In this issue:
  • Riding Updates – Recap
  • Upcoming Events
  • Mike at Queen’s Park
  • Have Your Say
  • Petitions

Riding Updates – Recap

On Remembrance Day, Mike attended and laid wreaths at both McCrae House and the Sleeman Centre. The events were well attended by constituents of Guelph and area.

November 25 brought our first Town Hall – thank you to all who attended! Over 75 people joined us that afternoon to ask questions and show their support, and we heard of all the work that Mike’s Queen’s Park and Constituency offices have been doing for the constituents of Guelph. Topics that day included Highway 7, infrastructure, climate policies, and changes at Queen’s Park. For a quick recap, see journalist Adam Donaldson’s twitter stream: https://twitter.com/adamadonaldson/status/1066806254960545794

In October, the Constituency Office set up a Guelph Youth Council and recruited 27 high school and university students to take part in discussions surrounding issues they feel passionate about. The issue they have chosen to pursue at this time is improving how climate change is taught in the curriculum. The Council travelled to Queen’s Park on December 5 to see provincial politics in action.

Donations: New socks and underwear are always needed for shelters throughout Guelph. This holiday season we will be collecting these items at the Constituency Office during regular business hours.

Upcoming Events

Meet Mike at the Boardroom
Tuesday December 18, 2018
6pm – 8pm
Free cover & popcorn
Come meet Mike and challenge him to a game of Connect Four 
RSVP today
MPP Family Skating Event
Saturday Feb 2nd, 2019
2pm – 4:30pm
Victoria Road Community Centre
51 Victoria Rd N, Guelph, ON N1E 5H5
Free skating & hot chocolate
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Mike at Queen’s Park

(Note: the following links will open videos on Youtube)

Recap on fall session https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnMMuI2kMa0

Furthering the debate on an EV strategy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enHtNcHMo9g

Debating Bill 32 – Access to Natural Gas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiRKjd1zjnI

Asking the government to adopt an EV strategy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKC-W5lflKY

Debating the loss of government watchdogs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICIiv-Ai5NE

Debating the repeal of labour laws https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZJdAWP1lRk

Asking the government why it is turning its back on clean tech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T43CciNqDU

Challenging the PC government in a late show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy9t-IBfs6c

Asking the Premier if he will protect the Greenbelt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX2gwMENM78

Honouring veterans on Remembrance Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQM7haEydxc

Acknowledging Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA8SUp–I1c

Recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q_CO-cO8y0

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Have your say

Curriculum consultation  
This summer, the government rolled back updates to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum, meaning that students are now learning a sexual health curriculum from the last century. Make sure you have your say on how important these updates are on diversity, mental health, and coping with the new realities of our online world. The consultation period is open until December 15: www.ontario.ca/page/for-the-parents
Bill 66
Bill 66, introduced the last day of the Legislative sitting in December, opens up existing legislation that protects our environment, workers and children. Here are a few of the environmental changes that are open for feedback. Take a moment to have your say by January 20.
Renewable energy
Green energy transitional provisions https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4265 
Amending the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation to help restore municipal authorityhttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4040 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 274/18, Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilitieshttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4288
Climate plan
Climate plan https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4208
Housing Action Plan
Increasing housing supply https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4190Animals
Endangered species – finalizing recovery strategies for nine species at risk and initiating pre-consultation on government response statements https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4012
Developing government response statements for six species at risk under the Endangered Species Act, 2007https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-3761
Cormorants https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4124 
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Petitions

Basic Income Petition mikeschreinermpp.ca/2018/08/30/basic-income-petition/
Sex ed mikeschreinermpp.ca/2018/08/30/sex-ed-petition/You can collect signatures on one of the petitions above, or if there is another issue that matters to you, contact Samantha at sbird@ola.org, and she can help you walk through the process of creating a petition that Mike can read into the Legislature.

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