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Archive for December, 2015

Fedeli in spotlight for premier’s office charges

QUEEN’S PARK – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is back in the spotlight today, for his role in starting an investigation of the Premier’s Office, which finally resulted in criminal charges.

This morning, Thursday, Dec. 17, the Ontario Provincial Police announced breach of trust and mischief charges against David Livingston, former Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Chief of Staff, and Laura Miller, former Deputy Chief of Staff. Police say the charges are related to their investigation into the Gas Plant Scandal.

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Accountability Needed in Premier’s Office After OPP Charges

QUEEN’S PARK – Word today from the Ontario Provincial Police that they have laid breach of trust and mischief charges […]

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Auditor General reveals divide between north and south

The divide between Northern and southern Ontario was tabled at Queen’s Park in black and white on page 185 of the annual Auditor General Report.

Looking at the Ministry of Economic Development and Employment Programs, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk noted, “The Ministry has a mandate to cover all of Ontario, but has only ever funded one project in northern Ontario (in 2008).

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NORTH BAY – Another local arts organization has been approved for funding through the Ontario Arts Council, Nipissing MPP Vic […]

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Columbia Forest Products to reopen Rutherglen plant

Some good economic news today.

Citing improving markets for rotary hardwood veneer in North America, Gary Gillespie, Vice President of Columbia Forest Products’ Northern Operations, announced this week that Columbia is in the intermediate stages of preparing for a reopening the company’s plant in Rutherglen.

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli was thrilled to hear the good news.

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An answer to a nightmare

So it was welcome news on Monday afternoon to see the three parties of Ontario’s Legislature come together behind a proven solution to this scourge.

Vic Fedeli’s Bill 33 is built on a proven solution in North Bay, a city next door to our Almaguin Highlands where fentanyl overdoses were claiming two lives per year until it was put in place.

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NORTH BAY – Nominations are again being accepted for the 2016 provincial Volunteer Service Awards, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli said […]

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QUEEN’S PARK — The following is a statement from Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli regarding the tentative agreement reached between Unifor […]

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Opposition leader to “listen relentlessly” to North

Ontario’s Opposition leader said he will “listen relentlessly” to people across Northern Ontario as he embarks on a one-week swing through the region.

Patrick Brown kicked off the Northern Ontario tour Saturday morning in North Bay, accompanied by Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson and Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller.

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Province follows North Bay’s lead

A fentanyl patch exchange program initiated in North Bay two years ago is expected to be rolled across the province within the next six months.

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli’s private member’s Bill 33, the Safeguarding Our Communities Act, received Royal assent Thursday after passing final reading earlier this week with support from all three parties.

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