Provincial

Northern Ontario Party Speaks about Education

Jun 22, 2017 @ 08:18 As we have travelled across Northern Ontario and talked to new and potential members, businesses, educators, municipal governments and other northerners it has become apparent that there are major problems within our educational system. Many boards are faced with school closures, underfunding, and a declining student base. There are a number of factors causing this ...

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Ontario Enhancing Emergency Services Across the Province

Ontario is enhancing and modernizing its emergency health services system to provide people with increased flexibility and more options for medical transportation and paramedic services, to ensure they are receiving the right care when they need it. The province is investing in a new medical dispatch system that will help triage and prioritize 911 calls for ambulance services. This new ...

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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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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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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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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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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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