Wilson making progress for Wasaga’s Parkbridge residents
(March 24, 2016) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson is getting help for Parkbridge residents in Wasaga Beach who are dealing with unaffordable land-lease fees and maintenance fees, as well as a lack of transparency regarding these charges.
"My constituents need the government to come up with a creative solution," Wilson told Premier Kathleen Wynne during Question Period today. "Will the premier please commit to tackling this issue?"
Wynne referred the question to Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Ted McMeekin, who agreed with Wilson that the concerns must be addressed.
"The Premier will commit to tackling this issue, I can assure you," McMeekin said, later adding: "There are situations where this is a serious problem. We need to have serious people sit down and look for some serious solutions. I can commit to the honourable member that we're doing exactly that, and I hope that in the not too distant future, we can together come up with a solution that will work for your constituents and others who are in these situations."
Wilson thanked the minister and asked what the timeline might be. McMeekin replied he didn't know at this point.
"I can assure the member opposite that we're looking at it. We're looking at it seriously. We do think it's something that needs to be addressed. There are different ways to address it. You may know the Landlord and Tenant Board and how that operates is in fact a function of the Attorney-General, so we're working inter-ministerially to look at the potential answers," McMeekin said.
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Office of Jim Wilson, MPP for Simcoe-Grey