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Daiene Vernile Holiday Message 2017

Wishing you Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2017

Qp in a Mintue - Week of December 10 - 14, 2017

Highlights this week: Drive Test extends hours and staff to reduce wait times, 45 000 new child care spaces will be funded by the Ontario government, and Bill 174 passes.

December 15, 2017

Reality Check - Waterloo Region Transit

MPP Vernile sets the record straight regarding Transportation investments in Waterloo Region.

December 12, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of December 4 - 8, 2017

The province is making it safer and easier for people getting around on their bicycles. Ontario is investing $4.1 million in cycling within Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Wilmot Township. Auto insurance will become more affordable with the Fair Auto I

December 08, 2017

Daiene Vernile Statement re The Life & Times of Rita Polzin

Daiene Vernile's Statement regarding "The Lives & Times of Rita Polzin" on December 4th, 2017.

December 05, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of November 27 - December 1, 2017

Highlights this Week: Ontario's Justice Committee began hearing from stakeholders and the public on Bill 174: Cannabis Smoke Free Ontario & Road Safety Act. Dairy Farmers of Ontario visited Queens Park for their annual lobby day and students from Wilf

December 01, 2017

A Remembrance Day message from Daiene Vernile, MPP Kitchener Centre

On November 11, 2017 Daiene Vernile will be joining other community leaders to remember the sacrifices made by brave Canadian men and women who have served in our armed forces.

November 10, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of October 30 - November 3, 2017

Highlights this week: Province unveils plan to regulate legalized cannabis, texting and crossing the street could soon be illegal, and a T-Rex roams the halls of Queens Park!

November 03, 2017

STEM Girls Event

Daiene Vernile’s Member Statement regarding "STEM Girls at Google” on Oct. 30, 2017.

October 30, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of October 23 - 27, 2017

This week's highlights include: Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a NEW High-Speed Rail Advisory Board to provide support for Canada's first high speed rail service. Rohingya Muslims meet with Kitchener's Mayor, Berry Vrbanovic, and the Premier to voice

October 27, 2017

Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis

MPP Vernile addresses the house regarding the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis.

October 25, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of October 16 - 20, 2017

This weeks highlights include: Ontario launching Budget Talks, inspiring STEM girls event hosted at Google, forcing employees to wear high heels could become illegal.

October 20, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of October 2 - 6, 2017

This week's highlights include: Launch of the Basic Income Pilot, Beer and Cider additions to Grocery stores, and local KW volunteers recognized! Wishing everyone a safe and Wunderbar Oktoberfest and Happy Thanksgiving!

October 06, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of September 25 - 29, 2017

This week's highlights include: Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017, Seniors Community Grant Program, and John Milloy’s Political Science class visits QP!

September 29, 2017

QP in a Minute - September 18 - 22, 2017

This week's highlights include: Ontario is CRACKING DOWN on distracted driving, funding for Conestoga Meats creates 170 NEW JOBS, and it's a MUDDY affair at the International Plowing Match.

September 22, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of September 11 - 15, 2017

This week’s #QPinaMinute: Back at Queen's Park, Ontario students receive free OSAP Tuition, Debating Fair Workplaces & Better Jobs, Kitchener's Dr. Michael Stephenson honored for work with refugees.

September 15, 2017

KC in a Minute - Week of August 21-25, 2017

Highlights this week: Kuntz Electroplating Inc. receives funding from SWODF, visiting with local community centres, and supporting local CSAs.

August 28, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of August 14 - 18, 2017

Kitchener Centre MPP Daiene Vernile In Ottawa at AMO! (Association of Municipalities of Ontario) As Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, MPP Vernile hears from many Ontario Mayors and Councillors this week at AMO.

August 18, 2017

KC in a Minute - July 17-21, 2017

Highlights this week: repairs for Grand River + St. Mary's Hospitals, public feedback on raising the minimum wage, and launching the new Communitech Data Hub.

July 21, 2017

Canada Day

MPP Daiene Vernile wishes you a Happy Canada Day 2017

June 26, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of May 29 - June 2, 2017

Highlights of this week include proposed increases to the minimum wage, the passing of the Fair Hydro Act which will reduce electricity bills by 25%, and the passing of Bill 68 which includes 20 weeks of parental leave for mayors and councillors.

June 02, 2017

Girls Can Fly!

MPP Vernile speaks in Queen's Park recounting the annual ‘Girls Can Fly!’ event at Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre.

June 01, 2017

High Speed Rail

MPP Daiene Vernile stands in the house to speak to the recent announcement in Kitchener regarding High Speed Rail.

May 31, 2017

Local Heroes

MPP Vernile recounts the swift actions taken by two local heroes, Sean and Michael Sullivan, who saved a young child from downing at Victoria Park.

May 23, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of May 15 - 19, 2017

Highlights of this week include the passing of the 2017 Ontario Budget, changes to the OMB, and a special shout out to the wonderful volunteers at the Hardy Hearts Walk.

May 19, 2017

Member's Statement: Nutrition for Learning

MPP Vernile speaks in Queen's Park regarding Nutrition for Learning's breakfast program, serving 100's of children in Waterloo Region every day.

May 16, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of May 8 - 12, 2017

Highlights of this week include good reports for Ontario’s unemployment rates, historic high school graduation rates of 86.5%, beer & cider sales in 76 more grocery stores throughout the province, & welcoming Ethan McCready to the legislature!

May 12, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of May 1 - 5, 2017

Highlights of this week include positive responses to the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario, which includes investments in research, technology, health care, and transit in Waterloo Region.

May 05, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of April 24 - 28, 2017

The major highlight of this week was the introduction of the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario. This balanced budget includes major investments in healthcare, education, and measures to make life more affordable for Ontarians.

April 28, 2017

Member’s Statement: Demystifying Islam

MPP Daiene Vernile speaks in the legislature about a community town hall she hosted, Demystifying Islam, featuring Fauzia Mazhar of the Coalition of Muslim Women K-W.

April 18, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of April 10 - 14, 2017

This week’s QP in a Minute: Hosting a local Metrolinx update, touring the 1st ION LRT car, recognizing outstanding local volunteers, & celebrating Neil Aitchison who was recognized at this year's Mayor's Dinner for his volunteerism.

April 13, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of April 3 - 7, 2017

Highlights of this week include a major federal investment in rail transit, the results are in for the first GHG auction under Ontario’s Cap & Trade program, the elimination of the drive clean test fee, and a happy 84th birthday to my mother!

April 07, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of March 27 - 31, 2017

Highlights of this week include a visit from Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi, announcing changes that will make the criminal justice system faster and fairer; thanks to those who participate in our town hall, Demystifying Islam, and more.

March 31, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of March 20 - 24, 2017

This week’s QP in a Minute: Cardiac care investments at St. Mary's General Hospital, Bill 68 passes 2nd reading & demeaning coffee comments in committee.

March 24, 2017

Member's Statement: Meals on Wheels

MPP Daiene Vernile speaks in the legislature about Meals on Wheels, and their recent volunteer day.

March 22, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of March 6 - 10, 2017

Highlights of this week include a visit from Minister of Community and Social Services, Helena Jaczek, announcing supports for low income people through The Working Centre, good news for small distilleries, and summer job opportunities for students!

March 10, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of February 27 - March 3, 2017

Check out this week's QP in a Minute: This week's major highlight was the introduction of Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan. Starting this summer, electricity bills will be reduced by 25% on average for households across Ontario.

March 03, 2017

Member's Statement: Family Day Public Skate

MPP Vernile speaks to the success of her annual Family Day Public Skating Party. #TeamDVSkate

February 28, 2017

QP in a Minute: Week of February 20 - 24, 2017

Check out this week's QP in a Minute: Highlights of the week include preparations for a busy session as MPP's return to Queen's Park, our 3rd annual Family Day Public Skating party, introducing our new QP intern, Rachel, and more!

February 24, 2017

QP in a Minute - Week of December 5 - 9, 2016

Check out the last QP in a Minute of 2016! Patients First passes, #BudgetTalks open, & success for @apottsmpp's reward points PMB!

December 09, 2016

Member's Statement: Autonomoose Vehicles

MPP Vernile speaks to the recent announcement of the autonomous vehicles pilot program in Ontario.

December 07, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of November 21 - 25, 2016

Highlights of this week included the announcement of Pre-Budget Consultations for the 2017 Budget. To submit your ideas: 1-866-989-9002 or Submissions@Ontario.ca It was flu-shot week at QP. Get the flu shot: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-flu-shot

November 30, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of November 14 - 18, 2016

Highlights of this week include good news for new home buyers with up to $4000 in refunds for Land Transfer Tax, MPP Vernile's PMB regarding parental leave for Municipal Councillors was rolled into a government bill for faster passage, and more.

November 18, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of October 31 - November 4, 2016

Check out this week's QP in a Minute: Highlights of this week included the second reading of MPP Vernile's PMB, exciting investments in new and upgraded schools in Waterloo Region, and the impact of the Anti-Racism Directorate discussion held in Kitchener

November 07, 2016

MPP Vernile Presents Second Reading of Bill 46

MPP Vernile presents her Private Member's Bill, Municipal Statute Law Amendment Act (Councillor Pregnancy and Parental Leave), 2016, for second reading. This bill will allow municipal and regional Councillor's parental leave of 20 weeks.

November 01, 2016

Member Statement: Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre

MPP Vernile shares information about Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre, lead by Dr. Michael Stephenson, who provide invaluable healthcare services to the vulnerable newcomers in Waterloo Region.

October 19, 2016

Member Statement: KW Oktoberfest

On the eve of KW Oktoberfest, MPP Vernile was pleased to speak about the rich German heritage that is still present and celebrated in Waterloo Region today. Wishing all those celebrating a safe and happy Oktoberfest. Prost!

October 06, 2016

QP in a Minute: Week of September 19 - 23, 2016

Check out this week's QP in a Minute: Highlights of this week included the International Plowing Match, the passing of the Throne Speech, and the official roll-out of the FREE shingles vaccine for seniors age 65-70.

September 26, 2016

Member's Statement: Say Hi Day

Daiene Vernile Says Hi at Queen's Park

September 22, 2016

Members Statement: Kitchener Transit

MPP Daiene Vernile shares important transportation updates for Kitchener-Waterloo. Transit moves people, connects communities, and contributes to strong economies.

September 15, 2016

Daiene Vernile on AMO 2016

A message from Daiene Vernile, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre regarding the 2016 AMO (Association of Municipalities Ontario) Conference.

August 16, 2016

Daiene Vernile Canada Day 2016

A Canada Day message from Daiene Vernile, your Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre.

June 28, 2016

MPP Vernile Celebrating Multiculturalism Day!

MPP Vernile Celebrating Multiculturalism Day, with a greeting for all Canadians.

June 28, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of June 6 - 10, 2016

In this week's QP in a minute I talk about the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, the Women on Boards Announcement, and Local Food Week!

June 10, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of May 30 - June 3, 2016

In this week's QP in a minute I talk about Waste Free Ontario Act, Supporting Ontario's Trails Act and Seniors Month.

June 03, 2016

Franco Fete - Kitchener Waterloo

MPP Daiene Vernile speaks to Franco Fete during today's Member's Statement.

June 02, 2016

MPP Vernile's Member's Statement May 30th

MPP Daiene Vernile's Member Statement, talking about her experience touring schools in Kitchener and speaking with classes of students.

June 01, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of May 9 - 13, 2016

In this week's QP in a Minute I talk about the finance committee, improved high school graduation rates and provincial parks opening!

May 13, 2016

Sunnyside School’s Diversity Celebration

MPP Vernile speaking in the house about her experience at Sunnyside School’s Diversity Celebration.

April 25, 2016

Honouring Ari Ariaratnam & Jassy Narayan

MPP Vernile speaking in the house about her experience at the Mayoral's Dinner Honouring Ari Ariaratnam & Jassy Narayan.

April 25, 2016

OMA Art Session at the THEMUSEUM

MPP Vernile speaks in the house talking about her experience visiting the OMA Art Session at THEMUSEUM.

April 25, 2016

QP in a minute - Week of April 18 - 22, 2016

Bill 181 of the Municipal Elections Act, pay-day loans and improving Waterloo Region's cycling infrastructure.

April 22, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of April 11 - 15, 2016

The 2016 Budget was passed with special mention of Waterloo Region!

April 18, 2016

OHL Rangers versus London Knights

Daiene Vernile promoting the Kitchener Rangers in the House.

April 13, 2016

Provincial Funding Announcement in Minto

Ontario is providing the Town of Minto with up to $3.2 Million through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund and Connecting Links Program to build and repair important infrastructure, stimulate the economy and create jobs.

April 01, 2016

Investment in local tech company Sandvine Inc.

The government has invested sizable funds into Sandvine Inc., a local tech company, to spur on reach and innovation.

March 29, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of March 21 - 24, 2016

Debating the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, raising the minimum wage and an important announcement concerning manufacturing in Brantford.

March 24, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of March 7 - 11, 2016

Learn about a local announcement affecting post-secondary students in financial need, International Women's Day and debating the Climate Change Act.

March 11, 2016

Investing in Post-Secondary Education in Kitchener Centre

What the province is doing to assist post-secondary students with financial need and how it is affecting students in Kitchener Centre.

March 10, 2016

Newcomers displaced by the Syrian conflict in Waterloo Region

A brief update about newcomers displaced by the Syrian conflict in Waterloo Region, Music of the Heart and Home benefit concert and what Reception House is doing to help.

March 10, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of February 20 - March 4, 2016

The 2016 Budget and how it will affect Kitchener, Waterloo Region and our community.

March 04, 2016

High Speed Rail and Local Economic Development

We heard outstanding feedback from stakeholders during a recent consultation on high speed rail in our community.

February 23, 2016

QP in a Minute - Week of February 15 - 19, 2016

The 2016 budget announced, health care clarity and a special thanks to those who attended our annual Family Day skate!

February 18, 2016

Daiene's Diary - On The Road Again!

This week, Daiene visits a number of Ontario communities with the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs collecting your feedback for Budget 2016.

January 24, 2016

Daiene's Diary - On The Road Again!

This week, Daiene visits a number of Ontario communities with the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs collecting your feedback for Budget 2016.

January 24, 2016

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays from my family to yours!

December 18, 2015

KW Habilitation

KW Habilitation hosted its first annual Christmas bazaar and it was a huge success! KW Habilitation is a local not-for-profit that fosters inclusivity and provides supports to adults and children with developmental disabilities.

December 10, 2015

Sober Steering

Proud to introduce a local company who have developed an amazing technological innovation to help keep kids and drivers safe on our roads.

December 04, 2015

New GO Train Layover Station

Construction is underway on the new GO train layover facility on Shirley Avenue, in Kitchener! The new 9-acre facility will house 4 trains and 20 buses, allowing us to double our service in 2016 (4 morning trains and 4 evening trains).

November 18, 2015


Autonomous Vehicles

At the University of Waterloo our government launched a new pilot program to allow for the testing of automated vehicles on Ontario roads.

October 22, 2015

Adoption Heroes

All children and youth awaiting to be adopted share in common, the need for a stable, positive and loving environment to help them to reach their full potential.

October 06, 2015

Bread and Roses Cooperative in Kitchener Centre

Recognizing the 25th Anniversary of the Bread and Roses Co-Op, established in 1990

September 30, 2015

Electoral Boundaries Reform Act

It is all about representation and being accessible, Bill 115 the Electoral Boundaries Reform Act aims to do just that.

September 28, 2015

Supporting Seniors

This week in the House: Supporting Seniors and highlighting the Age Friendly Community Grant Program; $50,000 has been allotted to Kitchener Centre.

September 28, 2015

Protecting Condominium Owners Act

Buying a condominium is a very important investment in a person’s life, and I’m very encouraged to see that our government is taking action to protect homeowners’ investments.

September 23, 2015

Syrian Humanitarian Efforts in Kitchener

Members Statement regarding the active Syrian humanitarian effort in Kitchener

September 17, 2015

Canada Day 2015

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Canada Day!

June 30, 2015

Kitchener Public Library's New CEO

Wishing a warm welcome to the Kitchener Public Library's new CEO, Mary Chevreau! Mary joins KPL with a wealth of experience and will be a great leader for our wonderful library!

May 28, 2015

Hydro One Update

Watch MPP Vernile's update on the Ontario Government's Hydro One announcement and the benefits for Kitchener-Centre.

May 28, 2015


Waterloo Earth Day 2015

This weekend, MPP Vernile joined the Region of Waterloo, the Grand River Conservation Authority, the City of Waterloo, and nearly 500 residents for this year’s Waterloo Earth Day event.

May 06, 2015

May the 4th Be With You!

Did you know that May 4th is celebrated by many as the unofficial Star Wars Day? May the fourth be with you!

May 05, 2015

4th Annual Waterloo Transplant Trot

MPP Vernile attended the 4th Annual Waterloo Transplant Trot in support of the Canadian Transplant Association. Have you signed your donor card? Sign up now at www.beadonor.ca

April 28, 2015

Daiene's Local Transit Update

Watch Daiene's local transit update for Kitchener

April 22, 2015


Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre

The Region of Waterloo has become a hub for new Canadians, including refugees. Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre provides vital health care and settlement services for this growing population. MPP Vernile shares with the Legislature her recent meeting with

April 02, 2015

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services provides a great service by helping those in financial need to navigate the legal system, a task that can be daunting and life altering for many people.

April 01, 2015

International Women's Day in Kitchener-Centre

MPP Vernile hosted her first annnual International Women's Day event at the Kitchener-Centre constituency office where guests heard from three very inspirational women from our community - Sara Casselman, Meaghan Hennessey and Karen Redman.

March 11, 2015

Kitchener-Waterloo LRT

MPP Vernile tells the Legislature that construction begins this month on the Kitchener-Waterloo LRT that will connect Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, and is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

March 02, 2015

Family Day Skating Party

MPP Vernile rises in the Legislature to speak about the wonderful Family Day Skating Party in Kitchener-Centre.

February 24, 2015

MPP Vernile Visits Kitchener Masjid

MPP Vernile recently visited the Kitchener Masjid for a Family Day event and discussed with guests the prevalence of domestic violence, and what our government is doing to prevent and offer support to those who are affected.

February 22, 2015

Daiene's Diary - The Week in Review - January 23, 2015

MPP Vernile files a Video Blog this week from her tour of Ontario communities during pre-budget committee hearings.

January 23, 2015

MPP Vernile's Holiday Greeting 2014

Wishing everyone a safe a happy holiday season!

December 18, 2014

Christkindl Market

MPP Vernile speaking about the wonderful Kitchener tradition of the Christkindl Market. We are so lucky in Kitchener to be able to turn back the clock and celebrate Christmas as the German Pioneers once did!

December 10, 2014

National Day of Remembrance and Action On Violence Against Women

MPP Vernile rises in the Legislature to speak about the event that she attended at the University of Waterloo this past Friday to remember and to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action On Violence Against Women.

December 09, 2014

Four Waterloo Residents Receive Papal Honours

It was a pleasure to rise in the Legislature to recognize four outstanding Waterloo Region residents who received Papal Honours from His Holiness, Pope Francis.

December 04, 2014

Meals on Wheels Kitchener

It was such a pleasure to rise in the Legislature today to speak about my visit to Meals on Wheels in Kitchener during Constituency Week. We are privileged to have such a wonderful organization in our community to care for our most vulnerable residents!

November 19, 2014

Remembrance Day Message

On this Remembrance Day, please take the time to remember the veterans who have fought and continue to fight today to protect our values and freedoms. Lest we forget.

November 10, 2014

MPP Vernile offers Congratulations to Kitchener City Council

MPP Vernile stands in the legislature to congratulate the new and continuing members of Kitchener City Council on their successful election and to bid farewell to outgoing Mayor Carl Zehr.

October 30, 2014

MPP Vernile speaks about Oktoberfest

MPP Vernile speaks to the House about Oktoberfest

October 23, 2014

The Rookies of 2014 - The Agenda

On October 14, 2014, Steve Paikin sat down with 6 newly elected MPPs to see what it is like to be a Rookie MPP.

October 20, 2014

MPP Vernile speaks about the Stanley Cup's visit to Kitchener

MPP Vernile tells the House about the Stanley Cup's visit to Kitchener City Hall

July 24, 2014

MPP Vernile Speaks to the "Radon Awareness and Prevention Act"

MPP Vernile speaks to MPP Qaadri's private member's bill, Bill 11, the "Radon Awareness and Prevention Act".

July 17, 2014

MPP Vernile congratulates new Chief of Police

MPP Daiene Vernile offers her congratulations to Bryan Larkin, the newly appointed Chief of Police for the Waterloo Region Police Service.

July 16, 2014

MPP Vernile's Statement on Germany winning the 2014 World Cup

MPP Daiene Vernile speaks on how Kitchener celebrated after Germany's victory in the 2014 World Cup.

July 15, 2014

MPP Vernile statement on Big Music Fest

MPP Daiene Vernile speaks on the upcoming Big Music Fest being held in Kitchener

July 09, 2014

Maiden Speech

MPP Daiene Vernile's first speech in the Legislative Assembly!

July 07, 2014

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