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.
NDP: Land developer appears to have known about Greenbelt scheme before it was public
QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, Incoming Leader of the Ontario NDP, revealed new information about the Ford government’s plan to carve up the Greenbelt, indicating that a land development company seems to have had advance knowledge of the plan before it was made public.
“The more information we uncover...
Ontario NDP marks Black History Month
Incoming Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles released the following statement to mark the start of Black History Month:
“Together with the entire Ontario NDP Caucus, we mark the start of Black History Month by honouring and celebrating the social, cultural, and political contributions of Black Ontarians.
Statement from MPP Sol Mamakwa on the Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows), Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Wapekeka, and Neskantaga Mutual Cooperation Agreement
TREATY 3 TERRITORY- Sol Mamakwa, NDP Deputy Leader and critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations issued the following statement in response to the Mutual Cooperation Protocol signed between Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Wapekeka First Nation, and Neskantaga First Nation.
NDP renews call for mandatory Africentric education in Ontario
QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP MPPs Jill Andrew (Toronto—St. Paul’s), and Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre), are renewing Ontario NDP’s calls for mandatory Africentric education in K-12 Ontario schools as a critical step towards combatting systemic anti-Black racism.
“Anti-Black racism in Ontario is...
NDP asks Ford government to investigate Airbnb, crack down on illegal short-term rentals
QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) is calling on the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to investigate and crack down on illegal short-term rentals in investment properties.
Bell joined the advocacy group Fairbnb Canada at a press conference Tuesday to call...
Dr. Jill Andrew honoured for her work to empower the Black community and the labour movement
QUEEN'S PARK – In recognition of Black History Month, NDP MPP Dr. Jill Andrew (Toronto-St. Paul’s), Official Opposition critic for Women’s Social & Economic Opportunities, Culture & Heritage has been honoured by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) in...
NDP MPPs in Sudbury pushing for improved health care
SUDBURY — While in town for the government's 2023 pre-budget consultations, NDP Health critic France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Jamie West (Sudbury), Finance critic Catherine Fife (Waterloo) and Economic Development critic Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre) held a press conference calling on the Ford...
Stiles demands greater measures to ensure TTC safety
QUEEN'S PARK — Marit Stiles, incoming Leader of the Official Opposition, is demanding increased measures to protect transit riders and workers following a string of violent events on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
“My heart goes out to all those impacted in these recent events on the TTC, both...
Toronto MPP urges City to expand speed camera program
TORONTO — The NDP MPP for University—Rosedale Jessica Bell is calling on John Tory and Toronto City Council to expand Toronto’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program to make the city’s streets safer.
Bell held a press conference Thursday along with the Greater Yorkville Residents Association and the...
NDP echos call for increased and ongoing mental health funding
QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Mental Health and Addictions critic Lisa Gretzky and Health critic France Gélinas issued the following statement echoing the Canadian Mental Health Associations' call for increased mental health funding:
"So many people in Ontario are not okay. Adults, youth and children...
Ontario falling farther behind on surgery backlog due to Ford driving away workers
QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Health critic France Gélinas responded to reports of over 100,000 Ontarians waiting longer than recommended wait times for surgery:
"People across Ontario are waiting in pain and distress for surgeries far longer than experts say they should be, and this government knows...
NDP: Supporting publicly funded health care must be major priority in next provincial budget
WINDSOR - While in Windsor and Essex as part of the government’s 2023 pre-budget consultations, Ontario NDP Finance critic Catherine Fife (Waterloo), Economic Development critic Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre), and MPP Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West) have been hearing input on the importance of publicly funded...