Hansard


Statement on Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise today to recognize the third annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. This week was created by my bill, the Hawkins Gignac Act, which required Ontario homes with a fuel-burning appliance or attached garage to have a carbon monoxide detector. You cannot smell or taste carbon monoxide, so having a […]

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Statement on Local Government week

Mr. Speaker, as we begin local government week I want to rise to commend all of those in the municipal sector who work to provide the services that people rely on every day. Across Ontario municipalities will be holding events this week to educate people on municipal government and the important role they play. From […]

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Petitions – Energy Rates

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. I have here a petition signed by a great many of my constituents. In fact, we had this petition lying on the counter in my office, and people were actually waiting in line to sign it. We also posted it on the Internet. In the first […]

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Petitions – Ingersoll Landfill

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I have a petition here signed by a great many people in my riding, particularly around the town of Ingersoll, who have concerns about the siting of a landfill site in their community. It is: “To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: “Whereas many of the resources of this planet are finite and […]

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Promoting Affordable Housing Act

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise today to speak to Bill 7 because Ontario is facing a housing crisis. The government has talked about the need to address affordable housing, but every year the problem gets worse. Every year, the waiting list for affordable housing hits a new record high. It is now at […]

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Statement on Government Policies and Local Concerns

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise to share concerns I’ve heard from my constituents over the summer. Over and over I heard about the impact of high hydro rates. I heard it from seniors and families who are struggling to pay their bills. I heard it from businesses that are struggling to compete with […]

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Statement on Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: This Sunday, we celebrate the annual Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival. It’s an important traditional festival celebrated by many people from Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia, especially among those of Chinese descent. I am honoured that Ambassador Wu and Michelle Lu from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office are here today to mark […]

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Tribute to Charles Tathum

The Speaker (Hon. Dave Levac): Before we entertain our first speaker, would the members please join me in welcoming the family and friends of the late Charles Murray Tatham, MPP for Oxford during the 34th Parliament, who are seated in the Speaker’s gallery: his daughter Charlene Gavel; her husband, Lee; his daughter Pat Garrod; his […]

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Statement on Affordable Housing

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: Ontario is facing a housing crisis. I do want to commend the minister for at least recognizing that point, but thus far, his approach hasn’t worked. Every year the wait-list for social housing hits a record high. There are now 171,000 Ontarian families waiting for affordable housing. Since the government released the […]

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Statement on Local Issues

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I want to thank everyone who took the time to respond to the survey in my recent newsletter. I genuinely enjoyed reading each response and sharing the concerns of my constituents with the Legislature. The biggest concerns for my constituents are the economy and jobs, government spending, seniors’ issues and taxes. People […]

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