Here for Nickel Belt
France Gélinas is your NDP MPP for Nickel Belt, and Official Opposition Critic for Health.
A well respected and committed community leader, France has served as the MPP for Nickel Belt since 2007.
An advocate for transparency in health care and government spending, she works tirelessly with communities across Ontario to improve long-term care, homecare, mental health services, autism services, rural education, internet access and road safety. France stands up to protect workers and support small businesses.
Stiles asks Auditor General to investigate Ford’s Greenbelt carve-up
QUEEN’S PARK — Marit Stiles, NDP MPP for Davenport, has written to the Auditor General to ask for an investigation into how much property owners stand to benefit from Doug Ford’s scheme to remove thousands of acres from the Greenbelt — and whether it’s in the public interest. Stiles’ request comes on the...
NDP Housing Critic calls for provincial plan to address homelessness crisis
QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell is calling on Doug Ford to create an urgent and concrete plan to address the homelessness crisis in Toronto.
“Everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live. People who are experiencing homelessness, advocates and frontline workers have long been...
Ford Conservatives confirm intent to privatize health care by voting down NDP bill to ban unfair fees
QUEEN’S PARK — Doug Ford’s Conservatives voted down an NDP proposal to stop for-profit clinics from sticking Ontario patients with big bills. NDP Health critic France Gélinas said the vote confirms that Ford is determined to pursue privatization in health care.
Gélinas’ private member’s bill would...
Vaugeois calls for action to stop gas price gouging that leaves Northerners paying more
QUEEN’S PARK – Lise Vaugeois, NDP MPP for Thunder Bay–Superior North, is calling on Doug Ford to put a stop to gas price gouging that leaves Northerners paying more at the pumps.
“Gas prices remain far higher in Northern Ontario than in the South,” Vaugeois said during question period Thursday. “In...
NDP bill to ensure justice for road users who are killed or seriously injured passes second reading vote
QUEEN’S PARK— Steeper penalties for people who break road laws — and kill or seriously injure someone as a result — are one step closer to becoming law after a private member’s bill brought forward by Oshawa MPP Jennifer French passed at second reading. The Fairness for Road Users Act is aimed at helping...
Derecho in Ottawa inspires NDP bill to protect apartment residents during power outages
Local MPP proposes requiring in-building emergency backup generators for essentials
OTTAWA – Chandra Pasma, MPP for Ottawa West--Nepean, has introduced a bill to require backup generators in apartment buildings to provide emergency power so that no one has to go days without water and elevator access as...
NDP MPPs urge government to restore rent control as housing crisis worsens
QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) and the MPP for Parkdale—High Park, Bhutila Karpoche, are urging the Ford government to pass their bill to restore rent control for all units.
At a press conference held Thursday, Bell and Karpoche slammed the Ford government for...
MPP Gretzky calls for action to help residents forced to shelter in buses due to lack of heat
WINDSOR – Lisa Gretzky, NDP MPP for Windsor West, released the following statement in response to news that residents of a heatless apartment building are being evacuated into buses and emergency shelters for warmth:
“It's completely unacceptable that the residents of 1616 Ouellette Ave. have not had...
“Kids shouldn’t have to wait”: NDP to Jones amid cancelled surgeries at London’s Children’s Hospital
QUEEN’S PARK – Peggy Sattler, NDP MPP for London West, released the following statement in response to cancelled surgeries at London’s Children Hospital:
“Can you imagine what it must be like to be a parent with a young one in London right now, afraid of your child getting sick and ending up at the...
Doug Ford has spent weeks disrespecting democracy
QUEEN’S PARK — As MPPs debate the government’s Bill 39, legislation that would give Doug Ford permission to bulldoze local decision-making and handpick the heads of regional councils, Ontario NDP Interim Leader Peter Tabuns said that in recent weeks, Ford has trampled democratic freedoms in Ontario multiple...
Gélinas: NDP will protect health care from privatization in Ontario
QUEEN’S PARK – The NDP is keeping up its campaign to stop Doug Ford from sending more surgeries to for-profit clinics with Health critic France Gélinas’ bill to protect Ontarians from unfair and illegal health care fees heading to second reading at Queen’s Park Wednesday.
“There is a crisis in our...
Report reveals Ontario Line costs have ballooned under P3 contracts
New Democrats call for increased accountability and oversight on critical projects
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Infrastructure critic Jennifer French (Oshawa) and Toronto Centre NDP MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam are calling for increased accountability and oversight from the province as critical projects procured under the...