The Glengarry News

Ontario

Pre-budget consultation

publisher Jan 3, 2017 - 3:16pm

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell will host local pre-budget consultations  on January 11 and 12. This is an opportunity to voice concerns outlining how Ontario should reform its regulatory and economic policies.  Individuals, businesses, and organizations are invited to register to present their concerns regarding the upcoming 2017 Ontario Budget and highlight local needs that need to be addressed in Toronto. To register, please contact Marilyn McMahon at MPP Jim McDonell’s office 613-933-6513, or register at www.eventbrite.com by January 9.

January 11, 2017
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
McIntosh Inn,
12495 Hwy. 2 East
Morrisburg
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
North Stormont Meeting Place
16299 Fairview Dr.
Avonmore

January 12th, 2017   
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Nelson Laprade Centre
9 William Street
Chesterville

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
South Stormont Hall
2 Mille Roches
Long Sault

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Branch 544 Lancaster Legion
181 Military Road
Lancaster

'War on Ontario communities'

publisher Oct 26, 2016 - 10:21am

School closures are being denounced as a "war on Ontario communities" by the Ontario Alliance Against School Closures, which is calling on the Ministry of Education to immediately halt school closures and scrap the current Pupil Accommodation Guideline.

OAASC spokesperson Susan MacKenzie says Ontarians are concerned about the closures being initiated under the new guideline, which threaten to shutter 1 in every 8 schools across their communities .

"Last March, when the Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline was rewritten, communities lost a significant voice at the table giving school boards the freedom to ram these school closures through without resistance,” she says. “Community schools are under siege, carried by this tidal wave of closures across the province," she says." The revised guideline has pitted the province and school boards against our communities. We’re paying a steep price for cuts in education. It is time to see beyond the boundaries of Toronto and the GTA. Kathleen Wynne needs to realize that she is Premier of the province of Ontario, not premier of Toronto."