Jan 16 2014 – ORNGE cuts 25 jobs in management shake-up

  Hamilton Spectator    By Bruce Campion-Smith OTTAWA A dramatic restructuring at ORNGE has eliminated 25 senior jobs as managers take a broom to the costly legacy of former boss Chris Mazza and his global ambitions for the air ambulance agency. The bad news went out
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Jan 13, 2014 Presto related news article

DC Metro Buys $184 Million Smart Payment System; Similar System Draws Fire in Canada By Bob Brewin January 13, 2014 This story has been updated with comment from Accenture. The Washington Metro transit system has awarded a $184 million contract for a new electronic payment system
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Jan 14 2014 – Ontario’s simmering political debate over animal welfare: Walkom

Article by Thomas Walkon in the Toronto Star In Ontario, animal issues continue to gnaw away. With rare exceptions, most politicians ignore them. Ditto most media. But the treatment of non-human animals is a matter that arouses strong passions within the electorate. This is the
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Jan 14 2014 – More Ornge Questions for the Minister of Health: Klees

(Queen’s Park ) Today Frank Klees, MPP for Newmarket-Aurora delivered the attached letter to the Honourable Deb Matthews.   Letter to Minister Matthews January 2014
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Jan 2 2014 – Klees spearheads creation of First Responders Day

By Mark Subryan The Aurora Banner Progressive Conservative Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees has been a highly visible figure in provincial politics during the past several years. 2013 was no different. “Certainly, 2013, without any question, has been my busiest year in the
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Dec 31 2013 – Thank You for Your Trust and Confidence

A few weeks ago, I was the guest of the 20th Aurora Guides. They were an impressive group of girls who were well prepared to ask their MPP some tough questions about what he does and why he does it. I think I did ok, because in the end I was rewarded with two boxes of Girl Guide
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Dec 10 2013 First Responders Day Act Passes

Queen’s Park: In a rare demonstration of goodwill among members of the three political parties, the First Responders Day Act was passed into law today.  The legislation proclaims May 1st of each year as First Responders Day. The Private Member’s Bill, proposed by
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Dec 11 2013 Merry Christmas

“Many constituents are not Christian. I would think you would acknowledge multiculturalism and not only those who share your own personal religious views.”  This email was sent to me shortly after I published my Christmas greetings in both of  our local newspapers.
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Nov 27 2013 Provincial Riding of Newmarket-Aurora: New Boundaries ?

Remember the Fewer Politicians Act  ? One of the cornerstone commitments of the PC Party leading up to the 1995 election was to reduce the size and cost of government. The Fewer Politicians Act made good on the promise that politicians themselves would be part of the downsizing
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Nov 26 2013 Mazza should be in jail, not working in a hospital emergency unit

(Queen’s Park) Dr. Chris Mazza, the former CEO of the province’s embattled Ornge air ambulance service surfaced this week in the emergency unit of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. The hospital experienced a shortage of emergency doctors over the past
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Nov 19, 2013 Put Ornge aviation in private hands, Tory MPP urges

SUN NEWS Credits: QMI AGENCY ANTONELLA ARTUSO | QMI AGENCY TORONTO — It’s just a “matter of time” until there’s another tragedy with Ornge Air Ambulance unless the province overhauls the troubled agency, Progressive Conservative MPP Frank Klees
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