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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 : Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Todd Comemorates Vimy Ridge

Brigadier-General Alexander Ross famously said that when he looked out across the battlefield at Vimy Ridge, he saw “Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade.” He felt that he was witnessing “the birth of a nation.” Continue reading


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday April 13th, 2015   (QUEEN’S PARK)  - Today, the Liberal government signed a ‘cap and trade’ accord with the province of Quebec. The move, which places a tax on carbon, will likely mean higher gas prices and electricity rates in the near future.   Continue reading

Insurance Bureau Donates to Local Disaster Relief Programs

For Immediate Release April 7, 2015   Todd Smith, MPP for Prince Edward - Hastings, joined the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), in the presentation of cheques to support local flood relief efforts for flood victims in both Centre Hastings and the City of Belleville. The Insurance Bureau of Canada presented the Centre Hastings Flood Relief Effort with a $2,500 donation and the Belleville Flood Relief Effort with a $5,000 donation. Foxboro, Madoc and Tweed were the hardest hit jurisdictions, faced with impassable roads and breached basements, wells and septic systems.  The Ontario government announced last July it was ready to dispense up to $300,000 to support flood recovery efforts for affected residents, through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP). For every dollar raised by local flood relief committees the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program will provide two dollarsin Provincial funding to make repairs and replace property such as basic furnishings, appliances and clothing. “Thank you to the Insurance Bureau of Canada for helping to kick start these fundraising campaigns. I would also like to thank the volunteers, who are working so hard to ensure that these communities get the disaster relief they need.” - Todd Smith, MPP Prince Edward – Hastings