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May 04, 2016

Tony Clement is a man who wears and has worn many hats – as a lawyer; as political organizer; as a Member of Parliament; as a Cabinet Minister who has served in numerous portfolios; and most importantly as a Dad who moonlights, from time-to-time, as a garage band impresario.   On Saturday, May 5th, Tony will be in Ottawa to help put the “fun” into a fundraising evening for the Ottawa Centre Ontario Progressive Conservativ...
May 20, 2014

We are off and running, but I am standing firm on what Ottawa Centre and Ontario need. It will be easy to say what has been wrong for the past few years, but let’s look at what is doable to make Ontario better. The difficult list is the list that needs to be addressed, and Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC’s have addressed it. So let’s take a look: 1. Jobs, we need an aggressive jobs plan that will put Ontario back t...
January 13, 2014

As Ontario’s second largest city, Ottawa has much to gain from the Ontario PC “Great Cities” White Paper released last month. The 15th start the conversation of just how a Tim Hudak Government can put our Province and our Cities on track to become prosperous and creating economic growth and jobs. With 15 Paths identified to make our Cities great, there are several that have a direct impact on the Greater Ott...
December 11, 2013

Hello Ottawa Centre PC Supporters, I hope that this message finds you in good spirits and good health as Christmas comes near. This has been an eventful month in Ontario, and not in a good way. With today’s announcement that Kellogg’s will be closing in London another 500 jobs will be lost in Ontario. In the past few weeks Ontario has seen close to 2000 jobs disappear. Premier Wynne and Ottawa Centre MPP and Labour M...
October 08, 2013

Today’s announcement by the Auditor General that the cancellation of the Oakville Gas Plan will cost Ontario Tax Payers up to $ 875 Million is further evidence that the McGuinty-Wynne Liberal Party acted in a manner to protect their status as the government and not for the residents of Oakville or Mississauga. The anticipated cost of closing both plants is $1.1 billion dollars, ANOTHER Billion wasted to go along with eHe...
May 21, 2013

Today’s announcement by the NDP that they will be supporting the Liberal Government underscores the need for Ontario to have a government that works for the people of this province.     Ontarians need a government that will support the services needed.  Better placed spending for Health Care, proper fiscal management, an active job creation program and smaller government will put Ontarians first.   ...
May 07, 2013

The former Premier of Ontario has fallen his sword; Dalton McGuinty is taking the blame for the high cost of moving the two Gas Plants that ultimately saved Liberal seats in the Ontario 2011 election and all for ‘saving the children’.   In his testimony before committee in Queens Park today, McGuinty claimed it was his decision to halt the construction of Oakville and Mississauga plants. While the decision to sto...
March 12, 2013

CFRA News with files from Canadian Press Ottawa Centre MPP and Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi is denying that he endorsed a book on Islam that says it is alright for men to physically punish their wives, even though he wrote a letter of support to its author. Naqvi said he wrote the letter, but that he never read the book. "I strongly condemn violence against women," said Naqvi in a statement. "I believe that abuse of any kind is u...
March 12, 2013

  In response to a news report that Ottawa Centre MPP and Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi wrote a letter to support the author of the book “Islam: Balancing Life and Beyond” that neither he nor his staff read, Rob Dekker, Ottawa Centre Ontario PC Candidate stated that ‘rubber stamping’ anything without knowing contents is not what the residents of Ottawa Centre or Ontario deserve from their member ...
March 11, 2013

Not only does a local food terminal reduce the transport distances of food (currently, a percentage of the produce from the Ottawa region travels to Toronto, to then be bought by a Ottawa-based food supplier and transported back), but it also creates significant employment and volunteer opportunities for the local economy and more effective coordination of the distribution of locally-produced food. (Better access to healthy and loca...
March 10, 2013

Oxford MPP, Ernie Hardeman, PC Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Rob Dekker, PC Candidate for Ottawa Centre will be discussing a plank of the PC Party’s forthcoming white paper on agriculture, food and rural affairs. When: Monday, March 11 – 9:30 AM Where: Cedars & Co (1255 Bank Street, Ottawa) Who: Ernie Hardeman, PC Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Rob Dekker, PC Candidate for Ottawa Centr...
March 03, 2013

Rob Dekker, Ottawa Centre Ontario PC Candidate congratulates Jennifer MacKenzie on her nomination as the NDP Candidate in Ottawa Centre and  anticipates a hard fought campaign during the next Provincial Election.   Dekker states that “as along as Andrea Horwath and the Ontario NDP prop  up the minority Liberals, they condone the government’s activities including  the scandals and lack of action to creat...
February 02, 2013

The Ottawa Centre PC Riding Association held its 2013 AGM January 27th at the Montgomery Legion. The meeting was well attended with a full room of Ottawa Centre PC members and supporters coming out to hear Candidate Rob Dekker and Special Guest Steve Clark (MPP Leeds-Grenville) speak. Mark Bain, Ontario PC candidate for Kingston and the Islands also attended the event, making the drive up with Mr. Clark. Outgoing Riding President Charmaine ...
December 19, 2012

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak congratulated Rob Dekker on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Ottawa Centre. Hudak applauded and thanked Dekker for his unwavering focus on reducing the size and cost of government and kick-starting the economy to create private-sector jobs. “As a family man and community volunteer and booster, Rob understands what we need to build a better future,” said Hudak. “While the McGuinty Liberals continue to d...

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