Hansard


Member’s Statements — Carbon Monoxide

Mr.Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise today to recognize Ontario’s first Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, and, Mr. Speaker, I want to thank you for your work on this issue. Six years ago, the Hawkins family in Woodstock were tragically lost to carbon monoxide poisoning due to a blocked vent in their fireplace. Since then, many […]

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Members’ Statements – Veterans

Mr.Ernie Hardeman: There are people who are willing to put their values and beliefs before their own safety: people like veterans who fought to protect our way of life, our freedom and our democracy; people who have made the ultimate sacrifice, like Tyler William Todd from Oxford. Last week, that sacrifice was made close to […]

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Standing Committee On Public Accounts – Reports By Committees

Mr.Ernie Hardeman: I beg leave to present a report on Ornge Air Ambulance and Related Services: Summary Report from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and move its adoption. The Speaker (Hon. Dave Levac): Mr. Hardeman presents the committee’s report and moves its adoption. Does the member wish to make a brief statement? Mr. Ernie […]

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PETITIONS — LANDFILL

Mr.Ernie Hardeman:  I have a petition here 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 […]

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PETITIONS — ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Mr.Ernie Hardeman:  Again, I have a petition. I keep getting these from great numbers of people in my riding who have signed the petition. It’s to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. “Whereas Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are progressive, degenerative diseases of the brain that cause thinking, memory and physical functioning to become seriously impaired; […]

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Oral Questions – Air Quality

Mr.Ernie Hardeman: My question is to the Minister of the Environment. Minister, for months, we’ve been trying to get air quality data for the Beachville area from your ministry. People who live there want to know the test results since the last public report was issued in 2003, but all your ministry has given us […]

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MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS — EAST OXFORD AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: On Canada Day, four people had their contributions to our country’s agricultural industry recognized as they became the inaugural members of the East Oxford Agriculture Hall of Fame. Today, I’m pleased to have the opportunity to recognize them again. The recipients were: Charles Gracey, Don Lazenby, Erle Kitchen and Ross Butler. Charles Gracey […]

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ORAL QUESTIONS — AIR QUALITY

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: My question is to the Minister of the Environment. Minister, in 2003, the Minister of the Environment released a report which found that the air in Beachville, in my riding of Oxford, had higher than acceptable particulate levels. The report laid out a plan that included annual site inspections, reviews of industry reports […]

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ORDERS OF THE DAY — BILL 83

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I’m pleased to rise today to speak to Bill 83, the Protection of Public Participation Act, because this is a very important issue. This bill will amend the Courts of Justice Act to create a process to determine if a lawsuit is a SLAPP—strategic litigation against public participation—and to dismiss it accordingly. I […]

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PETITIONS — ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I have a petition signed by a great many of the constituents in Oxford. “To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: “Whereas the purpose of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act (EPA) is to ‘provide for the protection and conservation of the natural environment.’ RSO 1990…; and “Whereas ‘all landfills will eventually release leachate to the […]

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