Norm Miller MPP Parry Sound - Muskoka

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Beer Petition 2015

 

TO The Legislative Assembly of Ontario

 

WHEREAS the changes to beer sales in the 2015 Provincial Budget only allow for grocery stores to qualify in population centres of over 30 000 people.

 

WHEREAS all consumers including those living in rural and Northern Ontario will pay their share of the new $100 Million per-year beer tax.

 

WHEREAS many of Ontario’s craft breweries are located in communities of less than 30 000 people – 4 of which operate in such locations in Parry Sound – Muskoka.

 

WHEREAS access for craft breweries to sell beer in grocery stores will provide the opportunity for increased sales and will support local jobs.

 

WE the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:

 

That the Ontario Government do away with the 30 000 population restriction so people living in rural and Northern Ontario have the opportunity to purchase beer in their local grocery stores.

 

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Almaguin Fish Improvement Association Petition 2015

 

TO The Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

 

WHEREAS the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry contests the Almaguin Fish Improvement Association’s (AFIA) efforts to responsibly support native pickerel populations in Lake Cecebe and Ahmic Lake.

 

WHEREAS this volunteer effort does not rely on any government funding.

 

WHEREAS the actions taken by the AFIA are biologically sound, and have resulted in the continual conservation of these ecosystems for nearly 30 years.

 

WHEREAS the biological integrity of these lakes is a key to the area’s economic stability through tourism, and that their viability ought to be preserved for future generations.

 

WE the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:

 

That the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry take immediate action to support the Almaguin Fish Improvement Association in their efforts to stock native pickerel in Lake Cecebe and Ahmic Lake.

 

That the AFIA hatchery be allowed to remain operational past 2017, so that the community may continue to tend to the wellbeing of these ecosystems.

 

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Petition in support of Bill 58

 

TO The Legislative Assembly of Ontario: -

 

WHEREAS it has been over a decade since Regulation 316/03 of the Highway Traffic Act has been updated to recognize new classes of Off-Road Vehicles and a motion to do so passed on November 7th, 2013 with unanimous support of the Provincial Legislature.

 

WHEREAS Owners of 2-Up ATVs and Side-by-side UTVs deserve clarity in knowing which roadways and trails are legal for use of these off-road vehicles.

 

WHEREAS owners should be able to legally use their vehicles to access woodlots, trails, and hunting and fishing destinations.

 

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Petition in support of Improved Winter Roads Maintenance

 

To The Legislative Assembly of Ontario: -

 

And WHEREAS the Area Maintenance Contract system has failed Ontario drivers the past two winters.

 

And WHEREAS unsafe conditions led to the maintenance contractor being fined in the winter of 2013/14, as well as leading to a special investigation by the Provincial Auditor General.

 

And WHEREAS the Managed Outsourcing system for winter roads maintenance, where the private contractor is responsible for maintenance, but MTO patrols the region and directs the contractor on the deployment of vehicles, sand and salt, and has a proven track record for removing snow and ensuring that Ontario’s Highways are safe for travelers.

 

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Petition in support of Bill 79

 

TO The Legislative Assembly of Ontario: -

 

Whereas pedestrians and cyclists are increasingly using secondary provincial highways to support healthy lifestyles and expand active transportation;

 

And Whereas paved shoulders on highways enhance public safety for all highway users, expand tourism opportunities, and support good health;

 

And Whereas paved shoulders help to reduce the maintenance cost of repairs to highway surfaces;

 

And Whereas the member from Parry Sound – Muskoka’s Private Member’s Bill provides for a minimum one metre paved shoulder for the benefit of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists;

 

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Please return original signed petitions to:

 

Norm Miller, MPP, Parry Sound – Muskoka
165 Manitoba Street, Unit 1, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1S3

 


 

Stop the Trades Tax Petition

 

TO The Legislative Assembly of Ontario:-

 

WHEREAS the newly created Ontario College of Trades is planning to hit hardworking tradespeople with new membership fees that, if the College has its way, will add up to $84 million a year.

 

We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:

 

That the Liberal Government stop their job-killing trades tax and shut down the Ontario College of Trades immediately.

 

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Please return original signed petitions to Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound –
Muskoka and send to Queen’s Park, Legislative Building, Room 440, Toronto, ON M7A 1A8

 


 

Cataract Surgery Petition

 

To The Legislative Assembly of Ontario: -

 

WHEREAS the Government of Ontario has identified cataract surgery to be a key health service for which it aims to reduce wait times under its Wait Time Strategy;

 

AND WHEREAS the current wait time for cataract surgery at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare exceeds the Provincial Wait Time and the Provincial Target under the Wait Time Strategy;

 

AND WHEREAS demand for health services like cataract surgery is expected to continue to rise with a growing retirement population;

 

WE the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows: –

 

That the Government of Ontario maintain adequate funding levels to Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare for cataract surgery procedures so that it may reduce wait times for cataract surgery.

 

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Petition in support of Bill 9

 

(Paved Shoulders on Provincial Highways)

 

TO The Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

 

WHEREAS pedestrians and cyclists are increasingly using secondary provincial highways to support healthy lifestyles and expand active transportation;

 

AND WHEREAS paved shoulders on highways enhance public safety for all highway users, expand tourism opportunities and support good health;

 

AND WHEREAS paved shoulders help to reduce the maintenance cost of repairs to highway surfaces;

 

AND WHEREAS the member from Parry Sound – Muskoka’s Private Members Bill provides for a minimum one metre paved shoulder for the benefit of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

 

WE the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:

 

That Private Member’s Bill 9, which requires a minimum one metre paved shoulder on designated provincially-owned highways, receive swift passage through the legislative process.

 

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