Category: Columns

Autism wait list continues to grow

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady It was another strident week at Queen’s Park as we work through the Fall session. Of course, the RCMP investigation into the Greenbelt debacle was front and centre during question period, leading to mention of this government’s record of signing off on an unprecedented number of Ministerial Zoning Orders (MZOs).

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Brady salutes Ontario Cadets Week

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady Ontario has just wrapped up Ontario Cadets Week for the second time. One of thelast bits of business for MPP Toby Barrett, prior to retirement, was to ensure Bill45, An Act to proclaim Ontario Cadets Week became enshrined in law. I think it’s great that, thanks to Toby Barrett, Ontario’s

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Before welcoming newcomers, fix Ontario

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady When I survey the state of the province, it seems obvious that Ontario cannot support the people already here. And on top of that, I’m regularly hearing from many in Haldimand-Norfolk that life has become too expensive.  So, at the end of September, I took my concerns to the Legislative

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Small solutions to a big problem

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady I’ve been hearing over and over from locals that while the Ontario government is welcoming thousands upon thousands of newcomers to Ontario, the cost of a home has become unattainable for many. Perhaps it’s time we look for innovative ways to house Ontarians. Last week while at Canada’s Outdoor Farm

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Tourism is back in style

By Bobbi Ann Brady, MPP The tourism industry, both locally and across Ontario, has been booming after a lapse due to COVID shutdowns. I learned more about the industry while attending the recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in London. During a presentation, from several industry groups, I learned how important tourism has

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Natural health products are in peril

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady I am going to step outside my provincial realm today and write about a federal issue that has had me troubled for some time. It’s an issue I don’t believe is getting the attention it needs, and I feel it has huge implications for those of us who choose to

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Supporting our municipal partners at AMO

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady People ask how politicians avoid answering questions. Truth, many talk about what they want you to hear rather than the question asked. While at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) in London recently, someone suggested to me that it’s a real talent to avoid the question and believes many

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Fall Fairs just around the corner

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady Fall brings with it mixed emotions – the joy that a new season is upon us mixed with the realization that summer is over. The name says it all with Hagersville Summer’s End Festival taking place on Sept. 2. While in that area of Haldimand County, Ruthven National Historic Site

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Inflation up in aisle three and everywhere else

By MPP Bobbi Ann Brady I loathe getting groceries. I am indecisive, and I have been known to impulse buy. Surely, I am not alone in that a trip to the grocery store these days is downright depressing. The only highlight is coming across you, the constituents of Haldimand-Norfolk, who brighten the trip. That being

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