Archives (2004 – 2011)


News Releases

05-12-2011 Minister Acknowledges Grain Elevator Problem But doesn’t know it is his responsibility
11-24-2011 Bill to cut HST Passes despite Liberal Opposition
11-18-2011 Hardeman to reintroduce Hawkins Gignac Act
10-25-2011 Hardeman Reappointed Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
09-01-2011 CO Detectors Needed in All Homes
08-22-2011 Cost of Living Increasing: Survey
07-19-2011 Ernie Hardeman’s Pig Roast in the Park
07-11-2011 Minister Blocks Farmers’ Appeals for Support
06-02-2011 LEGISLATURE PROROGUES EARLY, BILL NOT PASSED
05-19-2011 Energy Bill Relief for Families
05-10-2011 Plan to Halt Hydro cost increases
05-05-2011 open letter to Premier McGuinty re: the need to move forward the Hawkins Gignac Act before the summer recess.
05-05-2011 First Dutch Flag Raising at the Legislature
04-29-2011 Ontario Families hit with Hydro increase on May 1st
04-14-2011 Oxford families Frustrated by Spiralling Hydro Bills
04-11-2011 Why did it take so long?
04-11-2011 Column – The Road to risk management
04-06-2011 Farmers tied up in red tape
03-29-2011 No Relief in Budget for Ontario familes
03-28-2011 Dutch Heritage Month Bill Passes Unanimously
03-22-2011 ONTARIO COST OF DOING BUSINESS A CONCERN: OXFORD BUSINESSES
03-07-2011 Hydro Increases: enough is Enough
03-03-2011 Internal document shows ‘Open for Business’ a sham
03-02-2011 Ontario’Farmers need Ontario Government Support
02-22-2011
02-17-2011
01-31-2011
01-24-2011 HAVE YOUR SAY OXFORD: HARDEMAN
01-21-2011 Letter to Dalton McGuinty
01-13-2011 Column-Economic Update
12-22-2010 Scrap the Eco-tax on electronics: Hardeman
12-06-2010 Auditor’s report reveals more waste and Mismanagement
12-03-2010 Hawkins Gignac Act passes second reading
11-24-2010

Where is “Made-in-Ontario” solution for Farmers?

11-2-2010

Hardeman Introduces Bill to Recognize the Bicentennial of the Ontario Wine Industry

10-19-2010

Time to check your Carbon Monoxide Detector: hardeman

08-18-2010

McGuinty government reverses ban

08-18-2010 Stop Hydro bill Hikes: Hardema
08-13-2010

Wilkinson calls Eco-Fees “right thing to do”

07-14-2010

HARDEMAN CALLS FOR REPEAL OF ECO-FEE TAX GRAB

06-30-2010

DALTON GIVES ONTARIO TAX INCREASE FOR CANADA DAY

06-02-2010

PC CAUCUS PUSHING FOR BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

05-31-2010 McGUINTY TRIES TO HIDE CUTS FOR FARMERS
05-17–2010 HARDEMAN REINTRODUCES HAWKINS GIGNAC ACT
05-13-2010
05-06-2010
05-05-2010

BROKEN PROMISE FOR LOCAL ABBATTOIRS

04-28-2010

MORE STUDY NEEDED ON WIND TURBINES

04-13-2010 HARDEMAN SUPPORTS COALITION’S REQUEST
03-31-2010 MINISTER, STOP ACTING LIKE A LOBBYIST
03-08-2010 THRONE SPEECH SHORT ON NEW IDEAS
03-04-2010 MCGUINTY’S ONTARIO: PROROGATION FIRST, SAFETY SECOND
03-04-2010 TIME FOR ACTION, NOT EXCUSES
03-02-2010 Open letter to Premier McGuinty from Ernie
02-18-2010 HARDEMAN: SUPPORT MUST BE DELIVERED, NO EXCUSES

02-10-2010

Dalton McGuinty Caught Putting Politics Ahead of Patient Care
12-09-2009 LIBERALS FORCE THROUGH HST TAX INCREASE
12-08-2009 NEW LEGISLATION DOESN’T WORK FOR FARMERS
12-07-2009 AUDITOR QUESTIONS GOVERNMENT SPENDING
11-18-2009 $82 MILLION TAKEN FROM FARMERS SUPPORT PROGRAMS

11-17-2009

ONTARIANS DESERVE ANSWERS ON EHEALTH
11-17-2009 MCGUINTY REFUSES TO HEAR FROM ONTARIO FARMERS
11-10-2009

McGuinty Cuts off Animal Health and Food Safety Debate

11-06-2009 Job losses continue under McGuinty Mismanagement
10-29-2009 LIBERALS VOTE AGAINST HEALTH STUDY
10-19-2009 LIGHTS ARE ON, NO THANKS TO THE MINISTER
10-13-2009 PORK PRODUCERS RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS
10-08-2009 HOG PRODUCERS LOSE FARMS WHILE BAND PLAYS ON
08-25-2009: Summer 2009
07-27-2009 HARDEMAN CRITIC FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL
05-22-2009: FIRST ALERT CANADA DONATION WILL SAVE LIVES
04-27-2009: New Tax on Ontario Farmland
04-8-2009: HARDEMAN TO PREMIER: DON’T TAX PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK
04-2-2009: Hawkins Gignac Act Passes Unanimously
04-1-2009: Minister has no answers for farmers
03-26-2009 MCGUINTY BUDGET COSTS TAXPAYERS
03-12-2009: Open letter to Dombrowsky re deadstock funding
03-04-2009: MINISTER HAS NO ANSWERS FOR FARMERS WITH DEAD COWS
03-03-2009: MCGUINTY HAS NO PLAN FOR DEADSTOCK
02-17-2009: Beginning Farmers Petition for Assistance
12-11-2008: Hardeman introduces bill to promote home safety
12-05-2008: Hardeman’s Bill to Promote Ontario Agriculture Becomes Law
11-05-2008: MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT LIMITS DEBATE ON JOB-KILLING BILL
10-27-2008: Letter to the Editor – Agriculture in Ontario
10-27-2008: Ground Breaking time to Celebrate Hard Work
10-22-2008: HARDEMAN DISAPPOINTED IN ECONOMIC STATEMENT
10-20-2008: TIME TO CELEBRATE OXFORD’S SMALL BUSINESSES
10-15-2008: ECONOMIC STATEMENT MUST SUPPORT NEW FARMERS
10-02-2008: LEGISLATURE UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTS HARDEMAN’S BILL
08-26-2008: National Farmer’s Union Commentary – Ernie Hardeman MPP wants you to see the signs
07-31-2008: MPP Column on the Health Tax Review
06-16-2008: Hardeman’s Bill leads the way to Ontario Produce
06-12-2008: PC Party wins fight to keep Lord’s Prayer
06-10-2008: Over 2500 Ontario Pigs Wasted
06-03-2008: Minister Tries to Avoid Question
06-02-2008: New and Expanding Farmers In Need Are Speaking Out
05-28-2008: STILL NO SUPPORT FOR ONTARIO POTATO FARMERS
05-06-2008: MINISTER LAST ONE STILL “SURPRISED” BY ERRORS IN PROGRAM
05-01-2008: OXFORD MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE FUNDING FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES
03-28-2008: SAKURA HOUSE GETS FUNDING FOR RENOVATIONS
03-17-2008: Program failing young farmers: Hardeman
02-29-2008: HARDEMAN WANTS LORD’S PRAYER IN ONTARIO LEGISLATURE
01-26-2008: The Plattsville & District Heritage Society
01-09-2008: HARDEMAN APPOINTED TO AGRICULTURE & FOOD
01-08-2008: HARDEMAN COMMENDS WOODSTOCK HOSPITAL
12-05-2007: HARDEMAN DEMANDS NURS PL8 IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
11-29-2007: MCGUINTY LACKS PLAN FOR FARMERS, MUNICIPALITIES AND ECONOMY
10-29-2007: HARDEMAN SWORN IN FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE TERM
8-01-2007: A no-news announcement from the McGuinty government
7-26-2007: COLLE-GATE MINISTER FORCED TO RESIGN
7-14-2007: Dancing Feet Find a New Stage at Festival Thanks to $15,000 OTF Grant
6-5-2007: DALTON MCGUINTY TRIES TO ESCAPE ACCOUNTABILITY
5-29-2007: LIBERALS DEFEAT PC MOTION TO PROTECT ONTARIO JOBS
5-17-2007: LIBERALS VOTE DOWN HARDEMAN’S JOB PROTECTION RESOLUTION
5-16-2007: HARDEMAN RESOLUTION WILL PROTECT JOBS
5-04-2007: FIREFIGHTERS LEGISLATION PASSES IMMEDIATELY
4-30-2007: McGuinty Liberals Continue Slush Fund Cover-up
4-19-2007: Tory Releases Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
4-18-2007: Hardeman questions Liberal Slush Fund
4-16-2007: Dalton McGuinty Liberals Block Lotto Inquiry
4-15-2007: Hardeman Questions Caplan on Lottery Scandal Cover-up
3-27-2007: Dalton McGuinty won’t Take Action to Protect Ontarians Until he gets Caught
3-22-2007: DALTON MCGUINTY SPENDING MORE BUT NO IMPROVEMENTS IN OXFORD
MPP column – Legislature returns for spring session
3-9-2007: TORY UNVEILS PLAN TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS
2-28-2007: DALTON MCGUINTY ADMITS HE WAS WRONG
2-27-2007: MCGUINTY FAILING RURAL ONTARIO
2-23-2007: 150 MUNICIPALITIES CAN’T BE WRONG
2-13-2007: Ontarians In Need of Housing Worse Off Under McGuinty Liberals
2-1-2007: GRANT WILL HELP BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS HELP MORE KIDS
1-24-2007: HARDEMAN LISTENS TO CONCERNS ABOUT LIBERAL’S BILL 140
12-21-2006: MCGUINTY LIBERALS REFUSE TO MEASURE JUSTICE SYSTEM
11-14-2006: 100 MUNICIPALITIES SUPPORT HARDEMAN’S RESOLUTION BUT NO ACTION FROM MCGUINTY LIBERALS
11-11-2006: Remembrance Day Message
11-09-2006: LIBERALS TRYING TO BURY MORE PROBLEMS UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION
11-01-2006: MCGUINTY GIVING TAX DOLLARS TO HIS FRIENDS
10-31-2006: LIBERALS SHOULD KEEP A PROMISE FOR ONCE: HARDEMAN
10-27-2006: Liberals Never Let Facts Get in the Way of a Good Quote
10-29-2006: BILL 140 (LONG TERM CARE ACT) UNFAIR AND UNACCEPTABLE FOR SENIORS: HARDEMAN
10-28-2006: MCGUINTY LIBERALS NEED TO GET TOUGH ON BAIL
10-22-2006: HARDEMAN RECOGNIZES LOCAL HERO REVEREND MACKAY
10-16-2006 Liberal Gas Tax Formula Not Equitable for Oxford
10-12-2006 Hardeman Demands Expedient Assistance for Ratepayers and Municipalities
09-28-2006: Ontario PC Resolution Calling For A Faster Solution for Municipalities Passes Despite Liberal Opposition
03-23-2006: Woodstock Hospital
03-23-2006: Stakeholder Reaction to 06 Budget
02-28-2006: Statement on Samatha Bakker Woodstock Tsunami Award
02-21-2006: Ernie Hardeman MPP debate on Bill 206 OMERS
02-13-2006 Ernie Hardeman MPP debate on Bill 53 City of Toronto Act
Farm Implements Ammendements Act 2005 Backgrounder
Ernie Hardeman MPP Speech on Budget 2006
12-13-2005: Bill 206 letter to warden Oxford county
08-24-2005 Ernie Hardeman Accepts a New Position as Opposition Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing
07-30-2005: Toyota Announces They Are Coming To Woodstock
06-30-2005: Toyota plant in Woodstock
06-29-2005: New Agriculture Minister
06-25-2005: New Ag Minister, Let’s See What Happens
06-08-2005: Ernie Hardeman – Agriculture & Rural Opposition Day June 8 05
05-18-2005: 2005 May 17 Meat Inspection stike by OPSEU
05-17-2005: Meat Inspection stike by OPSEU
05-11-2005: MPP news release Budget
05-11-2005: BUDGET MISSES OPPORTUNITY TO HELP REAL PEOPLE
04-27-2005: FarmGate5 – reception April 27, 2005
04-25-2005: Where’s the Money? – Agriculture Minister Doesn’t Know
04-14-2005: Runciman Resolution – Homolka
03-02-2005: Hardeman fights for Ontario Farmers
02-28-2005: Farm Implements Bill 2005
02-25-2005: Farm Implements Bill 2005 News Release
12-01-2004: Deer and Elk Farming Must be an Agricultural Enterprise
10-25-2004: Time to Move on BSE
10-14-2004: Call for Final Approval on WGH
10-13-2004: Pricey Promises
10-05-2004: Ontario Progressive Conservative Critic Thanks Industry during Agriculture Week
09-29-2004: Broken Promises and Incompetence Mark McGuinty’s First Year
09-27-2004: BSE Funding
09-24-2004: Tories Consult With Agricultural Leaders
08-04-2004: Letter to the Minister of Agriculture and Food
06-23-2004: Bogus or Partisan?
06-23-2004: Long Term Care Approval Needed
06-16-2004: Check the Agriculture Estimates
06-15-2004: Ingersoll Overpass – Call For Funding
05-31-2004: Members’ Statements
05-02-2004: People in Ontario did not vote for a health tax
05-00-2004: The 2004 Liberal Budget
02-09-2004: Hardeman calls for Municipal input on taxaton issues

Hansard

2011
12-06-2011 INTRODUCTION OF BILLS HAWKINS GIGNAC ACT
12-05-2011 ORAL QUESTIONS RURAL ONTARIO
11-29-2011 FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROCESSING INDUSTRY
11-28-2011 MEMBERS STATEMENTS CHICKEN INDUSTRY
06-01-2011 ORAL QUESTIONS ENERGY POLICIES
05-31-2011 MEMBERS STATEMENT ONTARIO CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION
05-18-2011 MEMBERS STATEMENT BUSINESS AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
05-09-2011 ORAL QUESTIONS ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
05-09-2011 MEMBERS STATEMENT ONTARIO GREENHOUSE ALLIANCE
04-14-2011 MEMBERS STATEMENT HYDRO RATES
04-11-2011 ORAL QUESTIONS ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
04-07-2011 MEMBERS STATEMENT GOVERNMENT SPENDING
04-06-2011 ORAL QUESTIONS GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
03-22-2011 MEMBERS STATEMENT OXFORD BUSINESSES
03-07-2011 MEMBERS STATEMENT HYDRO RATES
03-03-2011 ORAL QUESTIONS RED TAPE REDUCTION
03-03-2011 PRIVATE MEMBERS BILL SMALL BUSINESS BILL OF RIGHTS, 2011
03-03-2011 MEMBERS STATEMENT ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
03-02-2011 RESPONSE TO MINISTERS STATEMENT GREENBELT
02-22-2011 MEMBERS STATEMENTS ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
2010
12-08-2010 MEMBERS STATEMENTS CHICKEN FARMERS OF ONTARIO
12-07-2010 MEMBERS STATEMENTS FOOD AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS OF CANADA
12-02-2010 PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS HAWKINS GIGNAC ACT
12-01-2010 MEMBERS STATEMENT ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
11-30-2010 MEMBERS STATEMENT EGG FARMERS OF ONTARIO
11-03-2010 MEMBERS STATEMENT NATIONAL 4-H MONTH
10-28-2010 MEMBERS STATEMENT INGERSOLL PIPE BAND
10-21-2010 MEMBERS STATEMENT FUSION YOUTH ACTIVITY AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
10-21-2010 ORDERS OF THE DAY DEBATE ON OPEN FOR BUSINESS ACT
10-07-2010 MEMBERS STATEMENT FOOD BANKS
10-05-2010 MEMBERS STATEMENT ORGANIC FARMERS
10-04-2010 RESPONSE TO MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ONTARIO AGRICULTURE WEEK
09-30-2010 PETITION TAXATION
09-29-2010 ORAL QUESTIONS SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS
09-29-2010 SCHOOL NUTRITION QUESTION
09-16-2010 ORAL QUESTIONS ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
09-16-2010 FOOD BANK DONATION TAX CREDIT QUESTION
06-03-2010 PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
06-03-2010 CATTLE FARMERS STATEMENT
05-20-2010 MEMBERS STATEMENT BUSINESS AWARDS
05-20-2010 TILLSONBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS STATEMENT
05-17-2010 HAWKINS GIGNAC ACT BILL INFORMATION
05-17-2010 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS STATEMENT
05-13-2010 ABATTOIRS QUESTION
05-06-2010 HST STATEMENT
05-06-2010 DEFILBRILLATOR ACCESS ACT STATEMENT
05-05-2010 ABATTOIRS QUESTION
04-13-2010 ASSISTANCE TO FARMER QUESTION
04-01-2010 HST PETITION
03-31-2010 ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
03-22-2010 THRONE SPEECH
03-11-2010 CEMETERIES
03-11-2010 CARBON MONOXIDE
03-04-2010 ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS QUESTION
02-25-2010 ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
02-18-2010 AGRICULTURE FUNDING
2009
02-25-2009 ACCESIBILITY FOR THE DISABLED
12-09-2009 ASSISTANCE TO FARMER
12-08-2009 EGG FARMER
12-07-2009 BILL 204
12-03-2009 TAXATION
11-30-2009 AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY
11-26-2009 ONTARIO TAX PLAN
11-19-2009 BILL 32
11-19-2009 PORK INDUSTRY
11-18-2009 TAXATION PETITION
11-18-2009 ASSISTANCE TO FARMER QUESTION 1
11-06-2009

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

05-04-2009 CATTLE FARMERS
04-25-2009 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
04-13-2009 PORK INDUSTRY
04-07-2009 PORK INDUSTRY
03-30-2009 TAXATION
03-29-2009 RENEWABLE ENERGY
03-27-2009 TAXATION
2008
12-10-2008 CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
12-04-2008 BILL 98 THIRD READING
11-26-2008 PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS
11-24-2008 YOUNG DRIVERS
11-20-2008 ONTARIO POLICE ASSOCIATION
11-6-2008 CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
10-30-2008 ONTARIO ECONOMY
10-29-2008 CHICKEN FARMERS
10-23-2008 REPRESENTATION AMENDMENT ACT, 2008
10-15-2008
ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
10-09-2008
PUBLIC BUSINESS MILK IN SCHOOLS
10-06-2008
STATEMENTS BY THE MINISTRY AND RESPONSES
10-06-2008
MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS
10-02-2008
PUBLIC BUSINESS SIGNAGE TO PROMOTE ONTARIO GROWN AGRICULTURAL FOOD PRODUCTS ACT, 2008
10-02-2008
MANUFACTURING JOBS
9-30-2008
SERVICES AND SUPPORTS TO PROMOTE THE SOCIAL INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES ACT, 2008
9-25-2008
SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED
9-22-2008 AGRICULTURE FUNDING
06-16-2008 MEMBERS’ STATEMENT
2007
12-05-2007 LICENCE PLATE REVIEW COMMITTEE
06-04-2007 GOVERNMENT’S RECORD
05-31-2007 VAUGHAN HOSPITAL
05-31-2007 LONG-TERM CARE
05-30-2007 RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE
05-16-2007 AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY

05-16-2007

ORDERS OF THE DAY LONG TERM CARE
05-14-2007 MINISTRY OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION GRANTS
05-03-2007: MINISTRY OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION GRANTS
04-26-2007 MINISTRY OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION GRANTS
04-17-2007 ONTARIO LOTTERY AND GAMING CORP.
04-16-2007: ONTARIO LOTTERY AND GAMING CORP.
04-11-2007: ONTARIO LOTTERY AND GAMING CORP.
04-04-2007: ONTARIO LOTTERY AND GAMING CORP.
04-02-2007: MINISTER OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL
03-27-2007: OLG statement
2006
12-19-2006: MUNICIPAL FINANCES
11-29-2006: Orders of the day Long – Term Care Homes Act, 2006
11-22-2006: Statement in the Ontario Legislature On Reverend MacKay
11-21-2006: Closure Motion on Bill 107
11-16-2006: Private Members Business- Greenlane resolution
11-1-2006: Government Spending
10-31-2006: Affordable Housing
10-12-2006: Provincial Review
09-28-2006: Private members public business
2005
12-01-2005: PROPOSED OXFORD HOSPITAL
10-24-2005: PROPOSED WOODSTOCK HOSPITAL
05-19-2005: ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
2004
06-24-2004: Capital Funding
06-23-2004:   Abattoirs
06-22-2004:   Chiropractic Services
06-21-2004:
  Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre
06-16-2004:
  Agriculture Industry
06-15-2004:
  Rail Overpass
06-03-2004:
  Agriculture Programs
2003
06-10-2003:
  Petroleum Products Price Freeze Act 2004
06-09-2003:   Chiropractic Services
06-08-2003:   Chiropractic Services
06-07-2003:   Chiropractic Services


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