Ontario needs to take carbon tax idea one step further: Brady

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 29, 2024 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Bobbi Ann Brady is encouraged but cautious of provisions in the Get It Done Act that will require a referendum before a provincial carbon tax can be introduced. Brady, who read in copies of a petition she launched on Jan. 12 calling on Ontario to

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The implications of AI in the workplace and our lives

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady Last week, I wrote about my committee work scrutinizing Bill 149, the Working for Workers Four Act, 2023. As I wrote, there was much to unpack from the legislation; therefore, I touched on the highlights, minus one crucial topic. Schedule 2 of the bill I felt deserved a column of its own

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MPP Brady stands to honour fellow Delhi resident Rick Boon

For immediate release: Feb 23, 2023 QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Bobbi Ann Brady yesterday stood in the Ontario Legislature to honour the brave and honourable service of Rick Boon. Until his recent retirement, Rick served nearly 32 years with the Legislative Security Service as a Constable, Sergeant, and Inspector/Operations Manager. “Speaker, I rise this morning

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Will Working for Workers Four work?

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady I was back at the Pink Palace last week as a member of the Social Policy Committee. The bill under scrutiny was Bill 149 – the Working for Workers Four Act. The bill introduces several changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA) and other employment-related legislation.  As evident in the title, this is

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Serious MTO woes need immediate attention

By Bobbi Ann Brady As I get older, my appreciation for adages like “Those were the days” and “It didn’t used to be that way” grow stronger. No where is this truer than my experience over the past 23-plus years dealing with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO). Transportation was once considered a sleeper ministry, one

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Ontario’s Appeal Court rules Bill 124 unconstitutional

For immediate release: Feb 13, 2023 QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Bobbi Ann Brady is pleased Ontario’s Appeal Court has ruled Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 to be unconstitutional. The legislation capped public sector wages at one per cent per year for three years. Bill 124 angered labour groups

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The tangled web of contradictions:  international students

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady The subjects of immigration and international students have been delicate issues for quite some time. I’ve been talking about it since the election.  Some people don’t like it, but we are at a crossroads where the discussion is vital. Therefore, I’m heartened to see over the past few weeks, these subjects have

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Keeping it real at ROMA

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady Last week, I had the pleasure of joining my municipal partners in Toronto at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference (ROMA). The ROMA conference is a good opportunity for municipal politicians to meet with provincial government political leaders and key bureaucrats to discuss the issues and challenges facing their municipalities. 

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My carbon tax petition inspired by butter and Saskatchewan

By Bobbi Ann Brady MPP As I was grocery shopping the other day, I noticed a sign, Everyday Essentials, above a refrigerator case of butter, which was selling for $8.99 a pound. Who is paying this price?  The word “essential” stuck in my craw, and I had a great discussion with my kids around the supper

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So begins the countdown to New Year’s Day 2026

By Bobbi Ann Brady With the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season behind us and hopefully any hangovers as well, I found it interesting that the Ontario government announced mid-December that effective New Year’s Day 2026, folks will be able to buy beer, wine, cider, coolers, seltzers, and other low-alcohol ready-to-drink beverages at all participating

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