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Local Food Fund Forgotten?

QUEEN’S PARK – Today during a statement in the Legislature, Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP and PC Critic for Agriculture and Food, raised concerns that, 126 days after applications were submitted, the Local Food Fund appears to have been forgotten or has been caught up in politics. “This government has held many photo-ops to talk about […]

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Open letter to Bradley re landfill communications numbers

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Premier, Action Needed for Our Processors

QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Ontario Legislature Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP and PC Critic for Agriculture and Food, asked Premier Wynne to take action to address the challenges facing food processors starting by supporting the Million Jobs Act later this week.   “Two weeks ago I wrote and asked you to support the Million Jobs Act to reverse […]

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Oxford Businesses Support Million Jobs Act

QUEEN’S PARK –MPP Ernie Hardeman’s recent survey of Oxford business found that business operators believe legislation like the Million Jobs Act, which was introduced at Queen’s Park yesterday, would help their business grow. “The Million Jobs Act addresses many of the challenges that our businesses are facing such as increasing hydro rates, trade barriers and red-tape,” said Hardeman. “Surveys […]

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MPP Hardeman Launches 2014 Business Survey

WOODSTOCK – Today Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman launched his 2014 survey of businesses in Oxford County. The survey is designed to give businesses an opportunity to share their concerns. “Businesses in Oxford – large and small – are the backbone of our community,” said Hardeman. “It’s important to hear directly from the businesses about the […]

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HARDEMAN LAUNCHES PETITION AGAINST GAS TAX INCREASE

WOODSTOCK –Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP and PC Critic for Agriculture and Food, launched a petition today calling on the government to halt the proposed 10 cents per litre increase in the gas tax. “Families can’t afford a huge increase in the gas tax,” said Hardeman. “I’ve heard from too many families that are struggling to […]

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PC’s Take Action to Create 1 Million Jobs

WOODSTOCK – Today Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak announced his private members’ bill to create one millionjobs in Ontario over the next 8 years. As Agriculture and Food critic Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman was very pleased to see this bill announced. “Our province is losing jobs every single day,” said Hardeman. “We just saw both […]

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Affordable Housing Money going to Travel and Personal Company

QUEEN’S PARK –A recent Freedom of Information request revealed that the provincially created Housing Services Corporation has been spending money allocated for affordable housing on international travel and lavish meals, as well as a $6,000 “monthly retainer” for the Chair of the Board which went to his personal consulting company. “At a time when housing […]

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MPP Ernie Hardeman to help get carbon monoxide detectors in homes

Tomorrow, Tuesday December 17, MPP Ernie Hardeman will join Doug DeRabbie of the Insurance Bureau of Canada in two events to put more carbon monoxide detectors in the homes of Oxford County residents and raise awareness of the need for these lifesaving devices. Date: Tuesday December 17, 2013 Event #1 – Tillsonburg Time: 9:30 AM […]

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Government Policies Contribute to Closures

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP and PC Critic for Agriculture and Food, and Rick Nicholls, MPP Chatham-Kent-Essex, questioned Kathleen Wynne, Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Food, on her government’s policies which have contributed to companies, such as Heinz, closing down operations. “Last week the HJ Heinz plant in Leamington announced it […]

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