Bill Walker named in top speakers at Queen’s ParkPublished on May 17, 2018
OWEN SOUND – An analytics agency tracking activities at Queen’s Park has named Bill Walker, the PC candidate and incumbent MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, in the top five speakers at the Ontario legislature.
Out of the 107 MPPs at Queen’s Park, Walker came in second place with 134,160 words and behind first place by a mere 740 words, according to results published by Ontario Monitor.
Walker says he is both humbled and privileged to receive the recognition. He says it’s a testament to his strong work ethic and dedication to working hard every day to represent the voice of the people of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound at Queen’s Park.
“I always bring the voice of my constituents and stories of their struggles or triumphs into every legislative debate. My job is to hold the government to account for how their policies are impacting the people at home,” he said.
Walker is a prolific speaker, with 343 speeches on issues over healthcare, education, seniors, affordability, access to jobs, the hydro mess and government accountability.
“Sadly, the government has not been listening to rural Ontario. They’ve implemented bad policies, mismanaged the books and, as a result, people are hurting. After 15 years, we have the highest debt levels of any province or subnational government in the world, and this is reflected in the many cuts to our frontline services, from health to education.
“People in Bruce and Grey have been directly impacted by this because it resulted in their surgeries being cancelled, their home care hours getting cut, they were wait-listed for long-term care or they lost their local school,” he said.
“It’s sad that the government has lost touch with the people it’s supposed to serve,” he said.
Walker was also ranked Number One speaker in the Ontario Legislature in 2016 by Ontario Monitor.
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