Provincial

Are Wynne’s Hydro Ads in Contempt of Parliament – House Leader says ‘Yes’

Today, Ontario PC House Leader Jim Wilson charged that Kathleen Wynne’s taxpayer-funded hydro ads are in contempt of parliament. The self-congratulatory ads, which the auditor general has said are out of line, are running before legislation has been introduced, an alleged breach of parliamentary rules. MPP Wilson informed the Speaker today that he will rise on a point of privilege ...

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Musings – Cemeteries and Respect

Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:53 In the winter there isn’t much to give an idea that there are graves hidden, slumbering beneath the snow; and in the summer it is a peaceful place, a sheltered meadow with shade from the pines. The St. Margaret Mary Cemetery has 10 marked graves visible, one without any information, but it has been estimated ...

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Premier Wynne and Governor Snyder Reaffirm Strong Partnership Between Ontario and Michigan

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder released a joint statement following their meeting today in Detroit: “Ontario and Michigan are strong partners with deeply integrated economies. Today, we discussed how we will continue to work together to advance our shared priority to create jobs and grow our economies. Ontario is Michigan’s top customer worldwide, with nearly $21 ...

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Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25% on average

Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25% on average for all residential customers and half a million farms and businesses, as part of a significant system restructuring that will address long-standing policy challenges and ensure greater fairness. Starting this summer, Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with this 25% break. Many small businesses and farms in northeastern Ontario would also ...

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À la FMNO, on félicite le gouvernement provincial pour ses mesures relatives aux tarifs d’électricité

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:45 À la Fédération des municipalités du Nord de l’Ontario, on désire féliciter le ministre de l’Énergie, M. Glenn Thibeault, ainsi que le gouvernement provincial pour l’annonce faite aujourd’hui à l’effet que tous les consommateurs résidentiels verront cet été leur facture d’électricité réduite en moyenne de 25 pour cent.   Le plan Électricité Prix Équitable de l’Ontario, qui ...

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FONOM Commends the Provincial Government for Addressing Electricity Costs

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:42 The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to commend the Minister of Energy, Glenn Thibeault and the provincial government for announcing today that they will lower electricity bills by 25 percent on average this summer for all residential customers.   Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan consisting of the 25 percent reduction includes the 8 ...

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Premier’s Statement on Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:39 Premier Kathleen Wynne made the following statement today to announce Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan:* “We’re here today to talk about the high cost of electricity in Ontario: how it got to this point, how it must be fixed and how exactly we’re going to put that fix in place. For too long, governments — my ...

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Bankers win, families pay with Wynne’s $40B borrowing scheme

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:19 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says bankers will definitely win with Premier Kathleen Wynne’s new $40 billion borrowing scheme — but Ontario families will pay the price. Wynne announced Thursday she’ll pay about $40 billion in interest costs over the next 30 years in order to finance a hydro bill subsidy. The slapdash plan fails to ...

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System Restructuring Delivers Lasting Relief to Households Across Province – Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Percent

Mar 2, 2017 @ 19:10 Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25 percent on average for all residential customers as part of a significant system restructuring that will address long-standing policy challenges and ensure greater fairness. Starting this summer, Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with this 25 percent break. Many small businesses and farms would also benefit from ...

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Project Silkstone 18 people with 81 offences in Hwy 401 Corridor Drugs & Illegal Firearms Trafficking

Feb 23, 2017 @ 10:17 Several Ontario and Quebec residents face numerous charges following a multi-jurisdiction investigation into illegal firearms and the trafficking of illegal drugs in Ontario, Québec, and the United States.   Project SILKSTONE began as a high-level Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) investigation targeting multiple criminal groups involved in trafficking illegal drugs and guns along the Highway ...

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Fish for Free this Weekend!

Families and fishing enthusiasts across Ontario can fish licence-free from Saturday, February 18 through Monday, February 20th, 2017. This Family Day weekend, anglers can go ice fishing without a licence, so head out to one of Ontario’s provincial parks that are open during the winter to give it a try. Learn the ropes of ice fishing at one of the many events happening across ...

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It’s Your Time to Speak Up for the Great Lakes

Canada and the United States released their progress report last fall on accomplishing the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement’s goals, and the International Joint Commission released their draft assessment report on January 18th, 2017. Before it finalizes that report, the IJC will hold six public meetings in Great Lakes communities throughout the month of March to hear residents’ reaction to ...

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OPP Helicopter Struck with Laser during flight

On Monday February 13, 2017, at 9:30 p.m., an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) helicopter was participating in a training exercise with OPP specialty teams in the Elgin County area of Southern Ontario when it was struck with a laser while in flight. The flight crew responded appropriately to avoid the laser strike preventing any permanent injury to the crew or impact to ...

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Enhancing Police Response to Sexual Violence

Ontario is supporting people who have experienced sexual assault through a program that builds partnerships between community and justice partners, front-line victim service providers and police services across the province. Fifteen two-year pilot projects have been selected that will provide a more compassionate, sensitive response when survivors of sexual violence come forward and report their experiences. The projects will also ...

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