Provincial

Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, Will Close Lobbying Loopholes

    Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, has announced that an Ontario PC government will strengthen the lobbying rules so that former ministry staff cannot lobby for any company that dealt with their ministry.   “It used to be that if you worked hard and played by the rules, you could get ahead. That’s not the case in Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario,” ...

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No More Hidden Fees When Booking a Vacation

Jul 10, 2017 @ 22:46 Vacations should be relaxing, and planning one should be too. Ontario has taken steps to help people make informed decisions when booking travel by increasing consumer protection and transparency. As of January 1, 2017, Ontario travel agents and wholesalers are now required to display the total cost, including all taxes and fees, in any advertisements ...

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Safety First when Handling Fireworks!

The North West Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Canada Safety Council are reminding all residents to put safety first when handling fireworks.   With Canada Day long weekend approaching many people are getting ready to host firework exhibitions to celebrate. This is a great option to get out and enjoy the festivities, however the OPP wants to remind all ...

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NDP’s Sattler: Liberal school closures hurt communities across Ontario

Jun 28, 2017 @ 21:53 Peggy Sattler, Ontario NDP Education Critic and MPP for London West, issued the following statement:   “This morning’s announcement by the Minister of Education is cold comfort to communities across the province that have been hurt by Liberal school closures. Premier Wynne has done lasting damage by failing to properly fund Ontario’s education system and ...

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Statement from Patrick Brown on Northern & Rural Ontario Schools at risk of Closure

Jun 28, 2017 @ 21:43 Statement from Ontario PC Leader and PC Education Critic Patrick Brown on the government’s announcement about northern and rural Ontario schools at risk of closure:   “The Ontario PCs are proud to have led the charge against the government’s arbitrary and cold-hearted school closures.  But today’s announcement does nothing for schools in cities throughout the ...

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Michael Mantha issues Statement on Grassy Narros & English-Wabigoon River

Jun 28, 2017 @ 20:55 Michael Mantha, NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic and Algoma – Manitoulin MPP issued the following statement regarding recently-announced funding for the cleanup of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River: “After forty years and of living with the toxic legacy of the mercury dump into the English-Wabigoon River, New Democrats truly hope that the Grassy ...

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Ontario Stands with Forestry Workers and Businesses in Face of Unfair Duties

Jun 27, 2017 @ 22:28 Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry issued the following statement responding to the announcement of new duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S.: “The Ontario government will continue to stand alongside forestry workers and businesses — and the communities across the province that depend on it. We ...

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Province Introduces New Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program

Jun 26, 2017 @ 17:42 Ontario is launching a program to recognize communities across the province that have made outstanding progress to be inclusive and accessible for people of all ages. Minister of Seniors Affairs Dipika Damerla made the announcement today at the Barrie Chamber of Commerce. The province’s new Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program recognizes communities and municipalities like Barrie ...

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Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED)

Jun 26, 2017 @ 14:58 Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED): “I am pleased that the negotiating teams of the LCBO and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED) have been able to come to a tentative ...

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Province Harnessing Health Care Technology to Better Serve Northern Communities

Jun 26, 2017 @ 05:58 Ontario is improving patient care with new technology that provides better access to electronic health records for hospitals, researchers and clinicians across Northern Ontario. The province is supporting research by the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) that will help the government build a cloud-based information sharing platform to improve access to patient records and ...

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Province Expanding Access to Transition-Related Surgeries

Jun 23, 2017 @ 05:58 Yesterday, June 23rd, 2017, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on expanding access to transition-related surgeries in Ontario: “For some trans and gender-diverse people in Ontario, transition-related surgeries are necessary. Every person has the right to be who they are. Our health care system should reflect and support ...

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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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