Welcome to my local issues page. From time to time, issues of
special interest to the people of Newmarket-Aurora will be highlighted here.
Please use the feedback page to send me your thoughts and
concerns about these or any other matters of interest to you.
Citizen and Immigration:
Defending the Right of Citizens to Express Their Views in the Legislature:
Privacy Breach Notice
Elections Ontario recommends that Ontarians in the impacted electoral districts monitor and verify their personal transaction statements from governments, finanicial institutions, businesses and other institutions to detect any unusual activity. If any suspicous activity is detected, you are advised to contact those organizatons immediately or if you need help finding out whom to call, please call Elections Ontario at 1-888-668-8683, TTY service at 1-888-292-2312.
July 17, 2012 TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, is investigating a privacy breach at Elections Ontario involving the personal information of an unprecedented number of individuals – up to 2.4 million Ontarians. Details
Glenway Redevelopment Issue
Preserving Existing Communities Act 2013 Introduced March 2013 if passed, will ensure that a decision made made by a municipal council, where intensification of an existing community is a factor and where the municipality has decided that it is not in the best interests of the residents of the municipality, that decision will be final and may not be referred to the Ontario Municipal Board.
Frank Klees conducted a telephone conference call during which he explained his position on this issue October 2011- To access the recording of that call go to YouTube youtu.be/_jDJmgnkHXU
G Frank Fights Graffiti
Oak Ridges Moraine:
Historic legislation to protect water resources and natural features on the Oak Ridges Moraine was passed by the Ontario Legislature – December 14, 2001
While revisions to the OSPCA Act were proclaimed on March 1, 2009 recent events subsequent to those revisions have clearly demonstrated that further amendments are necessary in the interest of animal welfare in our province. OSPCA resolution and other details
P Fighting for Parliamentary Reform
Answers to Written Questions Re Standing Order 99 Details
Transportation in York Region:
Seniors and people with disabilities March 25, 2008
January 21, 2008
Klees responds to the recommendations made in the “Financing Public Transit and Transportation in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton: Future Initiatives” commissioned by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario.
- York Region Transit
- VIVA Rapid Transit see exciting news on the expansion of vivaNext
- GO Transit
- GO to the Airport
Proposed Local Generation Peaking Power Plan
I have consistently supported the need for a local peaking plant, I have also maintained that the plant must be sited where it will have the least impact on residents and on the local environment.
I can assure you that my position has not changed.Click here to read my remarks during debate in the legislature that should help to clarify my position. I will continue to advocate for a location that will not encroach on the quality of life of our residents. There can be no justification for locating it near existing residential development. It would be irresponsible to do so given the number of identified sites available where residential development does not come into play.
Klees Secures Power Plant Consultations June 10, 2008
Frankly Speaking: Power Plant Debate May 2008
MPP Enters Power Plant Debate 2008 Click here
Power supply history 2007 click here
Article from the York Region News Group click here
Link to Ontario Power Authority
My remarks during debate on Bill 79 see video
Klees calls on Province to Fix Approvals Process for Clean Energy October 20, 2008