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Oxford Business Hit with over $350,000 in government charges on hydro bill

For Immediate Release March 20, 2017 Oxford Business Hit with over $350,000 in government charges on hydro bill QUEEN’S PARK –Today in the Ontario Legislature MPP Ernie Hardeman questioned the Premier about the high hydro costs that Oxford business such as Vuteq are facing. “Vuteq, one of the largest employers in my riding, said that […]

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MPP Column on Hydro

Over the last couple of years I have shared numerous stories in the Legislature about the impact of high hydro costs. I talked about frustration and anger people are feeling and the hard choices they have had to make. For a long time the government ignored these concerns and responded to the opposition’s questions by […]

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Government on wrong track: Oxford Businesses

For Immediate Release March 2, 2017 Government on wrong track: Oxford Businesses QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Legislature Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP, reported the results of his annual Oxford business survey which found that companies in Oxford are continuing to struggle with red tape and increasing costs leading 80% of Oxford businesses to say […]

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Letter from MPP Hardeman to Premier Wynne re jobs at CAMI plant

January 27, 2017  Hon Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Legislative Bldg, Rm 281, Queen’s Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1  Dear Premier Wynne,  As you know, today the CAMI plant in Ingersoll announced that up to 600 people will be laid off as of July. This comes shortly after Maple Leaf Foods announced that they will […]

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HARDEMAN LAUNCHES ANNUAL BUSINESS SURVEY

WOODSTOCK – Today Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford, launched his annual business survey to hear from the companies in Oxford about the challenges they are facing. “Our local businesses are an important part of what makes Oxford County such a great place to work and live,” said Hardeman. “Hearing about the issues they are facing is […]

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Premier ducks questions on hydro hardship

“What does the premier have to say to this senior who is choosing between paying for hydro or basic necessities?” QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Ontario Legislature Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford, asked the Premier for her response to some of the stories he has received of hardships caused by hydro bills. The Premier refused […]

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Hardeman Tables Hydro Petition

QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Ontario Legislature Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford, tabled petitions calling on the government take immediate steps to reduce the total cost of electricity paid by Ontarians. “The thousands of people who have signed this petition make it clear that hydro is causing real hardship for families,” said Hardeman. “The overwhelming […]

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HARDEMAN LAUNCHES HYDRO PETITION

QUEEN’S PARK – Today Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman launched a petition to help Oxford residents deliver the message that hydro costs are too high and the increases need to stop. “I have heard from family after family that is struggling with their hydro bills and yet this government still doesn’t seem to understand the impact,” […]

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SHARE YOUR HYDRO STORIES

WOODSTOCK – Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman is asking people and businesses in Oxford to send him copies of their hydro bills or stories about how the hydro increases have impacted them. “I continue to raise the issue of spiraling hydro costs in the Ontario Legislature,” said Hardeman. “To help me illustrate the impact I am […]

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HARDEMAN REINTRODUCES BILL TO END MISUSE OF SOCIAL HOUSING MONEY

QUEEN’S PARK– PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP, today reintroduced his private members bill to stop waste and misuse of social housing dollars at the controversial Housing Services Corporation after the government once again introduced an affordable housing bill that failed to address the problem. “In the bill they introduced […]

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