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Monday, January 28, 2019

Local MPP Wants Input on Budget

Dufferin-Caledon | by Phil DeLand  

The provincial budget deliberations starting and MPP for Dufferin Caledon Sylvia Jones seeks input from residents.

The 2019 provincial budget deliberations are coming up and Dufferin Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones says constituents can now give their input.

Jones says the $14.5-billion deficit needs some great ideas when it comes to cutting that down.

She says the ideas that come forward are creative and can make a difference.

Specifically she says lowering the hydro bills, making Ontario open for business and cutting hospital wait times are some changes she says are important.

Recently the provincial government made changes to tuition cuts which lead to a protest on Queens Park on Friday.

Jones says the government couldn't keep doing the same thing expecting a different result.

She said there will be an increase in loans to low income families, saying they need to start targeting the people who really need the help.

A recent auditor general report noted that the current OSAP model was "breaking the system."

Jones said targeting the issue through loans will allow the government to help without taking on more of a deficit as it has done when giving out grants.

For more information on the up coming provincial budget, Jones says people can visit her website:


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