Jamie West MPP, Sudbury

Government of Ontario

Issues

I welcome your ideas, concerns and questions about issues facing our community. 

Please find below resources and information on some of the current provincial issues I am working on:

 

Find my Summer Community Update Here!

Read about what I've been working on in my first year as MPP

My Private Member's Motion Preventing Overdoses in the North: More than just a statistic, calls on the provincial government to declare the opioid overdose crisis what it is: a public health emergency.

Last year, 105 people died in opioid related incidents in Northern Ontario. 34 of these deaths were in the Greater Sudbury Region. The situation is becoming more and more urgent everyday. As of May 2019, one Sudburian is dying every five days on average from an opioid overdose.

Each and every one of these lives lost deserves to be more than just a statistic. In their memory, we need to take action.

Sign up to support my motion to save lives in the North here. 

Petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to ensure the Ontario government protect and invest in a robust, publicly funded and publicly delivered health system and reject any further private delivery of health services. 

Download the petition here

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community. 

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read.

I am proud to be working with opposition members to build a plan to make Ontario net-zero, and carbon neutral.

The next generation can’t afford for us to give up hope.

We aren’t just fighting back, we’re planning ahead. Read more about Ontario's Green New Deal here.

 

Together, we’re committed to:

  • Make Ontario net-zero by 2050, starting by cutting emissions at least 50 per cent by 2030
  • Create more than a million new jobs
  • Add billions of dollars to Ontario's economy
  • Embark on the largest building retrofit program in the world
  • Provide homeowners with rebates and interest free loans for renovations to move towards net-zero emissions homes
  • Deliver a job-training guarantee

The Ontario government delivered devastating changes to the Ontario Autism Program that hurt children and families across the province. 

Opposition MPPs have met with families, educators, clinicians, experts and people living with autism to discuss the impact of these changes on their lives. We want to share what we have heard from the many Ontarians who have shared their stories with us. 

Read the Ontario Autism Program Report Here

Below are the top seven themes we heard over many months of consulting with families, experts, advocates, clinicians and people living with autism.

  • Services should be provided based on need
  • The financial burden is overwhelming 
  • Provide a range of evidence-based services 
  • More support in schools 
  • Build service capacity 
  • Help navigating the system
  • Regulation for ABA providers 

Petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to reverse the cuts to paid sick days, the minimum wage, and equal pay for equal work provisions.

Download the petition here

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community. 

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read at Queen's Park.

Direct the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to reverse the recently announced OSAP cuts, protect existing tuition grants, and reinstate the six-month interest-free grace period after graduation.

Download the petition here


Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community.

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read at Queen's Park.

 

Petition the legislative assembly of Ontario to honour the commitment to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour as of January 1, 2019, and index the ongoing increases to inflation, making it more predictable for families and businesses.

Download the petition here

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community.

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read at Queen's Park.

Petition to amend the LTC Homes Act (2007) for a legislated minimum care standard of 4 hours per resident per day, adjusted for acuity level and case mix. 

Please download the petition here

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community.
Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read at Queen's Park.

Petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to:

•Continue reconciliation work in Ontario, by implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

•Reinstate the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

•Work with First Nations leaders to sign cooperative, government-to-government accords

•Support TRC education and community development (e.g.: TRC summer writing sessions)

•Support Indigenous communities across the province (e.g.: cleaning up Grassy Narrows)

Please download the petition here

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community.

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:
1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read at Queen's Park.

Petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to direct the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to invest in equitable, needs-based autism services for all children who need them.

Download the Petition Here

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community. 

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read at Queen's Park.

Petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to demand that the government halt the cuts to classrooms and invest to strengthen public education in Ontario. 

Download the petition here

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community. 

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read at Queen's Park.

Petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to reverse the budget cuts to our Libraries and reinstate the necessary funding to keep our libraries strong.

Download the petition here

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community. 

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read at Queen's Park.

Petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to stop Doug Ford’s changes to the Endangered Species Act.

Download the petition here. 

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community.

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read at Queen's Park.

Petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to develop consumption reduction targets, establish life cycle obligations for producers, and ultimately implement a complete ban on consumer single-use plastics by 2024. 

Download the petition here

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community.

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read at Queen's Park.

Petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to: reverse the cuts to Legal Aid Ontario that have already begun to impact the most vulnerable people in Ontario

Download the petition here 

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community. 

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read.

Petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to declare the opioid overdose crisis in Northern Ontario a public health emergency, and commit funding for comprehensive, evidence-based local health and community initiatives such as harm reduction strategies, awareness programs, anti-stigma training, residential treatment, and overdose prevention services.

Download the petition here

Thank you for taking the initiative to collect petition signatures! Your work raising awareness and advocating for this important issue is incredibly valuable. I encourage you to share the petition with friends, family, and members of your community. 

Please note that for the petition to be presented in the legislature:

1. All signatures on the petition must contain names, addresses and original signatures.

2. Original petitions need to be sent to my Community or Queen's Park Office. Photocopied petitions cannot be presented in the legislature.

3. Please include your name and address with the petitions you submit. We will notify you when the petitions you collected are read.