Provincial

NDP raises case of hydro bill topping 50% of income

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:20 Tuesday, April 11, 2017; during question period, NDP Energy critic Peter Tabuns grilled Premier Kathleen Wynne over her failure to take action on soaring hydro prices, raising the case of Krysta Meecham-Robertson, whose $800 per month income is more than half wiped out by a $450 monthly hydro bill.   “Premier Wynne hasn’t taken a dime off ...

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Put Consumers First

Apr 10, 2017 @ 20:42 Ontario passed legislation today that will strengthen consumer protection by introducing new rules for home inspections, door-to-door sales and payday loans. The Putting Consumers First Act will: Make it possible to ban unsolicited, door-to-door sales on prescribed household appliances such as water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners and water filters. Strengthen consumer financial protections through new rules for ...

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CHS dispute leaves Deaf and hard of hearing community without service

Apr 10, 2017 @ 19:40 During question period today, Ontario NDP Community and Social Services critic and Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky called on the Liberal Government to ensure all workers at the Canadian Hearing Society are given the opportunity to negotiate a fair deal.   “It’s now been over a month since workers at the Canadian Hearing Society were ...

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Sault Ste. Marie Joins 19 Communties in Receiving Connecting Links Funding

Ontario is helping 19 municipalities across the province make the roads and bridges that run through their communities and connect to provincial highways safer, while fostering economic growth and job creation. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca was at the Sault Ste. Marie Civic Centretoday to announce that the City of Sault Ste. Marie will receive support through the Connecting Links program to ...

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Wynne Liberals need to stop the hydro ads and raise awareness for fentanyl

Mar 29, 2017 @ 08:42 The Wynne Liberal Government has spent nearly a million dollars on self-congratulatory ads touting a non-existent hydro scheme, while ignoring a growing opioid crisis that’s spreading across Ontario. Today during Question Period, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown asked the Premier to stop the hydro ads and direct the money into a public awareness campaign on ...

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Liberals block 30% cut to hydro bills, support privatized hydro

Mar 29, 2017 @ 07:38 Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals voted Tuesday against cutting hydro bills for Ontarians by 30 per cent, and in favour of the privatization of Hydro One.   “Everyday families, businesses, municipalities and hospitals are hurting from the Wynne government’s sky-high hydro bills,” said Horwath. “But, once again, the Wynne Liberals are focused on Premier Wynne and the ...

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11 million dollars in Hydro One Executive Compensation!

“Today’s release of over 11 million dollars in executive compensation at Hydro One shows that selling the company was never about providing value to consumers. In a year where tens of thousands of Hydro One customers were disconnected and hundreds of thousands were found to be in arrears because of uncontrolled hydro prices, executive salaries at Hydro One hit astronomical ...

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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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