Paths of Courage Program Receives Trillium Grant

On Thursday, Todd attended the Ontario Trillium Foundation's Community Grant presentation to the Paths of Courage Healing Program in Demorestville. 



Colleen O'Rielly -Ontario Trillium Foundation

Kim Charlebois -Executive Director - Sexual Assault Centre

Todd Smith, MPP Prince Edward - Hastings

Nancy Brough - Site Coordinator at Paths of Courage



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Todd Defends Ontario Self Employment Benefit

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Speech to Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce - May 20th, 2015

I think I have to start by explaining why we’re doing this in late May this year instead of February or March like we have in years past.

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Defending A North Hastings Family With Hydro Problems

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Standing Up For Local Family Health Teams

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MPP Smith Celebrates First Responders Day

For Immediate Release
May 1st 2015

May 1st is “First Responders Day” in Ontario.

 Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith celebrated the day honouring Police, Firefighters and Paramedics. Prizes were awarded to local school children who participated in a coloring and essay contest coordinated by his office and sponsored by the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

 Smith was joined by Doug DeRabbie of IBC and local police officers, Acting Inspector Chris Barry of Belleville Police Service and Constable Yvonne Steele of Quinte West OPP, as he visited three local schools to announce the winners.

 The winners of the colouring contest were Daniel Power (Grade-2) and Miah Hubble (Grade-3) of Sir John A MacDonald Public School in Belleville, who each won $50 gift cards, donated by IBC.  The winners of the essay contests were Matthew Beal (Grade-6) of George Vanier School in Belleville and Julianne Wade (Grade-7) of St. Paul’s Secondary School in Trenton, who won iPad minis, which were also donated by IBC.



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Health Chart for the Sick Man of Confederation

Today, the Ontario budget came down with little fanfare. Let's face it, if you read the news at any point over the last three weeks, you knew what was going to be in it. You knew that there was going to be news about Hydro One and beer sales. You knew that the deficit was going up to 10.9 billion this year from 10.5 billion last year. 

Debt and deficit numbers are sometimes a little abstract. But if you want to know why they matter, this year's budget finally unmasked the ugly truth. If you want to know why nurses are being fired across Ontario, this budget paints a pretty good picture as to why....

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Question About Ending Ministry Support for Ostrander Point Appeals

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Letter to Minister Murray about Ostrander Point

April 20, 2015


Hon. Glen Murray

Ferguson Block

11th Floor

77 Wellesley St W

Toronto ON M7A2T5



Dear Minister,



                I am writing you today in the wake of the Ontario Court of Appeals ruling as it pertains to the case of the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists and Ostrander Point GP Inc. Today, the Court of Appeals upheld the original decision by the Environmental Review Tribunal to deny approval to the project proposed by Ostrander Point GP Inc. In doing so, the Court held that the tribunal was right in its assessment that the project will cause serious and irreversible harm to the environment along the South shore of Prince Edward County :

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First Responders

BELLEVILLE, ON – May 1st is recognized in the Province of Ontario as First Responders Day. In the days leading up to this special day, the Office of Todd Smith, Prince Edward-Hastings MPP will be hosting a First Responders Day Writing Contest for elementary and high school students in the riding.

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