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Minister Fails to Commit to Increasing Age of Assistance for Youth

QUEEN’S PARK – Today during Question Period, Ontario PC MPPs highlighted how the Liberal Government continues to dither on extending and funding child protection services to youth aged 16 and over.

“In Ontario, Children’s Aid Societies are forced to turn away youth aged 16 and over, unless they are already receiving assistance,” stated Ontario PC Deputy Leader and Critic for Children & Youth Services, Sylvia Jones. “We are turning young people away when they are asking for help.”

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$30K SIPHONED OUT OF WATERLOO HOUSING

QUEEN’S PARK –Today, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris, and Oxford MPP and PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing Ernie Hardeman asked the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing about $30,000 intended for affordable housing that has been diverted to a scandal plagued agency.

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Make Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Support a Priority: Brown

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning in the Legislature, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown asked the Acting Premier why the Liberal Government continues to ignore the unique needs of Ontario seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

More than half of the long-term care home residents in Ontario are reported to have a diagnosis of dementia.

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MUNICIPAL FUNDING CUT AGAIN

QUEEN’S PARK –Today PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP, said it’s disappointing that the government has once again cut the funding that municipalities receive through the Ontario Municipal Partnership fund grant.

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MARTOW QUESTIONS CUTS TO HEALTH CARE DESPITE GROWING DEMAND

QUEENS PARK - This morning, Ontario PC GTA Affairs Critic, Gila Martow (MPP for Thornhill) questioned the Minister of Health & Long Term Care on the government’s decision to cut residency spots and physician fees despite growing demand from an aging population.

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