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ORDERS OF THE DAY — BILL 105

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise today to speak to Bill 105. The Progressive Conservatives realized the need to reduce the burden on small business in 1996 when we first announced the $400,000 employer health payroll tax exemption. Although the goal of this new bill may remain to help small businesses with this exemption, […]

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MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS — LANDFILL

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: Mr. Speaker, this morning I delivered almost 13,000 letters to the Minister of the Environment from people in my riding. They are people who are gravely concerned about the proposal to put a landfill site in a quarry in Beachville, people who are concerned about the impact on our environment, especially our water. […]

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PETITIONS — TIRE DISPOSAL

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. Having said that, as I was just listening to you, happy Thanksgiving to you, sir. I have a petition here to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. “Whereas the Ontario government has approved massive increases to Ontario Tire Stewardship’s eco fees for agricultural tires, increasing some fees from […]

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Ontario Agriculture Week – Statement

  Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to again recognize Ontario Agriculture Week. It’s the second time-I also made a statement on Monday-but I’m always happy to recognize the work that our farmers do. Ontario Agriculture Week was created by Bert Johnson, the PC MPP for Perth. For 15 years it has been a time to […]

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Landfill Petition

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: “To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: “Whereas many of the resources of this planet are finite and are necessary to sustain both life and the quality of life for all future generations; “Whereas the disposal of resources in landfills creates environmental hazards which will have significant human and financial costs for; “Whereas […]

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Ontario Agriculture Week

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to recognize Ontario Agriculture Week and the contributions of our farmers. But if the Local Food Act isn’t changed, this will be the last one. Ontario Agriculture Week is a celebration of the many things that we grow in Ontario, but it is more than that. It’s a celebration of […]

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ORAL QUESTIONS — RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Premier. Premier, the International Plowing Match is taking place this week in Perth county, as you will know. My caucus colleagues and I are pleased to be attending and to meet with the people from rural Ontario. These people don’t ask for much and they […]

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Orders of the Day – Financial Accountability Officer

  Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise today to speak to the Financial Accountability Officer Act. I find it disappointing that I’m one of the few MPPs who will get an opportunity to speak to this bill. This is a significant item: a creation of a Financial Accountability Office. After this government’s out-of-control spending […]

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Introduction of Bills – Hawkins Gignac Act

Ontario Hansard– 29-May2013 Mr. Ernie Hardeman: This bill will expand the scope of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act to include carbon monoxide. It would allow the requirement for carbon monoxide alarms in all homes. The short title is the Hawkins Gignac Act, in memory of a family from my riding of Oxford, who were […]

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Statement – Ontario Greenhouse Alliance

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise to recognize the Ontario Greenhouse Alliance, who are here at Queen’s Park today, and to recognize the hard work of all Ontario greenhouse growers. Those who claim to support local food need to understand it doesn’t start at the farm gate; it starts in the fields, barns and […]

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