution on Wednesday (Nov. 6) at Queen’s Park to call on the province to strike an all-party committee to study transportation needs in rural and Northern Ontario.

Walker said he is concerned that public transportation is almost nonexistent in communities north of Toronto, which leaves some of his constituents, especially low-income families, people with special needs and the elderly, struggling every day to access essential services, such as travelling to their doctor and other health care appointments, work and volunteer commitments.

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MPP Walker Calls on Liberal Party of Ontario to Repay Costs of Cancelled Gas Plants

queensparkThe price tag for the Ontario Liberal government’s cancellation of two gas plants in the Toronto area rose to $1.1 billion yesterday following the release of Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s special investigation into what Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker called, “that spending scandal.”

The provincial auditor general also confirmed that Ontario taxpayers will be paying higher prices as a result of the “Premier’s questionable decisions” that critics say was aimed at protecting the companies involved in the power plant projects.

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Promotion for MPP Bill Walker at Queen’s Park

walker official 2013 225Local MPP Bill Walker says he welcomes his new duty of serving as the PC’s Children and Youth Services critic, announced by Opposition Leader Tim Hudak at Queen’s Park.

I welcome the promotion. I also see it as a complement to my health critic duties,” Walker says in reference to his previous post assigned after the 2011 provincial election. “Keeping our children and youth healthy is a recurring theme in any debate, and so I look forward to building on the efforts and work of my predecessor and caucus colleague, Jane McKenna.”

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MPP Walker Calls on Minister to Deal With Nuisance Bears in Bruce and Grey

bear Darko SkenderThis week MPP Bill Walker called on the minister of natural resources to protect local residents from nuisance bears by bringing back the Trap and Relocation program. Walker’s statement arrives after incidents involving black bears in the riding.

During his speech at Queen’s Park, Walker also advised Minister David Orazietti that the province’s bear-siting hotline is of no use to residents when they’re confronted with a black bear.

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