THOROLD — Without making important legislative changes, taxpayers in Niagara Region could face higher taxes to pay for local infrastructure projects, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris said today. Continue reading
HAMILTON — With massive infrastructure projects in development, including the new Ivor Wynne Stadium, the City of Hamilton requires a return to open tendering now more than ever to get the best possible value for taxpayers, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris said today. Continue reading
WINDSOR —The Greater Essex County School Board has joined a growing list of public-sector employers that are calling on the Liberal government to take immediate steps to maintain and restore open tendering in communities that have become trapped in labour monopolies, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris said today.
KITCHENER — Mayors and Regional Chairs of some of the province’s largest municipal governments, including Toronto, Ottawa and Waterloo Region, have called on the Liberals to take immediate action to stop the “back-door unionization” of Ontario municipalities. Continue reading
OTTAWA — Yesterday, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris appeared before a federal committee to explain how ending labour monopolies in Ontario and preventing new ones from developing would save all three levels of government millions of dollars every year. Continue reading
KITCHENER — Today, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris called on his provincial colleagues in the Region of Waterloo to preserve open competition for local infrastructure projects by supporting his private member’s bill, the Fair and Open Tendering Act. Continue reading
QUEEN’S PARK — Today, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris tabled the Fair and Open Tendering Act, which, if passed, would preserve and maintain competitive bidding for public infrastructure projects tendered by Ontario municipalities and school boards. Continue reading