Ontario’s Official Opposition Party Tables Two Bills in Honour of Late Welland MPP Peter Kormos

One NDP Bill Aimed at Increasing Organ Donations. Other Would Prohibit Replacement Workers during Walkouts/Strikes

The late Welland MP Peter Kormos became a political icon across Ontario, and one of the leading voices for the rights of working people

News Releases from Ontario’s New Democratic Party

Posted March 28th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

NDP Health critic France Gélinas Tables Bill To Increase Organ Donation

The bill is named after Welland MPP Peter Kormos, who was passionate about organ donation. Kormos died March 30, 2013.

Queen’s Park — NDP Health critic France Gélinas has re-introduced the Peter Kormos Memorial Act (Trillium Gift of Life Netwoark Amendment), which would change organ and tissue donation in Ontario from an opt-in system to an opt-out system.

“This bill will take people off transplant wait lists,” said Gélinas. “It will help not only save lives, but help transplant recipients live longer, more productive lives.”

NDP Health critic France Gélinas

The bill is named after Welland MPP Peter Kormos, who was passionate about organ donation. Kormos died March 30, 2013.

“We have laws that ensure that in the event somebody dies without a will, his or her assets are distributed to the next of kin,” said Kormos in 2006.

“If you don’t make a will in this province, it’s presumed that you intend for your assets to be given to your children, your grandchildren and your sisters and brothers in a statutory schedule of who constitutes next of kin. I tell you that presumed intent legislation would do the same for organs.”

NDP Health critic France Gélinas Tables Bill To Prevent Replacement Workers

MPP Peter Kormos, who died March 30, 2013. was an ardent champion of workers’ rights and labour peace, and introduced similar legislation multiple times during his tenure.

Queen’s Park — NDP MPP France Gélinas has tabled legislation that would prohibit the use of replacement workers during a strike or lockout, except in the case of emergencies — a bill that would make a concrete difference when it comes to respect for workers, and preventing strikes and lockouts from dragging on.

The bill is named after Welland MPP Peter Kormos, who died March 30, 2013. Kormos was an ardent champion of workers’ rights and labour peace, and introduced similar legislation multiple times during his tenure.

“This bill would mean more respect for working people, and would help ensure that employers work to resolve labour disruptions in good faith,” said Gélinas. “it’s good for working people, and it’s good for Ontario.”

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