Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2016
MPP Arnott takes Halton’s issues to floor of Legislature
(Queen’s Park) – On Friday, February 19, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott met with
Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr, Halton Mayors, Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon, and
Halton MPP Indira Naidoo-Harris to discuss provincial issues affecting the Region of Halton.
Mr. Arnott followed up on those concerns by taking them directly to the floor of the Ontario
He delivered the following statement at Queen’s Park on February 24:
Last Friday morning, I joined with the Member for Burlington and the Member for Halton at
Halton Regional Headquarters in Oakville.
We met at the invitation of Regional Chair Gary Carr. Also in attendance were senior staff of the Region, and the Mayors of Halton, including Mayor Rick Bonnette.
I wish to inform the House of some of the ideas and suggestions which were raised at the
Halton’s response to the Patient’s First Discussion Paper must be carefully reviewed and
considered by the Minister of Health, before decisions on accountability and funding
relationships between public health and the LHINs are made.
The Province needs to fulfill its commitment to cost shared and 100 percent funded programs.
We need changes to address ambulance offloading delays and the implementation of the
transfer of governance for the CCAC to Halton Region.
We need to see that provincial funding assistance is available for Halton’s public housing plans.
We need support for Halton’s $3.7 billion capital infrastructure plan.
We need the Province to be a supportive partner in Halton’s climate change mitigation
We need provincial approval and investment in a new Wilfrid Laurier University campus in
And, we need recognition and understanding of the significant impacts the proposed CN
logistics hub may have on Halton.
Let us work together to make progress on these issues, to ensure that the Region of Halton
continues to be a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
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