Posts Tagged ‘dalton mcguinty’

MPP Bob Bailey says McGuinty Finance Minister Out To Lunch on Lambton Generating Station Conversion

Bob Bailey at Ottawa's Queen's Park

Sarnia-Lambton MPP, Bob Bailey, wonders if Dalton McGuinty’s cabinet ministers have even discussed their provincial energy plans at the cabinet table. Bailey said this after Finance Minister Dwight Duncan made a confusing and completely inaccurate presentation on the conversion of coal fueled electricity plants to natural gas. During last Thursday’s testimony to the Legislative Assembly’s Standing […]

MPP Bob Bailey comes out swinging in support of Oil Sands success and job growth in Ontario

oil sands

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey was joined today by Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Caucus in calling for Ontario to take full advantage of the valuable energy resources available in Alberta’s oil sands. Hudak made this important announcement following a tour of the oil sands in Fort McMurray, while MPP Bailey joined […]

McGuinty ignored PC proposals: Bailey

Bob Bailey

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey said on Apr. 13 that Dalton McGuinty continues to deepen Ontario’s economic crisis by ignoring PC Party proposals to create new jobs and rein in government spending. “We have been out front every day to promote positive ideas to reduce the size and cost of government and kick-start our economy to […]

Lambton County to appeal decision to close Hiawatha Slots, will take matter directly to Dalton McGuinty

Hiawatha Horse Park and Slots lays off 140 part-time employees effective April 30, 2012

Lambton County Council announced this week that it will appeal the provincial gaming agency's recent decision to close Hiawatha Slots. The resolution to formally protest the OLG decision was reached during county council's budget meeting where it was agreed that they would appeal the decision directly to Premier Dalton McGuinty. A call to the premier’s […]

Bailey sends message to McGuinty government: hands off horse racing


  Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey says the McGuinty government should keep its hands off its "Slots at Racetracks" program, an investment that he says has so far generated some $1.5 billion in economic growth across the province. Today at a rally in support of the Ontario horse racing industry, Sarnia-Lambton MPP, Bob Bailey said provincial support for […]

OPINION: Time to take the medicine (and you thought Harris was bad)

OPINION: By Matt McEachran Cuts will have to be deeper than the ones Mike Harris brought in, and last longer, much longer. That in a nut shell is the latest verdict of Ontario’s economy, released Wednesday by Don Drummond. Normally I’d love to say “I told you so” but this is one time I wish […]

‘Hang on, it’s going to be a rough couple of years’

OPINION By MATT McEACHRAN Now that the turkey has settled and another sunny Brigden Fair has helped thousands enjoy the benefits of global warming even more, my blood pressure has returned to low enough levels that I can comment on last week’s election without inducing a heart attack. Sarnia Lambton gets it. Why doesn’t the […]

MPP Bailey is disappointed his bill to fight hunger died on the order paper


Sarnia-Lambton's MPP is saddened that the McGuinty government prorogued the Ontario Legislature a day early blocking his final attempt to move ‘A Bill to Fight Hunger with Local Food’ forward. Bailey’s Private Member’s Bill, which would provide a significant tax credit to local farmers who donate their unsold produce and other excess food to food banks, passed first and […]

Fight continues to save Sarnia Jail

  Local leaders continue to fight to reverse a decision by the provincial government to close the Sarnia Jail and transport prisoners to and from a new facility in Windsor when it opens in 2013. Following a less than favourable recent meeting with Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Jim Bradley, the group will […]

Mike Bradley/Jim Bradley meeting about Sarnia jail now set for next Thursday

  Ontario's Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services has rescheduled a meeting with Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley  to discuss the impending closure of the Sarnia jail. “I am aware that concerns have arisen in your community about the closing of the Sarnia jail,” said Jim Bradley, in a short two-paragraph letter to Mayor Bradley […]