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.
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NDP: Government’s Ontario Place procurement process appears to give Therme unfair advantage
QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario NDP Infrastructure critic Jennifer French (Oshawa) highlighted revelations from the Ministry of Infrastructure Estimates that raise questions about whether Therme was given an unfair advantage in the procurement process for Ontario Place’s redevelopment.
"Six days before the...
MPP Stevens: 2SLGBTQI students and community deserve support
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Jennie Stevens (St. Catharines) was joined by MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam (Toronto-Centre), Opposition Critic for 2SLGBTQI Issues, to call for clear action for 2SLGBTQI communities in Niagara, and across Ontario amid an alarming rise of homophobia and transphobia.
To promote safe and...
MPP Jamie West urges removal of cost-prohibitive barriers to accessing Northern health care
QUEEN'S PARK- In the final Question Period of the legislative session, NDP MPP for Sudbury, Jamie West, called on the Ford Government to remove the cost-prohibitive barriers blocking Northern Ontarians from accessing proper care through the Northern Health Travel Grant. The current system places an undue burden...
MPP Gretzky demands support for special education funding in Windsor-Essex
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West) rose in Question Period today to demand an increase in funding to meet the growing demand for special education needs in Windsor-Essex.
The Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) deficit for 2023-2024 special education funding is projected at...
MPP Fife advocates for Weekend GO train service connecting Kitchener to Toronto
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Catherine Fife (Waterloo) rose in Question Period today to advocate for expanded GO train service between Kitchener and Toronto.
“Without consistent GO train service, the people of Kitchener and Waterloo are literally getting left behind by the Ford government,” said Fife. “When...
NDP MPPs propose bill to stop fracking from coming to Ontario
QUEEN’S PARK — Peter Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth), Ontario NDP Energy and Climate Change critic, was joined by MPPs Doly Begum (Scarborough Southwest), Sandy Shaw (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas), and Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) to introduce legislation that proposes to ban fracking in Ontario.
NDP calls to establish comprehensive province-wide rare disease strategy
QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario NDP MPPs Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale – High Park), Jill Andrew (Toronto – St. Paul’s) and Official Opposition Health Critic France Gélinas (Nickel Belt) announced the introduction of their co-sponsored Bill, Rare Disease Strategy Act, 2023. This Bill calls on the government to...
MPP Burch pushes for better cancer coverage for firefighters
QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jeff Burch (Niagara Centre) tabled the Captain Craig Bowman Act today, a private member’s bill (PMB) that would change Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) regulations to ensure more firefighters have access to cancer care coverage.
“Firefighters face a number of health hazards...
MPP Bell calls for illegal short term rental crackdown, after weekend eviction of family by Airbnb landlord
QUEEN’S PARK —MPP Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale), Ontario NDP Housing critic, is calling on the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to crack down on illegal short-term rentals, after a family in Deer Park was illegally locked out of their short-term rental over the weekend.
“There are over...
MPP Stevens statement on the passing of Clare’s Law motion
QUEEN’S PARK —NDP MPP Jennie Stevens (St. Catharines) released the following statement on the passing of the Clare’s Law motion, a watered-down version of the private member’s bill that she introduced in...
NDP MPP Wong-Tam calls for an end to NDAs silencing victims of abuse
QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario NDP MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam (Toronto Centre) announced their latest Private Member’s Bill aimed at stopping the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDA) often used in the interest of perpetrators and the organizations that they work within to silence survivors and victims of abuse.
NDP: Ford Conservatives must act now to avoid power emergency
QUEEN'S PARK – Ontario NDP MPP Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay-Superior North) is calling on the Ford Government to respond to the threat of increasing power outages over the summer. As temperatures increase, so does the use of air conditioning, putting increased pressure on the power grid.
According to the...