Jennie Stevens MPP, St. Catharines

Government of Ontario

Issues in the News

December 3, 2021

Protesters target Niagara kids’ COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Public health brings in ‘enhanced security personnel’ for clinics after incidents. Protests outside Niagara children’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics this past week are “disappointing and unacceptabl... More
November 24, 2021

Niagara optometrists again seeing OHIP patients

Ontario Association of Optometrists pauses job action as it enters formal negotiations with province.  Things are looking better where eye care is concerned. After withholding service for n... More
November 22, 2021

Childcare action plan needed, says St. Catharines MPP

Jennie Stevens says province needs to address early childhood educator shortage as well as high costs. St. Catharines MPP Jennie Stevens is echoing the demands of both St. Catharines city council a... More
November 4, 2021

St. Catharines MPP calls on province to end claw back of veteran disability awards

Legion concerned that Veteran Disability Awards are being deducted from ODSP payments. St. Catharines MPP Jennie Stevens said Canada’s war veterans deserve more than pomp and ceremony when Remembra... More
November 3, 2021

Two months and no movement towards deal with Ontario optometrists

Elizabeth Lacey just turned 65 years old. She has three different pairs of eyeglasses — one for driving, another for distance and a third for reading. Anytime there’s an adjustment to her eyes, the... More
October 4, 2021

‘Tone-deaf’ throne speech misses the mark for Niagara, say MPPs

Issues important to region omitted from priorities listed by province. While Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell touted the Ontario government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic during Monday’s throne s... More
September 16, 2021

St. Catharines residents worried about becoming ‘renoviction’ casualties

‘Even though they’re renting, it doesn’t mean it’s not a home’ Residents of a central St. Catharines apartment building are worried they’re going to be the latest tenants to be “renovicted” in what... More
August 8, 2021

NDP reveals housing plan

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says her party’s housing plan will help young people and young workers find affordable homes in the Niagara region. In response to “skyrocketing” real estate price... More
June 18, 2021

Corporation’s plan to convert Niagara residential housing into rental units slammed

Niagara’s elected leaders are outraged over a corporation’s plan to convert residential homes into rental units in a community already struggling with a shortage of homes and increasing real estate... More
June 3, 2021

Unable to rehearse, Niagara theatres want fairness for Ontario reopening

‘It feels like the arts were unfairly forgotten, again’ When Ontario reopens, will theatres be left behind? The frustration is mounting among companies who say they face a grim summer unless change... More