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Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn – Changing Workplaces Review Final Report

Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn issued the following statement in response to the final report released today: “The Government of Ontario released the Changing Workplaces Review final report this morning. This is Ontario’s first independent review in more than a generation to seek recommendations for legislative changes to the province’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act. I want to thank the special advisors C. ...

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Safe Boating Week Begins with May 2-4 Long Weekend

May 22, 2017 @ 08:19 Ah, long weekends.  There are only four during the summer so each one is cherished by Canadians but this one coming up carries special significance for boaters and cottagers.  (There are few things we Canadians cherish more than our long weekends.  One such long weekend carries special significance for boaters and cottagers.)  It’s the May ...

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Dean Brody Unveils Canada150 Stamp celebrating Trans-Canada Highway

May 22, 2017 @ 08:15   Country music star Dean Brody, while on tour, unveiled a stamp that captures the Trans-Canada Highway, the 8,000-kilometre ribbon of adventures, dreams and memories – and a key economic artery for Canadian business. Brody, winner of multiple Juno Awards and more than a dozen Canadian Country Music Awards, took a few hours away from ...

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Two Arrested in Sault Ste. Marie for 1st Degree Murder

May 21, 2017 @ 22:56 On Saturday, May 20th, 2017 just after 7:00 p.m. officers with the Patrol Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 28-year-old Mike Madill of Shelburne, Ontario and 37-year-old Amy MacDonald of no fixed address for first-degree murder relating to an active homicide investigation by the Peel Regional Police Service. During the investigation ...

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Kenora OPP investigate Death of Child in Rushing River Provincial Park

  Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the death of an 8-year-old male at the Rushing River Provincial Park. Members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park. Officer conducted a search of the park assisted by the Emergency Response Team, K9 unit, Rushing River Provincial Park Staff and ...

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ATV Rollover Fatally Injures Marathon Male

On May 20, 2017, at approximately 6:20pm EST, officers of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male who was fatally injured in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collision which occurred on a bush road located east of the Little Sturge Lake, Unorganized Township, off of Black Sturgeon Rd. The driver of the ...

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Expanding Service Options for Children and Youth with Autism

  Ontario is giving families of children with autism more options for their children’s service by offering a new, permanent direct funding option, which will be implemented by the end of this year through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau made the announcement at Monarch House in Oakville today, speaking with families about ...

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Premier’s Statement on the NAFTA Renegotiation Notifications to Congress

  May 18, 2017 @ 12:47 Premier Kathleen Wynne issued this statement at 1:17 p.m., May 18, 2017.   “As Premier, I will always defend Ontario workers and businesses by fighting for free trade. Growing a healthy Ontario-U.S. trade relationship is good for both economies. We see this decision as an opportunity to look at how NAFTA could potentially be ...

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Province passes new budget – “Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017”

Ontario has passed the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017, which includes significant investments in health care and education, including free prescription medications for everyone aged 24 and under through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare, starting in January 2018. The 2017 Budget will help strengthen Ontario’s economy by investing in people, communities and businesses across the province. The government ...

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NDP calls for legislative session to be extended

May 17, 2017 @ 10:51 Kathleen Wynne is about to enact a plan that will cause hydro bills to soar for decades, and the public isn’t even being given time to weigh in. That’s why the NDP is calling for the legislative session to be extended by at least one week.   Today, Wynne’s Liberals will force through a motion ...

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Canada Road Safety Week is May 16 – 22

May 17, 2017 @ 08:44   May 16- 22, 2017 marks Canada Road Safety Week, a national campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world. This campaign is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement component is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public about safe ...

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NDP to vote against Wynne hydro hike

May 16, 2017 @ 13:14 Premier Kathleen Wynne’s new hydro deal will cause hydro bills to soar – which is why the NDP will vote against the Liberal borrowing bill.   Last week, leaked secret documents from Wynne’s cabinet showed that the Liberal government’s plan to borrow billions of dollars will cause electricity bills to shoot up sharply after the ...

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Horwath brings fight for jobs in the Sault to Queen’s Park

May 16, 2017 @ 12:29 Today during question period, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath demanded to know why the Wynne Liberals are ramming through their $40 billion hydro borrowing scheme when they know it will threaten jobs in Sault Ste. Marie and across the province.   Horwath told the legislature about Steve and Lucy Fronzi, business owners in the Sault ...

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