No Air Ambulance available for accident May 9th
CTV Toronto: Fingers Pointed after Ornge Dispatch cancelled
Ex-ORNGE boss Chris Mazza ordered to testify The Star April 24, 2012
Ornge air ambulance helicopters not safe: Tory MPP
The Canadian Press March 5, 2012 Article
MPP goes from being a pariah to hero of the party
By Christine Blizzard article in the St. Thomas Times-Journal March 3 2012 Article
ORNGE president was paid $1.4 million per year
Toronto Star Article Dec 22 , 2011 by Kevin Donovan see full article
"Defending the Right of Citizens to Express Their Views in the Legislature"
Speaker of the House declares accusations made in the House "out of order" see transcript Hansard record
Parties pitch competing anti-bully bills
Teresa Latchford Nov 30, 2011 Era Banner
Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees, who has spoken out about principals having the power to decide whether or not to report bullying to the board, said any official recognition bullying is a serious issue is welcome. However, he hopes this legislation won’t just be more lip service.
“We have seen programs implemented without the resources needed and inconsistency across school boards,” he said. “I just hope the province follows through.”
His party plans to table a private member’s bill that deals with balancing the supports, such as counselling offered to both the perpetrator and the victim.
“In the past, the victim has been forgotten,” he said. “We want to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
Ms Sebben is excited about some of the provisions in the Progressive Conservatives’ bill — notably that it would officially define bullying in the Education Act, remove some of the discretionary powers given to principals when it comes to discipline and ensure strict guidelines surrounding reporting incidents.
“The more reporting we have, the more data there will be per school board,” she said. “It will give us a clear vision into what programs are working and what aren’t when it comes to finding a solution, so our children can stop hurting themselves and others.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Klees isn’t the only critic of the Liberals’ proposed legislation.
Drive Clean program should be scrapped
Tory MPP Frank Klees said the program no longer serves a useful purpose.
“When it was initially implemented, it was intended to be a temporary measure until technology caught up to emission standards and we’ve been there for a number of years,” Klees said. “So quite frankly, we’re of the opinion that this program should be scrapped altogether rather than continuing to keep government’s hands in people’s pockets.”
Klees said he constantly hears complaints from Ontarians about the program, including reports of inconsistent results.
“I just really think that the programs met its needs and its time to move on,” he said.
See articles in the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Sun April 25, 2011
Sorry Mr. Klees, you're not an MP by Ron Wallace March 22, 2011
Hydro Bill Relief Not Enough: Critics
See article by Sean Pearce, in the Era Banner, January 27, 2011
"It's a serious issue and we've been warning the government about this," Mr. Klees said. "The 10 per cent is just too little, too late. At the end of the day, it's going to take much more."
Worse than that, the province was only able to pay for the 10-per-cent discount by going deeper into deficit, Mr. Klees said.
"You may not be paying for it on your hydro bills, fair enough, but you will pay for it through your taxes," he said. "They're robbing Peter to pay Paul."
The bottom line, according to Mr. Klees, is Ontario's electricity file has been grossly mismanaged. The province has been willing to pay as much as 80 cents per kilowatt hour for solar and wind.
Dysfunctional Ontario bureaucracy sets up fathers to fail
See Article by Matt Gurney of the National Post November 8 2010
Some 'choice' August 12, 2010
Article in The Brampton Guardian
Frank Klees, MPP for Newmarket-Aurora, suggests the government crack down on the number of people driving without insurance and has put forward a resolution asking the government to develop a system to check the status of insurance when plates are renewed.
Minister sees no need for law regulating auto body shops June 8 2010
Article by Tony Van Alphen
Collision Repair Act not yet proclaimed and ..."Klees added legislation would ensure individuals with criminal records related to the industry wouldn't be making repairs."
Few benefit from minimum wage hike Article in The Era Banner by Amanda Persico April 2, 2010
GO riders Kicked off Newmarket buses Article in the Toronto Star by Tess Kalinowski March 10, 2010
Social groups worried about provincial gloomy economic outlook
Conservative Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees said he is aghast that a government can outline a problem without offering a solution.
Oct 26, 2009 by Chris Traber
Loss, Persistence, the Life of an MPP
Wanting to effect change in Ontario is the reason Frank Klees is in politics today.
Article in Metronews, Workology section by Rafael Brusilow August 17, 2009
Click here for story
Car Sales Need Tax Holiday: KLEES
Article by Amanda Persico February 18 2009
Southlake welcomes wait time targets
By Teresa Latchford February 18 2009 Click here
Klees said it is unfair of the Liberal government to dictate emergency room wait time expectations without providing adequate resources to meet new targets.
Funding brings new jobs to town
January 23, 2009 Article by Sean Pearce Click here
Axiom president Perry Rizzo shows some of the firm's products to Ontario Economic Development Minister Michael Bryant during a tour of the Aurora plant Friday.
Politicians gather to talk business, healthcare Article by Amanda Persico of the Era Banner
Jan 16, 2009 click here
Klees visits Palcam Technologies Article by Amanda Persico of Era Banner Jan 16, 2009 click here
MPP Klees 'impressed' by arguments put forward by young drivers
by Teresa Latchford December 10, 2008 for article click here
Ban Young Motorcycle Passengers: MPP
Article by Joe Fantauzzi November 27 For article click here
Economy MPPs in the Economy Editorial in the Toronto Star October 20, 2008
Provincial tax hike may be industry's death knell October 19, 2008
Linda Leatherdale of the Toronto Sun
MPP Klees dismisses federal rumours by Sean Pearce September 6, 2008
York Region Hospital Funding
While Queen's Park admits it is reviewing fiscal duties, no cash commitment has been made
By Sean Pearce September 6, 2008
Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees agreed more needs to be done to help alleviate what he called the “chronic underfunding” of the region’s hospitals and other social services, but said more funding from the province is the answer, not more development charges.
Leader under pressure to come up with plan to win Legisture seat
By Robert Benzie August 25, 2008
Tory's plan to have a seat by the end of the year " is the first Item on the agenda," said Klees.
Province slow to embrace electric cars By Sean Pearce July 31, 2008
Opposition demands investigation of OLG after retailer wins 160 prizes
Article in the Canadian Press by Keith Leslie quotes Frank Klees July 22, 2008
Aurora residents warned about energy audit scam by Patrick Mangion April 25, 2008
Bradford bypass not in plans (Hwy 404 won't go north of Ravenshoe)
by Sean Pearce April 5, 2008
Liberal ER funding not enough: critic by Michael Power April 2, 2008
Prisioners rights being trampled, Klees alleges By Joe Fantauzzi April 1, 2008
Critics of Ban (smoking in cars) say rights infringed by Michael Power March 11, 2008
Province needs to invest in quality of life, care by Teresa Latchford Era Banner February 29, 2008
Province can seize drunk drivers' cars by Joe Fantauzzi Era Banner February 20, 2008
York politicians, religious leaders differ on Lord's Prayer at Queen's Park by David Fleischer Era Banner February 16, 2008
Cash crunch killing court cases:MPP by Joe Fantauzzi Era Banner February 7, 2008
Assessment thaw chills homeowners by David Fleischer Era Banner January 28,2008
Tolls? No thank you, readers say by Sean Pearce Era Banner, January 23, 2008
Road tolls fair - if they lead to tax cuts by Deborah Kelly Era Banner, January 23, 2008
of caucus backing Tory January 15, 2008
shifting focus to pricier wine, spirits January 12, 2008