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Trevor Holliday speaks on the proposed Minimum Wage Increase

The Northern Ontario Party is calling out the Liberals on their political antics they are using to buy votes and to get the voters to focus their attention away from the negativity toward their leader, Kathleen Wynne. The Liberals want the voters to focus on anything other than the  Liberals’ incompetence that  has caused an unstable economy and undue economic ...

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You can Run – But You Can’t Hide! OPP employ STAR system

Yesterday afternoon, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) utilized a vehicle equipped with the Satellite Technology Apprehension Response (STAR) system after receiving a call from the London Police Service who were following a pick-up truck that was towing a trailer and refused to stop. OPP officers were able to work with the London Police Service and receive updated information as to ...

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Sarah Campbell NDP MPP (Kenora-Rainy River) passes motion to overhaul Northern Health Travel Grant

Jun 2, 2017 @ 09:25 An NDP motion put before the Ontario Legislature by Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell calling for better access to health care for northerners received support from all parties Thursday. Campbell’s motion called for a significant overhaul of the Northern Health Travel Grant.   “Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government have ignored the needs of northerners ...

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The Sault Turns Blue

Ontario PC candidate Ross Romano has won the Sault Ste. Marie by-election.   “Tonight we have won a riding that hasn’t been held by the PCs for over thirty years,” said Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown. “Voters have made it clear that it’s only the Ontario PC Party that will fight to make life more affordable. The PCs will be a ...

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Lower Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Ontario passed legislation today that will lower electricity bills by 25 percent on average for all residential customers to provide significant rate relief and ensure greater fairness. The Fair Hydro Act, 2017 reduces electricity bills for all residential consumers and as many as half a million small businesses and farms, starting this summer. Lower-income Ontarians and those living in eligible ...

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Ontario Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Ontario is proposing the largest increase to the minimum wage in the province’s history, raising it to $15 per hour, as part of a plan to create better jobs and fair workplaces. This will give more than a quarter of employees in the province a pay increase and will help ensure that more workers are benefitting from Ontario’s economic growth. ...

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OPP Release Results of Community Satisfaction Survey

May 29, 2017 @ 08:09 Between January 5 and March 18, 2017, citizens from across the province were asked to participate in a Community Satisfaction survey supported by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), to measure public opinion about the services provided by the OPP to communities throughout the province. The provincial report defines the methodology utilized by the research consultants ...

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Jack MacLaren, MPP (Carleton—Mississippi Mills) Joins the Trillium Party of Ontario

Jack MacLaren, MPP (Carleton—Mississippi Mills) has issued the following statement: “After months of deliberation and discussion with my constituents, I am pleased to announce that I have joined the Trillium Party of Ontario. I believe that I can better serve and represent the people of Carleton-Mississippi Mills as a member of the Trillium Party of Ontario. My campaign literature and ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Mid-Morning fatal Collision

On May 26, 2017, at approximately 10:20 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision east of Marathon on Highway 17, near Dunk Lake.   A single motor vehicle, a small 4 door car travelling eastbound, lost control and rolled coming to rest in the north side ditch. Emergency services including the ...

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Tembec Inc. to be purchased by Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.

May 26, 2017 @ 07:45 Yesterday, May 25th, 2017, Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. and Tembec Inc. announced an agreement in which Rayonier Advanced Materials will acquire Tembec, creating a company with “leading and complementary positions in key high purity cellulose end-uses and diversified earning streams from packaging, paper, high-yield pulp and forest products businesses. With its expanded geographic reach, enhanced ...

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OPP investigate two off-road vehicle deaths and lay numerous charges during the Victoria Day Weekend

May 25, 2017 @ 22:56   Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were kept busy on and off roads leading up to and over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, investigating two off-road vehicle deaths and laying numerous charges. During Canada Road Safety Week (May 16-22, 2017), the OPP laid close to 9,400 speeding charges, with an additional 165 street racing charges laid against motorists who ...

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Joint Statement on Opioid Data

May 25, 2017 @ 06:44 The following statement was issued by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health and Provincial Overdose Coordinator, and Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a growing and evolving problem, and one we are continuing to work diligently to ...

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