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NDP demands Ford government increase social assistance supports for Ontarians

During question period Thursday, NDP MPP Joel Harden demanded that the Ford government follow through with increases in social assistance supports for Ontarians in need after the government failed to provide assurances the budgeted increases would happen.   The 2018 Ontario Budget includes a commitment to increase support for Ontario Works (OW) and ODSP recipients by 3 per cent annually, ...

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News from the Park – Happy Days

If I were a betting man, I would bet dollars to donuts that when Doug Ford was growing up, one of his favourite TV shows was Happy Days. Remember Richie Cunningham, his family, teenage friends and, of course, The Fonz?  For those too young to remember, Happy Days was a weekly sitcom throwback to the good old days of the ...

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Ladies Night Golf – July 18

Number of players – 81 1st in 1st Flight – Margaret Davidson, Lise Noel – 37 2nd in 1st Flight – Toni Rutland, Suzanne Lacasse, Johanna Rowe – 39 3rd in 1st Flight –  Norma Kauk, Shirley Hale, Maike Hale – 40 1st in 2nd Flight –  Nat Lacroix, Edith Levesque, Nancy Dery – 44 2nd in 2nd Flight –  ...

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Premier Doug Ford Reinforces Michigan Trade Ties

Premier Doug Ford spoke on the phone yesterday with Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan. The call was an opportunity for the Premier to connect directly with Governor Snyder, and build on the mutually beneficial trade relationship between the two jurisdictions. “Ontario and Michigan share a very valuable trade partnership,” said Ford. “We’re their number one customer. We trade more than ...

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Bill allowing the government to break its own contracts is bad for business

Ontario NDP Energy Critic Peter Tabuns says Doug Ford’s attempt to give the government the power to break its own contracts will have a chilling effect on business. “From now on, businesses seeking government contracts will have only two options,” said Tabuns. “Either they will have to add a bad faith risk premium onto the price of government contracts and ...

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Ford appoints ultimate backroom deal maker Campbell to handle Ontario’s books

Doug Ford has hired embattled former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell to help him with Ontario’s books – despite Campbell’s having presided over one of the most notorious backroom deal scandals in Canadian history. “As premier, Campbell cut social services, fired scores of public employees and sold off and privatized public assets like ferries and BC Rail’s entire operation,” said ...

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NDP blasts Doug Ford’s million-dollar contract to former PC party president

During question period Tuesday,  NDP health critic France Gélinas questioned Premier Doug Ford on his decision to award a million-dollar contract to the former president of the Ontario PC party.   Rueben Devlin will be paid $348,000 each year during his three year term – over $1 million in total – to provide advice on the health care system. “The ...

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Ontario Government Restoring Trust in Public Finances Through Commission of Inquiry and Line-by-Line Audit of Spending

Ontario’s Government for the People is taking action to restore the people’s trust in the public finances. Today Premier Doug Ford joined with Vic Fedeli, Minister of Finance, and Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, to announce unprecedented action to restore the public’s confidence in Ontario’s books.   “One of my first actions as premier was to bring in ...

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Bridging North America to build Gordie Howe International Bridge

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced today that a significant milestone has been met in the public-private partnership (P3) procurement process with the selection of Bridging North America as the Preferred Proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. Bridging North America’s design will see it delivered as a cable-stayed bridge. Bridging North America was ...

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The Government for the People Tables the Urgent Priorities Act

Today (July 16, 2018), The Hon. Greg Rickford, the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs tabled The Urgent Priorities Act, 2018, which, if passed, would enact or amend several Acts. The Urgent Priorities Act, 2018 would enact the Hydro One Accountability Act, 2018 which, if passed, would improve transparency and accountability at Hydro One, ...

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Ford government moves backwards on reconciliation with First Nations: NDP

On the first day of question period on Monday, Sol Mamakwa, NDP MPP for Kiiwetinoong, called on Premier Doug Ford to explain why he removed reconciliation from the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs and relegated the ministry to a part-time minister.   “Why did the Ford government drop reconciliation from the mandate of the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs  and what is behind ...

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Minister of Education Lisa Thompson on future consultations for Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum

“During the recent election campaign, we made a clear promise to replace the entirety of Ontario’s current sex-ed curriculum with an age-appropriate one that is based on real consultation with parents. “When Ontario voters chose their new government, they did so knowing that this was our intended course of action. “Throughout this process, our commitment to Ontario parents has remained ...

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Manitou Gold Provides Exploration Update for Goudreau Area Properties

Manitou Gold Inc. is pleased to provide an update on exploration and related activities for its Goudreau area properties. Manitou Gold’s current property portfolio along the Goudreau-Localsh Deformation Zone (“GLDZ”) includes the Goudreau Patents, which consist of 160 acres of surface and mining rights patented lands, and the 7,000+ acre Rockstar Property.  Both properties were recently acquired and are seeing ...

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Problems with Shaw TV? UPDATE 3:30 a.m.

Jul 17, 2018 @ 03:30 9:50 p.m. update: This issue is now resolved. Thank you for your patience.   Jul 16, 2018 @ 20:30 Some customers in Sault Ste Marie, Terrace Bay, Marathon, Manitouwadge, White River, Red Rock, Nipigon, Wawa, and the rest of the lakeshore region may be seeing a black screen/pixelization on cable channels (there may or may not be an ...

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