Here for Niagara Falls
MPP since 2014, Wayne served as a Niagara Falls city councillor, 199 President, member of the Yellow Shirt Brigade to Save the Fort Erie Hospital and Campaign Co-Chair for the United Way.
A leader in the fight against Liberal and PC hydro privatization schemes, unfair hydro bills and gasoline price gouging.
Health care champion and seniors’ advocate, committed to protecting and expanding public health services in Niagara Falls, Fort Erie & Niagara-on-the-Lake
Tireless advocate for job creation with a successful track record of defending and securing jobs in manufacturing, transportation, tourism and other sectors.
Official Opposition Critic for Long Term Care, Retirement Homes and Home Care.
NDP asks Ford government to investigate Airbnb, crack down on illegal short-term rentals
QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) is calling on the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to investigate and crack down on illegal short-term rentals in investment properties.
Bell joined the advocacy group Fairbnb Canada at a press conference Tuesday to call...
Dr. Jill Andrew honoured for her work to empower the Black community and the labour movement
QUEEN'S PARK – In recognition of Black History Month, NDP MPP Dr. Jill Andrew (Toronto-St. Paul’s), Official Opposition critic for Women’s Social & Economic Opportunities, Culture & Heritage has been honoured by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) in...
NDP MPPs in Sudbury pushing for improved health care
SUDBURY — While in town for the government's 2023 pre-budget consultations, NDP Health critic France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Jamie West (Sudbury), Finance critic Catherine Fife (Waterloo) and Economic Development critic Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre) held a press conference calling on the Ford...
Stiles demands greater measures to ensure TTC safety
QUEEN'S PARK — Marit Stiles, incoming Leader of the Official Opposition, is demanding increased measures to protect transit riders and workers following a string of violent events on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
“My heart goes out to all those impacted in these recent events on the TTC, both...
Toronto MPP urges City to expand speed camera program
TORONTO — The NDP MPP for University—Rosedale Jessica Bell is calling on John Tory and Toronto City Council to expand Toronto’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program to make the city’s streets safer.
Bell held a press conference Thursday along with the Greater Yorkville Residents Association and the...
NDP echos call for increased and ongoing mental health funding
QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Mental Health and Addictions critic Lisa Gretzky and Health critic France Gélinas issued the following statement echoing the Canadian Mental Health Associations' call for increased mental health funding:
"So many people in Ontario are not okay. Adults, youth and children...
Ontario falling farther behind on surgery backlog due to Ford driving away workers
QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Health critic France Gélinas responded to reports of over 100,000 Ontarians waiting longer than recommended wait times for surgery:
"People across Ontario are waiting in pain and distress for surgeries far longer than experts say they should be, and this government knows...
NDP: Supporting publicly funded health care must be major priority in next provincial budget
WINDSOR - While in Windsor and Essex as part of the government’s 2023 pre-budget consultations, Ontario NDP Finance critic Catherine Fife (Waterloo), Economic Development critic Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre), and MPP Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West) have been hearing input on the importance of publicly funded...
NDP calls on Ford to reimburse cities for Bill 23 developer fee losses
Housing critic says Ford is jeopardizing health and livability of our cities
TORONTO —The NDP MPP for University—Rosedale and Housing critic Jessica Bell has written to Doug Ford urging his government to reimburse municipalities for the loss in development fee revenue they’re facing due to the...
MPP Sattler calls for urgent improvement in publicly funded, children’s mental health care
LONDON – Peggy Sattler, MPP for London-West, has written a letter to Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Additions, calling for better publicly funded support in children’s mental health care. Sattler reached out to the Associate Minister after hearing heartbreaking stories from three local...
Investment in public health care is the only way to solve health care staffing crisis
QUEEN’S PARK – France Gélinas, NDP Health critic, issued the following statement in response to Ford’s attempt to attract more health care workers to Ontario:
“The Ontario NDP have been calling for the recognition of health care credentials across Canada for years. We need this.
But health care...
Statement from Sol Mamakwa, NDP Deputy Leader and critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations on the discovery of 171 potential burial sites at the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School
TREATY 3 TERRITORY –Sol Mamakwa, NDP Deputy Leader and critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, issued the following statement in response to the recent discovery of potential burials at the former St. Mary's Indian Residential School site in Wauzhushk Onigum Nation.
"Our nations are hurting. Outrage...