Category: Columns

Dissecting the controversial Bill 23

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady Ontario, and Canada, are currently in the middle of a housing crisis. The crisis was caused by supply and demand problems, supply chain issues and wide variations in interest rates. The solution from the Ontario government was Bill 23, the Build More Homes Faster Act. The goal of this bold

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Fall economic statement braces for tough times ahead

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady The Ontario government has cut the province’s deficit forecast but braces for an economic slowdown. A deficit of $19.9 billion for the fiscal year was projected in the April 2022 budget. However, during the fall economic statement (FES) last week, Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy downgraded that projection to $12.9

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Hopefully by the time you read this, Bill 28 is history

By Bobbi Ann Brady Monday, I voted to repeal Bill 28.  Fingers crossed by the time you read this, cooler heads and common sense have prevailed at the bargaining table.  I’m praying fruitful negotiations will have concluded or both sides are still working together for an acceptable deal. First a refresher, Bill 28 was created

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Remembering two great Canadian war heroes

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady The word “hero” is bandied about today. But in the spirit of Remembrance Day, I’ll focus on the heroes we know as veterans. Veterans argue that unless they went beyond the call of duty, they are not a hero. I beg to differ, but veterans are humble. All have amazing stories

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Honouring the service of Liberal MPP Gord Miller

By Bobbi Ann Brady “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi Losing himself in the service of others is precisely what the late Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Gord Miller did. Recently, during tributes to former members, I stood in the Ontario Legislature and relayed the contributions

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It is time to focus on priority services 

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady  A survey released recently noted Ontarians strongly believe the Doug Ford government is poorly handling critical files like healthcare, senior care, and housing affordability. The Angus Reid survey was released four months into the Ford government’s second mandate.  About 80 percent of survey respondents said the government performs poorly on

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This election, we want Haldimand-Norfolk, not Hazzard

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady   Many of us growing up in the 80s enjoyed the Dukes of Hazzard and laughed at the comical situation created by the powers afforded to Boss Hogg. If this were to play out in real life, in counties like Norfolk and Haldimand, it would be more of a Shakespearian tragedy.

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The first four months have been a whirlwind

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady The past four months have flown by and it seems like yesterday was election day. It’s been a whirlwind of funding announcements, special events, parades, and legislative work, both in the riding and at Queen’s Park. In all the excitement, I had to get two offices up and running so

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The season for hunting and fall fishing

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady As the days get shorter and the leaves turn from green to shades of red and orange, many residents of Haldimand-Norfolk look forward to the start of hunting season and fall fishing. I have met many hunters and anglers over the years and been impressed with their commitment to conservation.

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Fall brings harvest, reflection and fairs

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady Summer is now officially over, and fall is upon us. After spending the past few summers under pandemic rules and regulations, it was wonderful to get back to normal this year. Trying to cram in everything we had been missing made the season fly by. As the leaves change colour

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