December 2020 News
On the eve of Christmas and as my constituents face an uncertain new year with a province-wide lockdown, one thing is very clear, we must find a sustainable way to keep our communities and our small businesses open while protecting the health of Ontarians
Lockdowns are a blunt instrument at best and exact a steep price both economically and emotionally. I am calling on the federal Minister of Health to prioritize rapid testing and more specifically, a rapid testing hub in my riding of Essex
I had a Zoom meeting with local gym owners yesterday. There is a strong link to mental health and physical well-being. Regular exercise is key. I am appealing to the Government of Ontario to designate gyms an essential service.
Last week, the Conservatives introduced a motion calling for the suspension of the alcohol tax escalator planned for 2021. I was happy to support this Motion so vital to our local economy. Unfortunately, it was defeated in the House.