Mr. Todd Smith: My question is to the Premier this morning. Premier, you’re not only selling Hydro One, you’re keeping Ontario taxpayers in the dark while you do it. Schedule 38 of the budget bill removed Hydro One from the responsibility of disclosing executive salaries in spite of the fact that Hydro One is still in public hands for now. Hydro users that are seeing skyrocketing hydro bills have no idea how much of their bill is actually now going into the wallets of suits at Hydro One. Premier, shouldn’t taxpayers have the right to know how much they’re paying high-priced hydro executives? Continue reading
July 17, 2015 Hon. Glen MurrayFerguson Block11th Flr77 Wellesley St WToronto ON M7A 2T5 Dear Minister, I am writing you today to express considerable distress with the decision of your Ministry yesterday as it pertains to the White Pines wind turbine development that is planned for the South Shore of Prince Edward County. Continue reading
Small Communities Fund in Hastings County Thursday morning, MPP for Prince Edward - Hastings Todd Smith joined MP Daryl Kramp to announce funding to Small Communities in Hastings County. Both Stirling-Rawdon and Marmora and Lake received funds to help with local infrastructure projects that the Municipalities have brought to the attention of both the Provincial and Federal Government. In Stirling - Rawdon, the Small Communities Fund will be used for the rehabilitation of Ridge Road and the installation of roadside safety devices. This construction will improve traffic flow and safety for both residents and visitors of the Stirling area. In Marmora and Lake, this funding will be used for the construction of Crawford Drive Watermain and Sanitary Sewer Extension. This project will benefit more families to be hooked into the water main, as well as improve water pressure . Continue reading
When I first got elected, getting Rednersville Road fixed became one of my priorities as your MPP and it's still on the white board in my office from my first meeting with Peter Mertens more than three years ago. Residents of Rednersville Road from Rossmore all the way to Carrying Place have kept this issue at the top of the agenda for me and for their representatives at Shire Hall and I've taken every opportunity I could to press the government to rebuild County Road 3. After countless questions and letters to the government, I'm proud to announce that the people of Prince Edward County are finally getting the road they deserve. They're getting a ribbon of cement that ties together the people of the County, Belleville and Quinte West. That makes our region stronger and will help grow our population. County Road 3 is an artery of our local history. In 1798, the Redner family settled in what is now Rednersville. By 1822, the Dempseys had founded Albury just down the road. Roads that intersect with County Road 3 like Weese, Bryant, Dempsey and even Rednersville Road itself bear the names of our earliest settlers making Country Road 3 more than just the gateway to our region. It is the Highway of our history. Continue reading
Happy Canada Day Todd and his family spent the day in Prince Edward - Hastings at parades, events, and celebrations! Happy 148th Birthday Canada! #GloriousAndFree Todd and Tawnya at the Wellington Canada Day Parade Todd at City of Belleville's Opening Ceremonies Enjoying Some Live Music with MP Daryl Kramp Todd and Family at the unveiling of the Sir John A McDonald Statue in Picton
June 29 in Bancroft It was a busy morning in Bancroft today with the Annual Round Up Days for the Bancroft Hospital at Pepin's No Frills. Always a pleasure to help the North Hastings District Hospital Auxiliary! Later on I sat in with Amanda Lorbetski, the afternoon announcer / news reporter at 97.7 The Moose in Bancroft to discuss the Bancroft Hospital's Radioathon on July 16!! Make sure you tune in!
Karlo Estates Launches Gilmour Wine On Saturday I was pleased to attend the Launch of Gilmour Wine at the beautiful Karlo Estates in Prince Edward County! Myself, Doug Gilmour and my Daughter Reagan Myself, Sherry Karlo and Doug Gilmour
Congratulations to John O'Connor & all the staff at O'Connor's Jewellery in Downtown Belleville! 60 Years in Business!