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ONTARIO LEGISLATURE PAYS TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE TATHAM

QUEEN’S PARK –Today MPPs from all three parties rose in the Ontario Legislature to pay tribute to former Oxford MPP Charlie Tatham. “Charlie was a true gentlemen and everyone who knew him – and served with him – was better for it,” said Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP during the tribute. “The people of Oxford and […]

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THRONE SPEECH DOESN’T ADDRESS CAUSES OF HYDRO INCREASES

QUEEN’S PARK –Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP, said that today’s throne speech failed to address the issues that have driven up the cost of hydro in Ontario to the highest level in North America. “I’m pleased that the premier has finally acknowledged that the people of Ontario are struggling to pay their hydro bills, but today’s […]

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WYNNE KILLS BILL TO END MISUSE OF SOCIAL HOUSING MONEY

WOODSTOCK – Today the government prorogued the Legislature, killing the private members bill introduced by Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP, to stop the misuse of social housing money by the rogue Housing Services Corporation (HSC). “Millions of dollars intended for social housing have been wasted or misused, but instead of taking action this government stalled for […]

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MPP Column on the Fall Session of the Legislature

As the Legislature returns for the fall session one of the key topics will be the rapidly increasing cost of living and doing business in Ontario. Over the summer I heard from people across Oxford who are struggling to pay their hydro bills. It is an issue that I will continue to raise the Legislature. […]

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LIBERALS VOTE AGAINST ENDING MISUSE OF SOCIAL HOUSING MONEY

For Immediate Release June 2, 2016 LIBERALS VOTE AGAINST ENDING MISUSE OF SOCIAL HOUSING MONEY QUEEN’S PARK – Today the Liberals used their majority to vote down the motion by Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP, to move forward his bill which would stop social housing money going to world travel and other inappropriate spending. “Today the […]

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HOUSING WAIT LIST AT NEW RECORD HIGH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 171,360 families waiting for social housing in Ontario WOODSTOCK – Today PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP, said that the housing wait list hitting another record high shows that the government is failing Ontario’s most vulnerable families. “Every year the wait list for social housing in Ontario […]

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HARDEMAN TABLES MOTION TO END MISUSE OF SOCIAL HOUSING MONEY

For Immediate Release May 24, 2016 HARDEMAN TABLES MOTION TO END MISUSE OF SOCIAL HOUSING MONEY WOODSTOCK – Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP, tabled a motion on Thursday May 19 calling on the government to move forward his private members bill, the Housing Services Corporation Accountability Act, to stop the misuse of social housing money by […]

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Open letter to Government House Leader re Housing Services Corporation bill

May 17, 2016   Hon. Yasir Naqvi Government House Leader Room 223, Queen’s Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1   OPEN LETTER   Dear Minister Naqvi, Ontario has an affordable housing crisis, but for more than a year your government has chosen to delay a bill that would stop millions of dollars of social housing money […]

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DON’T WRITE OFF KIDS WITH AUTISM

For Immediate Release May 17, 2016 DON’T WRITE OFF KIDS WITH AUTISM QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Legislature Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford, told the Minister of Children and Youth Services about six-year old Lawson from Oxford being cut off IBI therapy and asked the Minister to reconsider her decision which is ending this […]

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SURVEY SAYS COSTS UP, SERVICES DOWN

For Immediate Release May 10, 2016   SURVEY SAYS COSTS UP, SERVICES DOWN QUEEN’S PARK – Today in the Legislature Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford, reported the results of his annual newsletter survey which found that people in Oxford are struggling with rising costs while services like health care declines. “The people of Oxford told […]

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