Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP, Bill Walker. (BlackburnNews.com File Photo).

Seniors, Long Term Care & Hydro Rates A Priority For Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP

The first session of the 41st Parliament at Queen’s Park has wrapped up for the summer.

Looking back, Grey-Bruce-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker says he’s concerned about some of the Liberal Government’s direction during this past session of Legislature.

Walker says Hydro rates continue to be the biggest area of concern within his riding.

“Energy rates across the board whether it be seniors living on fixed incomes or businesses or just regular families, they’re all struggling with where their hydro bills are going so that certainly dominated most of the session (Legislature), we tried to hold them to account on a number of areas and that’s what we’re there to do,” says Walker.

Calling this past session a very raucous setting, MPP Walker says they’re seeing more and more challenges from the current government including the Auditor General’s report on the Pan-Am Games being grossly over budget.

As for the summer, Walker says he’ll be keeping busy with a very healthy activity list attending community events, festivals and fairs throughout his riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.

When the fall session resumes at Queen’s Park, Walker says he’ll continue to focus on Long-term Care and Seniors, something he feels very passionate about and very close to.

“That’s one that I think there’s really a big area of need for, so I’m going to try to push and stay with that one,” says Walker. “And again, hold the government to account and try to get spending under control so there’s more money going to the front lines and less money being taken out of our wallets in taxes.”

The Ontario Legislature resumes on September 12, 2016.