Frankly Speaking

April 10 2014 – Seniors and Disabled Win Round One Against Health Minister

In the March 13th issue of this newspaper, my column carried the headline, ‘A Personal Support Worker’s Appeal for Seniors’. In that column, with Donna Bellinger’s permission, I shared her email in which she described the consequences of the Liberal
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Mar 26 2014 – First Responders Day Celebrations Include Student Essay Contest

On December 11, 2013 the First Responders Day Act was passed into law by the Ontario Legislature. It was a rare demonstration of goodwill on the part of all members of the three political parties in the final hours of the legislative session. The underlying reason for that
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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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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 12 2013 What Happened to Civility and Ethics?

Toronto’s mayor, still reeling from the previous week’s revelations about his questionable encounters with criminal elements, admits to smoking crack cocaine. The vultures circle and an unseemly spectacle unfolds that is reminiscent of the ancient bloody gladiatorial
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Oct 29 2013 The Liberal Party Should Reimburse Ontario Citizens

Former Finance Minister, Dwight Duncan told the legislature’s Justice Committee last week that the public has lost interest in the Gas Plant scandal. Do you agree? “This is all old ground, with respect, you’re not even on TV any more for goodness’ sake.
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May 14, 2013 – First Responders Day Act Inspires…iRun and Rock

Article by Frank Klees, MPP As Published in The Auroran May 14, 2013 First Responders Day Act Inspires …….. Mark June 1st on your calendar and plan everything else you may be doing around an event that you and your family won’t want to miss. Why? Because if you
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April 30, 2013 – Why a Confidence Motion Before the Budget?

By the time you read this, a Want of Confidence Motion will have been tabled in the legislature by the Official Opposition. Why was it brought forward at this time and why is the government refusing to allow it to come to a vote ? Confidence Motion ….the cornerstone of
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April 16, 2013 – Health Ministry Infected With Chronic Disease : Lack of Oversight

It’s no wonder that people are cynical about politics, politicians and government.Those were my thoughts as I watched the Premier and the Minister of Health once again deflecting responsibility for the latest scandal to rock the government and the Ministry of Health. I knew
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