Hardeman, a long time former volunteer firefighter, sprang into action, working with retired firefighter John Gignac, Hawkins uncle, to push for the law to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory.
Five years ago, OPP officer Laurie Hawkins, her husband and two children, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their home in Hardeman riding because of a blocked chimney vent attached to their natural gas fireplace.
It would have been easy for Hardeman to give up. There were frequent roadblocks. A provincial election intervened. And as a senior member of the Tory caucus, not to mention its agriculture critic, his plate was more than a Puma Teal Shoes
They call politics art of the possible. without selfless tenacity, and an eye for the greater non partisan good, as Hardeman showed, does that happen, however.little full.
Quebec corruption probe and its revolving door of mayors, Senators and their expenses scandal. Rob Ford gong show.
odourless, colourless gas that is carbon monoxide.
With Canada most populous province now behind the legislation to fight the silent killer, it possible other provinces will move to also change their fire codes to require the devices that sniff out the Puma Trainers For Men
He and Gignac persevered, maybe because the firefighters in both know only too well the killer gas claims about a dozen Ontario lives each year.
odds against it are huge, especially if, like Hardeman, a Conservative MPP from Oxford County, you on the opposition benches. Delays, committee hangups, suspensions that wipe legislative order papers clean all can work against even the most skilful politician, trying to make something good of tragedy.
MPP's tenacity shows the good in politicians
There to remind us is Ernie Hardeman, who this week after a five year fight saw the Ontario legislature finally approve his private member bill to require homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors, just as they now must have smoke alarms.
In a land of order and good government, it been easy lately to forget that most men and women who go into politics in Canada at every level Puma Silver High Tops do so with the best of intentions.
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