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Social service groups demanding financial help from province

Consultations with Ontario communities about prioritizing tax dollars have seen surprisingly high demands for help from food banks and homeless shelters, […]

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Ontario budget committee gets earful from protesters

Hamilton is suffering, and it’s time the provincial government does something about it.

It was a message opposition MPPs, and about 80 people shouted during a rally outside the Sheraton Hotel Jan. 18, while inside, the province’s all-party finance committee held it’s first of five pre-budget public presentations.

Vic Fedeli, MPP from Nipissing, who is on the committee, said cuts are happening across the province in health care to front-line hospital workers

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Pre-Budget Consultations Kick Off in Toronto

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa is launching pre-budget consultations as the world’s markets shudder and shake.

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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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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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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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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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Bill Involving Patch4Patch Receives Royal Assent

MPP Vic Fedeli‘s private members bill, involving the Patch4Patch program, has received Royal Assent at Queen’s Park.

On Monday, Bill 33 received third and final reading from the Legislature, meaning the program will be going province-wide.

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