Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2017
MPP Arnott brings Halton issues to the floor of the Legislature
(Queen’s Park) – With the Ontario Legislature back in session, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted
Arnott is bringing the Region of Halton’s concerns to the attention of the Provincial Government
and urging action.
“Just over a month ago, I was pleased to attend a meeting at the Region of Halton headquarters
with Regional Chair Gary Carr and some members of Regional Council and Staff. We had a
great discussion, and I resolved to bring some of their concerns to the floor of the Legislature at
the earliest opportunity,” Mr. Arnott said in a statement in the Ontario Legislature on February
The Region of Halton is looking for the support of the Provincial Government on a broad range
of issues, including the need for sustainable infrastructure funding, public health, affordable
housing, and improved access to broadband Internet.
“We urge the Government to assist Halton with long-term sustainable infrastructure funding,
including keeping commitments to Metrolinx improvements, and to consider the necessary
requirements Halton is seeking to fund their infrastructure priorities. We urge the Government
to ensure public health funding keeps up with population growth and address the long-standing
ambulance offloading problem,” Mr. Arnott said.
Mr. Arnott pointed out that the Region of Halton wants to work cooperatively with Provincial
Government to resolve these issues.
“I am aware that the Regional Chair, Council, and Staff seek a productive partnership with the
Government of Ontario, and we want to work together to accomplish shared goals in the best
interest of our residents,” he said.
Mr. Arnott wants to work with the other Halton-area MPPs to continue to raise the Region’s
needs at Queen’s Park.
“I have been willing to reach out across party lines to get things done for the people of our area,”
Mr. Arnott said afterwards. “I hope the other Halton-area MPPs are also speaking up in their
Caucus to ensure that these issues are addressed.”
(Attached: Hansard record of Mr. Arnott’s statement in the Ontario Legislature, February 22,
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