The Glengarry News

McDonell

Cold reception

publisher Dec 1, 2018 - 4:24pm

The weather was warm but the response was chilly when Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell addressed a rally held Saturday at his Cornwall office to protest cuts to French-language services.

He was at one time booed when he attempted to explain the rationale behind the measures which led to Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Amanda Simard to leave the Tory caucus and sit as an independent. 

Manifestation samedi

publisher Nov 27, 2018 - 9:15am

L’Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario de Stormont, Dundas et Glengarry (ACFO-SDG) invite les Francophones et les Francophiles de Stormont, Dundas et Glengarry à se mobiliser le 1er décembre devant le bureau du député Jim McDonell pour dénoncer l’abolissement de programmes annoncés par le gouvernement de Doug Ford, dont le Commissariat aux services en français et l’Université de l’Ontario français.

Date: Le samedi 1er décembre 2018

Heure: 13 h à 15 h

Lieu: Bureau du député Jim McDonell Time Square, 120 Second Street West Cornwall, Ontario

Depuis 11 ans, le Commissariat aux services en français veille à ce que les droits des citoyens de l’Ontario et les obligations du gouvernement et des organismes gouvernementaux soient respectés selon la Loi sur les services en français. Du jour au lendemain, les francophones soutenant ne pas avoir été servis selon les provisions de la Loi sur les services en français se retrouvent sans recours.

L’Université de l’Ontario français est un projet de société qui avait été durement gagné suite au combat de toute la communauté et un projet qui devait assurer la vitalité de la communauté francophone en Ontario.

Le gouvernement Ford ne tient pas compte des droits des citoyens de l’Ontario et de la richesse qu’apporte la communauté francophone à la province. L’abolition du Commissariat aux services en français et la fin du projet de l’Université de l’Ontario français auront des conséquences importantes sur la vitalité et l’avenir des 742 000 francophones de l’Ontario, et sur l’ensemble de la province.

Les Franco-ontariens et Franco-ontariennes se sont toujours mobilisé.e.s pour conserver leur place dans la province et défendre leurs droits. Tout comme nos ancêtres et les leaders communautaires qui nous ont précédés, nous devons unir nos voix et exiger que nos institutions demeurent, pour le bien de la communauté, pour le futur de la francophonie ontarienne.

L’ACFO-SDG vous invite à venir se joindre à nous et transmettre notre message à toutes les communautés de SD&G.

All blue

publisher Jun 8, 2018 - 7:00am

Amanda Simard ended the Tories' drought in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell while Jim McDonell ran up another landslide win as area voters followed the trend Thursday in an election that saw Doug Ford's Conservatives form a majority government.

Ms. Simard, a Russell Township councillor, got 19,958 votes compared to 15,435 for Liberal Pierre Leroux and 10,612 for New Democrat Bonnie Jean-Louis to replace Grant Crack, who stepped down after serving two terms at Queen's Park.

Meanwhile, in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, incumbent Jim McDonell polled 26,780 compared to his closest rival, Marc Benoit, of the NDP, who got 9,417. Liberal Heather Megill received 5,386.

McDonell supports Elliott

publisher Feb 20, 2018 - 3:15pm

Christine Elliott has received the endorsement of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell in her bid for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.

"Christine brings great wisdom and a tremendous wealth of experience to the position, including being an MPP for nine years, our Deputy Leader, a professional lawyer and a tireless community advocate," says Mr. McDonell. Meanwhile, his federal counterpart, Guy Lauzon, is backing Caroline Mulroney in the race where Patrick Brown is trying to regain the post he left only about a month ago. Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen are also seeking the job.

Complete the survey

publisher Jan 20, 2017 - 11:52am

Speak up to save your schools.

MPP Jim McDonell encourages all residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry to visit the Upper Canada District School Board's accommodation review page at www.ucdsb.on.ca/programs/accomodationreview and click through to the online survey to provide their feedback on the proposed closure of many schools in our area.

"Community and school groups have raised their voices throughout the riding on the issue and every resident can contribute their voice to the conversation and show the broad concern throughout the community," he commented. "Completing the online survey will give the Board a tangible measure of the scale of local involvement in discussing the planned closures. Without sufficient responses, the Ministry of Education may conclude that the community is not interested or concerned about the plan – this can’t be the message we send."

The survey, which closes February 1, is accessible at www.ucdsb.on.ca/programs/accomodationreview

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