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Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch first out of the gate in Conservative leader race

Along with being first to run for leader, Leitch also led the 14 candidates in fundraising for the first two quarters of 2016, according to...

Bruce-Grey MP opposes national anthem changes

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, issued the following statement in advance of this vote: ... While in government, the Conservative Party proposed...

PC leader Patrick Brown takes tour of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood hospital

Wasaga Beach economic and tourism director Andrew McNeill (left) describes the town's vision for a downtown to Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown and Simcoe-Grey MPP...

Bruce/Grey MP Larry Miller disappointed by federal budget

Second, I was disappointed to learn that this budget promises to reverse responsible decisions that were made by the Conservative government surrounding the Old Age...

Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch disappointed in federal budget

According to Leitch, the budget would have been balanced if it came from a Conservative government. “What we had done differently in the past is...

Conservative MP Jim Hillyer dies at age 41

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose wipes a tear as she reads a statement about the late Conservative MP Jim Hillyer in the House of Commons...

Bruce/Grey MP elected vice-chair of committee

I would also like to congratulate MP Robert Oliphant on his election as chair and MP Mathew Dubé on his election as vice-chair.” As Conservative...

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown wades into Midland hospital debate

Brown said such recommendations would have “grave repercussions” for quality of care. “This hospital is critical to the quality of life and well-being of my...

ROAD AHEAD: York-Simcoe MP Van Loan gets different view

While York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan didn't suffer the same fate as many of his Conservative colleagues, he will spend the next four years in...

Looking ahead: Simcoe-Grey MP aims for money in your pocket in 2016

Dr. Kellie Leitch was re-elected for her second consecutive term to the House of Commons in October. “The things we need to continue to be...

2015 Year in Review

2 – Huronia Historical Parks welcomes Will Baird as new general manager. 3 – Sacred Heart School of Midland captures ... 5 – Simcoe North...

Simcoe-Grey MP given shadow cabinet role

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose unveiled the party's 'shadow cabinet' on Friday, handing Dr. Kellie Leitch the role as health critic. Leitch, a pediatric orthopedic...

Bruce/Grey MP Larry Miller: refugee commitment irresponsible

Furthermore, the government has stated that it will restore supplementary health benefits to refugees in Canada – these are benefits such as dental and vision...

Conservative Bruce Stanton wins Simcoe North riding

Many supporters kept positive, some shouting "That's more like it" and "You can breathe now, Bruce" as Stanton took a larger lead over Riley. Terry...

Conservative incumbent Larry Miller re-elected for Bruce Grey Owen Sound

Incumbent Conservative MP Larry Miller swept to victory, and Liberal canadidate Kimberley Love finished second in a much closer race than four years ago. However,...

Simcoe North candidates pitch plans for seniors/veterans

The Conservative government vows to extend additional tax relief to close 1.6 million single and widowed seniors who have pension income if re-elected, says candidate...

Candidate's forum – Liberal Kimberley Love

I've watched our rural hospitals struggle to remain viable and accessible in these past several years. I've toured MP Dr. Carolyn Bennett through the Markdale...

Candidate's forum – Conservative Larry Miller

For single seniors, the Conservative Party has proposed a $2,000 single senior tax credit. These are important measures that support numerous seniors. What this government...

Candidate's forum

Simcoe.com - Conservative Larry MillerSimcoe.com1. Should residents and municipalities have more input on activities that have the potential to cause major environmental consequences, such as...

Simcoe-Grey incumbent Kellie Leitch says pro-life is personal not political

But while Leitch says she's pro-life, she won't impose her position on others. In 2012, the first-term member of Parliament voted against a private anti-abortion...

Students grill federal candidates at Orillia's Georgian College campus

Simcoe North federal candidates Peter Stubbins (Green), Bruce Stanton (Conservative), Jacob Kearey-Moreland (co-operative interdependent), Liz Riley (Liberal), and Richard Banigan (NDP) debated a range of...

Candidate's forum

Simcoe.com - Conservative Larry MillerSimcoe.comSince taking office, the Conservative Party has lowered taxes more than 160 times and has lowered taxes for small businesses, which...

Simcoe-Grey candidates square off at Wasaga chamber meeting

NDP MP Megan Leslie put forward a private members bill in 2013 to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act to include the river. That bill...

Experience important, says Conservative Stanton

Federal Conservative candidate Bruce Stanton was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006, and won re-election in 2008 and 2011. He has served...

Simcoe-Grey Conservative incumbent says parents' concerns keep her grounded

Dr. Kellie Leitch still practices part-time on an on-call, volunteer basis at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, while juggling her role as a member...

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Conservative incumbent says MP's job a balancing act

... Larry Miller is running again as the Conservative candidate. “I think I balanced it very well,” said Miller. “I have obligations in Ottawa, and...

Simcoe County won't be afterthought under PC government: Patrick Brown

During his time as Barrie's representative in Ottawa, Brown rallied support for the federal Conservative Party by establishing ties with ethnic communities in the Greater...

MP Peter Van Loan supports new tax credit for Canadians

On Aug. 4, York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan welcomed a commitment through the Conservative Party – delivering a new permanent Home Renovation Tax Credit created...

Patrick Brown opens Midland office, tees off on Kathleen Wynne

Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton, himself at the start of an election campaign at the federal level, introduced Brown to the crowd. The two are...

Patrick Brown remains passionate about Hockey Night in Barrie

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) cancer patient Bette Di Domenico (centre) and her husband Bruno chat with Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservative...

Bruce/Grey/Owen Sound candidates ready for long election campaign

Locally, there are four confirmed candidates for the election. Incumbent Conservative MP Larry Miller is seeking reelection, David McLaren will carry the NDP banner, Kimberley...

Liberal candidate gets early election start in Meaford

Featured in the high-energy event, in support of Liberal candidate Kimberley Love, was Carolyn Bennett (Liberal MP, St. Pauls), who was in Meaford for the...

MP Van Loan celebrates government's universal child care benefit

On July 20, York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan celebrated the first instalment of the government's universal child care benefit. “Our Conservative government is continuing to...

Liberal canadiate Shaun Tanaka fires back at MP Van Loan's spending

According to Tanaka and her team, neighbouring Conservative MP Lois Brown and her predecessor only spent $464,787 in the same timeframe. Likewise, in neighbouring Durham,...

Hold, please: EI callers face 12-minute wait

The figures were tabled in response to a written question from Liberal MP Ralph Goodale. The Liberal critic on the EI file, Rodger Cuzner, blamed...

Simcoe North Greens pick Peter Stubbins as candidate

... was also the candidate for the Green Party of Ontario in the 2011 and 2014 provincial elections. The riding's incumbent member of Parliament is...

MP Van Loan recieves backlash for above average costs

It's been a whirlwind month for York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan, following accusations of overspending on self-promotion to the tune of $654,000. Following an article...

Abuse of power in Ottawa

Ottawa CitizenLiberal MP Wayne Easter, a former solicitor general, told CP that the RCMP would not have withheld the requested records without political support. “If...

Former New Tecumseth mayor acclaimed as Simcoe-Grey Liberal candidate

While MacEachern is the only candidate, he will officially receive the riding's nomination at a meeting being held at Creemore Station on the Green May...

MP Van Loan defends costs to keep in touch with constituents

Dr. Shaun Tanaka, Liberal candidate for York-Simcoe, recently expressed concern regarding York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan's spending on taxpayer-funded self-promotion. According to Van Loan's website...

Riley elected to lead Simcoe North Liberals in next federal election

The riding has been represented by MP Bruce Stanton for close to a decade, and hasn't been held by a Liberal since Paul DeVillers represented...

Patrick Brown: From long shot to front runner

“We know that the Vietnamese community now is endorsing the Conservative (Party) and especially Patrick,” Ngo says, describing Brown as “a good guy.” Waiters bearing...

MP Stanton 'slavishly' follows Harper agenda

Censorship of free thought and expression? Sharing of your private information between 17 government agencies and even foreign government agencies? All just fine with Bruce...

Just fix Bill C-51 to address points of concern

If Bruce Stanton and the Conservative Party of Canada are so sure of the merits of Bill C-51, why not just amend the language to...

Simcoe-Grey NDP choose federal candidate

Collingwood Enterprise BulletinMatthews also has a grown child, a son, from a previous marriage. The federal election will be held in the fall, unless Prime...

Group plans Midland demonstration against Bill C-51

He said the protest will be modelled on rallies held across the country March 14, including one outside Stanton's Orillia office. The target of the...

Stop promotion of a fear society

Conservative MPs Patrick Brown, Kellie Leitch and Bruce Stanton have a duty and a responsibility to their constituents to consult, discuss and have the people...

Anti-terrorism bill no threat to civil liberties, says Simcoe North MP Bruce ...

The Conservatives subsequently agreed to hold nine committee meetings at which expert testimony will be received. Originally, just four were planned. “I do think the...

Crown asks for jail time for Dean Del Mastro

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro talks to media as he leaves court for lunch break at a sentencing hearing in Peterborough Ont., on January...

Parliament Hill shooting 'very scary': Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton

Stanton was attending a Conservative caucus meeting when the sound of gunfire erupted in the hallway outside. Speaking this morning (Oct. 23), the local MP...