Ted Arnott, MPP
Wellington – Halton Hills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2011
MPP Ted Arnott speaks at First Nations conference
(Queen’s Park) – In a major address to the All Ontario Chiefs Conference 2011, Wellington-Halton
Hills MPP Ted Arnott called for more jobs, better health care services and improved educational
opportunities for First Nations people.
“We need leadership to achieve them, doing all that we can do together as a province,” said Mr.
Arnott. “We hear you, and we want to work in partnership with you to bring about meaningful
change for the better.”
Mr. Arnott serves as the Ontario PC Critic to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, and attended the June
15 conference in Toronto on behalf of PC Leader Tim Hudak.
Mr. Arnott discussed changebook, Tim Hudak’s plan to bring change to Ontario. He spoke about
changebook and its positive vision for health care, education, energy, and jobs in Ontario’s northern
“It recognizes that too often, decisions made at Queen’s Park are out-of-touch with the reality in
northern communities,” Mr. Arnott observed. “It recognizes that families in northern Ontario deserve
to be heard and to plan their own future.”
He also discussed the need to repeal Bill 191, the Far North Act. Despite strong opposition from
Grand Chief Stan Beardy, from other First Nations and beyond, the McGuinty government pushed
through this legislation with minimal consultation.
“I am proud to have been part of a caucus that stood with you on this issue, and voted against this
legislation,” Mr. Arnott stated.
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Attached: Mr. Arnott’s remarks