Author Archives: Ontario Government

Safer Communities Contribute to a Stronger Ontario

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As Ontario marks Crime Prevention Week, the government is calling on Ontarians to get involved in their communities by taking a few simple steps to protect their own safety and make crime prevention a year-round habit. Crime Prevention Week, which runs November 7 to 13, is an annual awareness event in partnership with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. ...

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New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

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Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of three justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective November 18, 2021. Justice Jennifer Lynne Myers was called to the bar in 2002. Since 2021, Justice Myers was an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Guns and Gangs Prosecution Unit at the Ministry of the Attorney General. For most of her career, Justice ...

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L’Ontario accélère l’accès à la justice en déplaçant davantage de services en ligne

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario propose une nouvelle solution de justice numérique qui transformera la façon dont les gens gèrent leurs affaires juridiques devant la Cour supérieure de l’Ontario et la Cour de justice de l’Ontario. L’Initiative d’optimisation relative au numérique pour les tribunaux représente le plus grand pas en avant dans l’évolution numérique de la justice au Canada, remplaçant des ...

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Ontario accelerating access to justice by moving more services online

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The Ontario government is delivering a new digital justice solution that will transform how people handle their legal matters at the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice. The Courts Digital Transformation initiative will be the most significant single step forward in the digital evolution of justice in Canada, replacing outdated paper-based procedures with an online platform to manage cases, documents ...

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Ontario Appoints New Chair and Vice-Chair of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

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The Ontario government has appointed community leader Alan Spacek as Chair of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) and Robert J. (“RJ”) Falconi as Vice-Chair. The appointments took effect October 28, 2021. “With their extensive experience and knowledge of Northern Ontario, Alan Spacek and RJ Falconi will play an integral role in modernizing the ONTC,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of ...

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L’Ontario nomme un nouveau président et un nouveau vice-président de la Commission de transport Ontario Northland

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a nommé le leader communautaire Alan Spacek au poste de président de la Commission de transport Ontario Northland (CTON) et Robert J. (« RJ ») Falconi au poste de vice-président. Ces nominations sont entrées en vigueur le 28 octobre 2021. « Grâce à leur grande expérience et à leur connaissance du Nord de l’Ontario, Alan Spacek ...

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Ontario Expanding Booster Eligibility to More Ontarians

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is expanding eligibility for booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to additional groups of high-risk individuals starting November 6, 2021, providing them with an extra layer of protection against the Delta variant. Over the coming months, Ontario is also prepared to gradually roll out booster doses to all ...

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L’Ontario étend l’admissibilité à la dose de rappel à un plus grand nombre d’Ontariens

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario, en consultation avec le médecin hygiéniste en chef, élargit l’admissibilité aux doses de rappel du vaccin contre la COVID-19 à des groupes supplémentaires de personnes à risque élevé à compter du 6 novembre 2021, leur offrant ainsi une protection supplémentaire contre le variant Delta. Au cours des prochains mois, l’Ontario est également prêt à déployer progressivement ...

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Ontario Supporting Indigenous and Emerging Artists

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The Ontario government is increasing support for the province’s arts sector with a $5-million grant program administered through the Ontario Arts Council. The funding will create more opportunities for Indigenous artists and arts organizations to reconnect with their audiences and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and help new emerging artists across all disciplines during a pivotal stage in their ...

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L’Ontario fera passer le salaire minimum à 15 dollars l’heure

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Dans le cadre de sa mise à jour économique de l’automne 2021, le gouvernement de l’Ontario proposera un projet de loi qui, s’il est adopté, fera passer le salaire minimum général de 14,35 $ à 15,00 $ à compter du 1er janvier 2022. En vertu des modifications proposées, le salaire minimum des serveurs de boissons alcoolisées serait éliminé et ces ...

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Ontario to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

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As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario government will introduce legislation that, if passed, would raise the general minimum wage from $14.35 to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022. Under the proposed changes, the special minimum wage rate for liquor servers would be eliminated and they would be entitled to the general minimum wage. Students under ...

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Ontario Investing in Mental Health and Addictions Supports for Indigenous Communities

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The Ontario government is investing more than $36 million in community-led mental health and addictions supports in Indigenous communities across the province. This funding will help ensure culturally appropriate and trauma-informed supports are readily available for Indian residential school survivors and their families as well as Indigenous-led student, youth and gender-focused services.   “We are listening to Indigenous leadership and ...

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Ontario Supports Food Industry in Thunder Bay Region

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The Ontario government is providing more than $2.2 million to help support the agriculture, aquaculture and food processing sectors in the Thunder Bay region. The funding will help 13 businesses and Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation expand operations, create jobs and drive economic growth. “Our government recognizes the importance and significance of local food sources to our wellbeing and economy,” said ...

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Ontario Invests Over $2.5 Million to Protect the Great Lakes

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The Ontario government is investing more than $2.5 million in 19 new projects to protect the health of the Great Lakes as part of its commitment in the recently signed Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health. These projects will help improve the water quality of the world’s largest freshwater lake system by helping farmers and landowners ...

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L’Ontario investit plus de 2,5 millions de dollars pour protéger les Grands Lacs

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit plus de 2,5 millions de dollars dans 19 nouveaux projets pour protéger la santé des Grands Lacs dans le cadre de l’engagement qu’il a pris lors de la signature récente de l’Accord Canada-Ontario sur la qualité de l’eau et la santé de l’écosystème des Grands Lacs. Ces projets contribueront à améliorer la qualité de l’eau ...

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