Hansard


Statement on Autism Treatment

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: Every child in Ontario deserves an opportunity to succeed. No parent should have to hear that the government has given up on their child, but that’s what parents like Laura Donkers have been told. Her son Lawson is six and has autism. After only four months of intensive behaviour therapy this spring, […]

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Municipal Elections Modernization Act

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise to speak to Bill 181, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act. I want to start by thanking all the people, organizations and municipalities that shared their thoughts on the Municipal Elections Act review with me and my office. We appreciated everyone who took the time to talk with us […]

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Oral Questions – Landfill

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: My question is to the Minister of the Environment. As you know, there’s a proposal for a landfill in my riding. I know the minister has received thousands and thousands of letters, postcards and emails from my constituents who are concerned about the impact on their drinking water. The mayor of Ingersoll […]

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Introduction of Visitors and Statement – George Leslie Mackay’s Birthday

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise to introduce a number of special guests who are here today to celebrate what would have been George Leslie Mackay’s 172nd birthday. In the gallery today, I’m honoured to have Director General Hsu from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, as well as representatives from the Canadian Mackay […]

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Statement on Oxford Businesses

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise today to report the results of my annual survey of Oxford businesses, and I want to thank everyone who took the time to respond. Again this year, the cost of doing business in Ontario is a major concern. Some 92% of businesses said they would be negatively impacted […]

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Statement on Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise today to recognize the second annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, which was created as part of my private member’s bill, the Hawkins Gignac Act. As people seal up their homes for winter, we want to remind them to check their chimneys and vents and to make sure they […]

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Smart Growth for Our Communities Act

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. I’m pleased to rise today to speak to Bill 73, the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act. The last time I spoke to this bill, in April, I explained why this debate was premature. I explained that the government had only just launched the land use […]

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Ingersoll Cheese Playground Statement

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise to recognize everyone who has contributed to a new cheese-themed playground in the town of Ingersoll. This playground was built as part of the popular TVOKids series Giver, which teaches kids about citizen engagement by providing them with opportunities to see how their good intentions, combined with hard […]

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Petitions – Environmental Protection

Mr.Ernie Hardeman: Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to the Legislative Assembly, signed by a great number of people from Oxford and, I believe, even from the great riding of Brant. I want to present it on their behalf. “Whereas the purpose of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act (EPA) is to `provide for the protection and […]

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Member’s Statements — Taxation

Mr.Ernie Hardeman: I rise today to share the concerns of the Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce about this government’s 148% aviation fuel tax increase. They said: “We view our airports as one of the main drivers of growth in our region’s economy and we take a keen interest in the competitiveness of Canadian airports. “We […]

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