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Ian Arthur, MPP Kingston and the Islands

Government of Ontario

The latest on the issues

February 4, 2021

MPP Ian Arthur takes on new critic role to help small businesses get through pandemic

KINGSTON – Ian Arthur, NDP MPP for Kingston and the Islands, was assigned a crucial new role as critic for Small Business Recovery and Reopening Main Street in the Official Opposition by NDP Leader... More
December 18, 2020

NDP response to Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington moving to Orange zone

KINGSTON — Kington and the Islands NDP MPP Ian Arthur released the following statement in response to the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington region being moved to the Orange-Restrict ca... More
December 4, 2020

Doug Ford's midnight amendments to law a vicious attack on environment: NDP

QUEEN'S PARK — NDP Environment critic Ian Arthur responded to the Ford government introducing amendments allowing developers to destroy wetlands, floodplains and source water at a cost to human saf... More
December 3, 2020

Ford's cuts cause greenhouse gases to jump, put Ontarians in danger

QUEEN'S PARK — NDP Climate Crisis critic Peter Tabuns and Environment critic Ian Arthur released this statement in response to a report from Environmental Defense released Thursday, which says gree... More
December 2, 2020

Question Period: Land Use Planning

Mr. Ian Arthur: Speaker, through you to the Acting Premier: In July, the government issued a minister’s zoning order to enable a glass factory on lands annexed to the city of Stratford. It seems th... More
December 2, 2020

Members' Statement: Hydro Rates

Over the past several months, my office has heard from so many Kingstonians who are experiencing significantly higher hydro bills every single month than they are used to. A number of Kingstonians ... More
November 30, 2020

Doug Ford must repeal destructive MZOs on Duffins Creek and protected areas

QUEEN’S PARK – The NDP is reissuing its call for the immediate repeal of a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) on Duffins Creek, and the end to the Ford government’s use of MZOs on all environmentally pr... More
November 23, 2020

NDP pushes for family doctor recruitment for Kingston, PCs vote it down

QUEEN’S PARK – A motion from NDP MPP Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands) has been defeated on its final vote, meaning more help to recruit and retain family doctors in Kingston and the Islands is... More
November 20, 2020

Ford Budget could let developers pave over Ontario’s wetlands and Greenbelt

QUEEN’S PARK — Doug Ford and his government have been overruling the zoning and environmental protection process to do favours for developer friends by dramatically and inappropriately overusing Mi... More
November 19, 2020

Scrap sneaky changes to let developers build on wetlands: NDP to Ford

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario’s Official Opposition NDP is calling on Doug Ford to scrap troubling new legislation that paves the way for developers to build on the province’s wetlands by stripping conser... More
November 19, 2020

NDP motion to act on family doctor shortage in Kingston voted down by Conservatives, not one Liberal votes in support

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP for Kingston and the Islands Ian Arthur said Thursday he’s shocked and disappointed that the Conservative government voted down his motion in support of a strategy to bring m... More
November 19, 2020

Question Period: Conservation Authorities

Mr. Ian Arthur: Speaker, through you, my question is for the Minister of the Environment. Changes in Bill 229 rewrite the rules for conservation agencies that protect Ontario’s watersheds and allow... More