2014 Simcoe County Cup: Be Part of the Festival of Hockey!


2014 SIMCOE COUNTY CUP! It’s hockey season again and the 2014 Simcoe County Cup is coming in March! With the success of last year’s inaugural Cup, we’re excited to bring you an even bigger better event this year! More divisions and more games will make the 2014 Simcoe County Cup the best cup ever! -March […]

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Children’s Mental Health Week: Video Contest!

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Calling all youth! Children’s Mental Health Week will be celebrated from May 4th to 10th, 2014. To celebrate, Children’s Mental Health Ontario is having a video contest called Change the View. All youth are invited to make a short video that shows what we can do to take the stigma out of kids’ mental health […]

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In the Community: MPP Jackson’s 3rd Annual Family Skate a Success for the Barrie Foodbank


Barrie – Yesterday Barrie MPP Rod Jackson, hosted a community skate at Holly Recreation Centre in support of the Barrie Foodbank. The event was a success with over a hundred Barrie residents coming out to enjoy a Sunday afternoon skate with the MPP and the Barrie Colts mascot, Charlie Horse. “It was great to see […]

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MPP Rod Jackson’s Annual Family Skate!

Family Skate

All are welcome to attend this fun family event!

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Barrie Big Brother Big Sisters Centennial Celebration


Please join Barrie Big Brothers Big Sisters for their Centennial Celebration Gala. Barrie Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. All are welcome to come out and support and celebrate this organization which helps to make Barrie a great […]

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Press Release: Youth Right to Care Bill Passes in Committee


December 11, 2013   Barrie - Today Bill 88, Child and Family Services Amendment Act (Children 16 Years of Age and Older), 2013 or the Youth Right to Care bill passed in Private Bills and Regulations committee. Barrie MPP Rod Jackson, PC Critic for Community and Social Services, explained “this is a major step forward.” The Youth Right to Care bill must be called for Third Reading before […]

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Press Release: Youth Right To Care Bill Called to Committee for Hearings


YOUTH RIGHT TO CARE BILL CALLED TO COMMITTEE FOR HEARINGS Queen’s Park – Today Barrie MPP Rod Jackson, PC Critic for Community and Social Services, is pleased to announce that Bill 88, Child and Family Services Amendment Act (Children 16 Years of Age and Older), 2013 or the Youth Right to Care bill has been […]

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In the Community: Why Homeowners in Barrie Need Home Insurance and Liability Coverage?

When a homeowner purchases home insurance, it is very important that they shop around for the best types and the most affordable. Because the Internet provides a wide array of insurance information, people can review the information closely so that they will make the best decisions possible that will fit their specific needs. Therefore, they may start looking online for the different features that should be included, especially those that will cover the cost of various kinds of issues and problems that may arise over the years.

With this being said, one of the most common types of home insurance coverage includes liability protection. Liability protection covers the owner against lawsuits that may be filed when an individual injures themselves on their property, a family member injures someone else or it may involve damage that has been caused by ones pets. So, people should make sure that they understand what liability home insurance covers when they make their investments.

To make sure the individual knows what their liability insurance covers before something happens, they should review the policy in detail. For instance, people should always know what their liability limits are when they are making their purchases. In general, people can expect their policy coverage limit amounts to start at $100,000. In order to find out more information about the maximum limits, everyone should discuss this part of the policy with a professional in the industry. The limits that the individuals can make a major difference in how much is paid out of pocket in the event someone files a claim and wins. So, to minimize the potential amounts being paid out of the homeowner’s budget, people should always lean more toward paying for the maximum limits, whenever possible. Therefore, if a liability claim is filed against the homeowner for the injury of another person on their property, they will not have to pay any of their own money out of pocket, specifically in cases where the owner is deemed as negligent and the damages are high.

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Press Release: MPP Jackson asked to sit on Select Committee for Developmental Services


November 19, 2013     Queen’s Park - MPP Rod Jackson has joined the unique Select Committee for Developmental Services led by MPP Christine Elliott. This committee was established to respond to a need to improve developmental service delivery in Ontario. The committee will travel province wide for public hearings in the sector. These public hearings […]

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In the Community: Remembrance Day Statement


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. -Laurence Binyon, September 1914 MPP Rod Jackson: ”Lest we forget”  November 10, 2013     Barrie- Each year on November […]

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