NEEA and its members have been an integral part of Ontario over the last number of decades. Social assistance and services are also under attack. So I would now like to call upon our first witness, The Arlington Estate. In our day camp programs, we had more than 5,800 registrations, serving more than 1,700 different children. In my opinion, the best way to balance the books and pay down public debt is to increase revenue through tax reform and modest tax increases, not through spending cuts. Libraries like mine are seeing the transition to digital resources and services, and we’re working hard to keep up with demand. I think it’s a two-pronged problem, and that is that some of the some of the supply, especially in rural areas, is deteriorating—the quality is deteriorating. We also got some feedback, by the time you get to what is labelled page 5, about the legal clinic and how invaluable it is locally. Ms. Mitzie Hunter: Carole Anne, I look forward to receiving your impact study. Every decade, we are losing over a million acres of farmland to development, and the land used for beef cattle—pasture land and hayfields, environmentally valuable grasslands—are being lost at an even higher rate. It’s a matter of time and efficiency. Those were some pretty high numbers—300 events, 32 festivals that are receiving—. Ms. Carole Anne Piccinin: Thanks. The committee met at 0900 in committee room 2 and by videoconference. Music venues currently sit idle and will not be back to full capacity operation for some time. Even in our neighbourhoods, with their busy lifestyles, people working to make ends meet are even challenged to get to know the people next door. Transcripts can be emailed to or mailed to: Office of the Registrar - Admissions Ontario Tech University 2000 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, Ontario … Ms. Lisa Anne Chatten: I can tell you, from personal experience, I’ve taken a great deal of courses myself online, so I do see the value of online learning. However, this is in no way a business-as-usual year for festivals and events in Ottawa. Through our own research, we already know that a Habitat for Humanity dollar that we spend on home building and renovation turns into $4 of community impact. Ms. Mitzie Hunter: Thank you so much, everyone, for your presentations and the perspectives that you’ve brought to the committee today. To build this pool of capital, an incentive is required so it can be leveraged to raise the remainder of the fund. We should have about 40% for a healthy forest. Unfortunately, the current process for accessing crown land for agricultural production is anything but open. Avec ce budget, le gouvernement de l’Ontario et la communauté franco-ontarienne ont l’occasion d’atteindre certains objectifs allant dans le sens des priorités gouvernementales et qui permettront de contribuer à la vitalité de la francophonie ontarienne. While we are fortunate that some of our local municipalities have been able to waive these fees, we also understand the revenue these municipalities are sacrificing in order to do so. We’re being penalized to stay open to provide a service to the public who are being incentivized to visit our properties and we get, in our particular case, double-time and in some cases double-time-and-a-half wages to pay on those days. Needs-based therapy is fiscally responsible. I apologize to cut you off. Mr. Jason Cassis: Sure. We expect there to be significant expense for ours and similar industries as we plan for these post-pandemic operations. Donc, ça aussi c’est une autre belle réussite. Mr. Ian Arthur: There aren’t many industries like that, are there? The Chair (Mr. Amarjot Sandhu): Thank you so much. Certainly that friction, not by anybody’s fault, is very real, given how important these events—weddings—are for most people out there. In our community, we have a relationship, but it could be improved. Unfortunately, it was a casualty of the Canadian dollar being on par with the US dollar during the 2006-08 financial crisis. Mr. Carling Dinkler: Because if you had a traditional investor who was going to go in and make an investment in this type of business—first of all, we don’t see that there are other investors who are going to make these types of investments, but if there were, they’re going to charge significantly more than that. However, festivals are run by organizations that have year-round operating expenses. I initially thought it was just a pent-up demand, but it seems to be particular to our sector. Recipients have been calling for such services for many years. You mentioned a marketing campaign of some sort. Really, that has been one of the most challenging features of trying to build our hospice residences: to maintain a home-like atmosphere while adhering to—. I believe—do not quote me—. Ms. Sandy Shaw: Thank you for your presentation. Mr. Christian von Donat: It’s a really complex question. “You did it again.”. The Chair (Mr. Amarjot Sandhu): Thank you. My question is on processing. So part of the cost-benefit trade-off analysis for a building owner would be to say, “How can we maximize the space that we have to lease, rent or sell? Basically, the implementation of mandatory safety training for anyone under 16—they have it for snow machines, they have it for boats, they have it for motorcycles, but they have nothing for ATVs right now. Mr. I’m sure you’ve heard from many other communities that lack access to broadband Internet. The way things are is not what our communities need. Tuition fees for post-secondary institutions in Ontario are the highest in Canada, and the same goes for child care fees and other important services. Last question, unless any of my colleagues have anything to add: I’m just curious what type of housing options you think are most needed in Ontario. It’s hard to give deposits back or cancel events, so a few of my colleagues in the wedding industry are being faced with a bunch of lawsuits—we haven’t got any yet—to demand their deposits back and cancel the events. The government cut the scheduled 3% increase to social assistance in half, then cut 50% of the Poverty Reduction Strategy’s funding. I apologize to cut you off again. Libraries now have to pay for their own shipment of interlibrary loans through the mail. It has not happened elsewhere. It makes it very difficult to have sustainable programming. According to the Toronto board of trade, congestion in the GTHA area is estimated to cost the economy roughly $6 billion per year, and this figure is set to increase to $15 billion by 2031. The other thing that maybe I’ll just mention that I didn’t in my opportunity to speak is a stronger connection with the education sector. Ms. Sandy Shaw: Yes, and thank you for that. Mr. Jeremy Roberts: I appreciate that. It’s a human rights issue, and I would encourage you to look at that. During the SARS epidemic, an emergency was declared by the province, and the then Minister of Health estimated the cost to be approximately $945 million. MPP Mamakwa. YMCAs do not have to be big buildings. We’ve been working here since 1980, so we’re coming up to our 40th anniversary this year. They laugh when we try to cost things out, because it’s a concept they’re not familiar with: actually costing out programs. There are two distinct but related components to the auto insurance system. We want to be socially responsible and not pressure the government to reopen until we can safely do so. My name is Wayne Zronik. I think that will be consistent across the event-hosting space, that it’s just going to cost more and there are going to be a bunch of capital investment that we’re going to need to do as we get back to business. Mr. Jim Corcoran: Well, Ontario isn’t a patio climate, so a lot of patios in Cobourg are small, and they’re far and few between, and a lot of them are in parking lots. Mr. Trevor Pross: Our digital content, which includes audiobooks, and some things like online movies and things like that, would be about 40% of our total circulation. I hope this will translate into the Legislature. Hospice just seems to be one of those components that was missing in the delivery—, Ms. Jennifer May-Anderson: It’s interesting, because technically we don’t exist in the health care system. Ninth Assembly; Eighth Assembly; Seventh Assembly; Sixth Assembly; Fifth Assembly; First to Fourth Assembly committees transcripts (retrospective scanning project in progress) Acknowledgement of Country. You mentioned another key word. My second question: What are you doing to combat some of that aggression between the parties? As a system, we’re unable to support it on the budget we currently have without affecting other parts of our system that students equally need to access their mandatory requirements. What can government do to support our farming community? Thank you. Thank you. I have worked in primary care for over 20 years, and I have observed the increased demand for primary care and the shrinking availability of primary care professionals. Ms. Donna Skelly: Yes, I’ve just unmuted. It has gone from $30,000 to currently just under $40,000. But again, we can’t access that labour pool. Our partner families experience better educational outcomes for their children, with more of them attending post-secondary institutions and more of them graduating. The waiting thing is fine; I was able to deal with it. As for the Attorney General, and I’m taking a quote from his past interview—“After full consultation, this is our plan, and our plan is to maintain existing funding on a go-forward basis.” He said that on December 9, 2019. Education is another really important way to help lift people out of poverty and help prevent poverty. The Chair (Mr. Amarjot Sandhu): Yes, we can. Ms. KT Timmermans: I would like to think it would be catastrophic, actually, because we also have the festivals, too, right? During the COVID-19 pandemic, with festival earned revenue and sponsor investment levels down considerably, government funding is a lifeline. Unfortunately, this is not the case with the LCBO and Ontario licensees. Their average wages are about $38,000 to $40,000 a year, but they’re doing incredibly important work. Can you speak to some of the success that you’ve seen south of the border in rural areas, and be specific as to how you see that translating over the border here in Ontario? If we don’t address those issues, and we don’t address the support that those children need, we’re not going to end this insidious problem. We are certainly prepared to come and work with smaller municipalities, to bring our services and work in partnership to do that. Unfortunately, it was only to cover the front line. Please complete the form below. C’est important que l’université puisse ouvrir le plus rapidement possible, parce que ces élèves-là qui graduent ne vont pas à Sudbury, ne vont pas à Hearst, et ne viennent pas à Ottawa. This demonstrates the readiness of hotels to accommodate guests, host events and support businesses that rely on hotels each day. Part of it is with young people in smaller communities, and in some larger communities, they don’t have anything to do, so they’re put at risk. More importantly, your discussion about how this would grow the economy was something—the decision to invest in the LRT was based on an economic uplift. Seeing none, we’ll move to the opposition side now. What kind of government advertising do you get? Mr. John Vanthof: One thing I’d like to pick up on in that: We’re having the same thing in my community of Temagami. I want to talk a little bit about the report that came out this morning about the record high of Indigenous inmates in the federal institutions. This is simply not sustainable. So, yes, we do have programs that are specific to helping. That’s part of what we’ve done with organizations like Deloitte as well as with other organizations like Microsoft as, even within their space as a technology partner, they’re learning new things to help enable for all. Mr. Ian Arthur: Good afternoon, and thanks so much for coming in. I’m going to turn it over to my colleague MPP Skelly. The people are so frustrated, so tired, so stressed out, they need to get out to have the kind of guided experience that we can provide to them. Ms. Sandy Shaw: I’m going to cede to MPP Arthur, but I want to just talk about the technology. Martin Luther King said it’s a cruel jest to tell a man with no bootstraps to pull up his boots, and that’s how we see it. Funding that supports quality end-of-life care benefits virtually everyone in our province. Steven Mnuchin & Jerome Powell Testimony About CARES Act Transcript December 1 • 2 weeks ago. Ms. Donna Skelly: How would it work? But just repeating that over and over doesn’t make it true. No, but we think that there is a sustainable business there, yes, in the short term. Our young people are victimized and taken advantage of, a lot of times because they just don’t have a place of refuge. We do it because they’re already a client and we’re working on other aspects of their case. This innovative approach empowers experienced private sector fund managers to make smart investments within certain parameters set by policy-makers. Sorry to cut you off. 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