OH: All Opinion Stories found on OurHometown.ca http://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/ Here you will find a listing of all Opinion stories found on OurHometown.ca Hatfield - Ford government must order Windsor-Essex Health Unit back to tablehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1884.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1884.phpEighty-six public health nurses have been on strike for over two weeks, and NDP MPP for Windsor-Tecumseh Percy Hatfield said in the legislature today that the Ford government should send the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit back to the bargaining table to work out a fair deal with them. This will enable the nurses to return to their important work, and be respected for that work. Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:04:45 +0000Letter to Editor from Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain and Lakeshore Councilhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1871.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1871.phpDear Lakeshore Citizens and Users of the Atlas Tube Centre, On behalf of your Council, I want to thank everyone for sharing their opinions regarding the work stoppage by our Part-Time Facility Attendants at the Atlas Tube Centre. We’ve heard strong feelings from all sides of the issue - your desire to offer fair pay for our valued part-time staff and your equally clear desire for responsible spending. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:59:55 +0000FULL TEXT - MPP Randy Hillier open letter to Constituentshttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1868.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1868.phpRandy Hillier, MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Kingston wrote an open letter to his constituents. It is the fundamental and over-arching first principle of all elected representatives to support their constituents to the best of their ability each and every day. If that is not the first thought of every single elected member each morning then they ought to reflect upon why they serve. He raised concerns of possible illegal and unregistered lobbying by close friends and advisors employed by Premier Ford Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:42:44 +0000Super Simple Version of Ontario's Education/Autism Announcementhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1863.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1863.phpWhen a student enrolls in school, that school gets a cheque for $12,300 to cover the expense for the year, known as a "Grant for Student Needs". That has nothing to do with autism - the student could have autism, they could have athlete’s foot. Sun, 17 Mar 2019 12:12:45 +0000Ten tweet-length reasons why the new OAP needs to be scrappedhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1857.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1857.phpIt's hard for outsiders to know why parents are upset by the new autism program. It’s tough to explain in simple terms why the government needs to hit "pause" on the new OAP and go back to the table (keep in mind, the new plan goes "live" on April 1 -  that’s coming up quickly!). Here’s my attempt to keep things short-and-sweet. Sun, 17 Mar 2019 12:12:28 +0000Tim Hudak to leave politics - Statement by Patrick Brownhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0086.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0086.phpOntario PC Leader Patrick Brown issued the following statement today regarding the resignation of MPP Tim Hudak (Niagara West-Glanbrook). First elected in 1995 at age 27, Tim has been a stalwart in the Ontario PC Party and the Niagara Region community. During his time in elected office, Tim has honourably served as a MPP, held numerous ministerial positions including Northern Development Mines, Tourism, Culture and Recreation, and Consumer and Business Services, and held the role of Ontario PC Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:02:18 +0000When Harry’s Met Corkyhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0085.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0085.phpI have a new friend and his name is Harry. Harry’s a sharp guy, some might say razor sharp. And he sure has a handle on things. Yes, I too have joined the Harry’s revolution. For those of you who haven’t heard, Harry’s is currently taking the shaving world by storm, offering a variety of shaving supplies delivered directly to your door for far less than you would pay at the drug store. Sun, 07 Aug 2016 09:43:20 +0000Net neutrality issues for Canadahttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0084.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0084.phpThe concept of net neutrality suggests that all internet service providers should provide content of equal quality and quantity to its users regardless of source. However, as the internet is such a new technology, there have been many concerns over how government departments are able to adequately police this concept. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:26:16 +0000Where did the money go?http://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0083.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0083.phpThe Ontario Liberals’ shenanigans continue to surprise even their biggest skeptics. Government messages are scripted to deliver an image of high moral ground, as leaks and documents reveal quite the opposite. The Hydro One sale is a case in point. The story line is all about securing funds to build needed infrastructure – the same they neglected and procrastinated on for the past 12 years. Reading the Government’s financial documents, however, tells a different story. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:35:49 +0000Peanuts? Sandals needs to go back to math classhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0082.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0082.phpPeanuts. That was the word used last week by Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals on the reimbursement of union expenses for negotiating employment contracts. 2.5 million dollars in reimbursed expenses, for board rooms, hotels, and food. Peanuts; paid for by the government; paid by you, the taxpayer. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:22:20 +0000