Author Archives: Ontario Government

Dr. Catherine Zahn is Being Appointed the New Chair of Ontario Health

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Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, has recognized Bill Hatanaka’s tremendous 5-year term as chair of Ontario Health and announced that Dr. Catherine Zahn is being appointed as the new chair of Ontario Health, the province’s agency that connects, coordinates and modernizes the delivery of health care. “I’m thrilled that someone of Dr. Zahn’s experience and skillset has ...

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Ontario Training Thousands of New Long-Term Care Staff

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The Ontario government is investing more than $100 million in two programs that will train more than 32,000 new personal support workers (PSWs) and nurses in long-term care over the next three years. The investments are part of the government’s Your Health plan to recruit and retain tens of thousands of long-term care staff over the coming years. “Our government ...

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Ontario Supporting Plan to Refurbish Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

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The Ontario government is supporting Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) plan to proceed with the next steps toward refurbishing Pickering Nuclear Generating Station’s “B” units (units 5-8). Once refurbished, Pickering would produce a total of 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, equivalent to powering two million homes, helping to meet increasing demand from electrification and fuelling the province’s economic growth. “With global ...

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Ontario Supporting Growth and Innovation in the Northwest Ontario Forest Sector

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The Government of Ontario is supporting economic growth and creating jobs with the second phase of funding under the new Forest Biomass Program. The $9.4 million investment will develop the untapped economic potential and environmental benefits of new and emerging uses of underutilized wood and mill by-products, collectively known as forest biomass. “Our Forest Biomass Program has delivered dozens of ...

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Report on Electrification and Energy Future Identifies opportunities to grow Ontario’s economy

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Todd Smith, Minister of Energy, released the following statement on Friday, January 19th, 2024: “Access to reliable, affordable and clean energy continues to be a key driver for Ontario’s economic growth and electrification. Over the past six years, our government has laid the groundwork with a pragmatic and long-term view to meeting Ontario’s energy needs through to 2050. Most recently, ...

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L’Ontario aiguille plus de jeunes vers des services de santé mentale dans le district d’Algoma

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario accélère et facilite l’aiguillage des jeunes vers du soutien en santé mentale et en toxicomanie en lançant un nouveau carrefour bien-être pour les jeunes à Sault Ste. Marie afin de desservir le district d’Algoma et les régions avoisinantes. Il s’agit d’un des huit nouveaux carrefours que le gouvernement ajoute aux 14 qu’il a déjà créés depuis ...

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Les prénoms de bébé les plus populaires en Ontario en 2022

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Olivia et Noah continuent de figurer en tête de liste des prénoms de bébés les plus populaires de l’Ontario en 2022. Olivia occupe la première place des prénoms de fille depuis plus d’une décennie, soit depuis 14 années d’affilée. Cette année, nous ajoutons Chloe, qui figure pour la première fois parmi les 10 prénoms les plus populaires, soit au septième rang, à ...

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Ontario’s Top Baby Names in 2022

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Olivia and Noah continue to top the charts as Ontario’s most popular baby names in 2022. Olivia has held the top spot for girls for over a decade, with 14 consecutive years as number one. This year, we also welcome Chloe to the top 10 list for the first time, tied with Isla for 7th place. When it comes to ...

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Ontario Consumers Will be Able to Buy Beer, Cider, Wine and Low-Alcohol Ready-to-Drink Beverages at Convenience, Grocery and Big Box Stores

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The Ontario government has announced that beginning no later than January 1, 2026, consumers will be able to buy beer, wine, cider, coolers, seltzers, and other low-alcohol ready-to-drink beverages at all participating convenience, grocery and big box stores across the province. This new, more open marketplace will introduce up to 8,500 new stores where these products can be purchased, the ...

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Les consommateurs ontariens pourront acheter de la bière, du cidre, du vin et des boissons prêtes à boire à faible teneur en alcool dans les dépanneurs, les épiceries et les magasins à grande surface

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario et annoncé qu’à partir du 1er janvier 2026, au plus tard, les consommateurs pourront acheter de la bière, du vin, du cidre, des coolers, des sodas alcoolisés et d’autres boissons prêtes à boire à faible teneur en alcool dans tous les dépanneurs, épiceries et magasins à grande surface participants de la province. Ce nouveau marché élargi ...

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Le nouveau Centre d’action Espanola aidera plus de 480 travailleurs de Domtar à retourner rapidement au travail

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 426 000 $ dans un nouveau centre d’action pour aider les 484 travailleurs du secteur des pâtes et papiers touchés par les mises à pied de Domtar à Espanola à retourner rapidement au travail. Il leur sera proposé un large éventail de mesures de soutien et de services personnalisés pour faciliter leur transition, notamment des ...

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Ontario Invests in Mineral Exploration Projects to Strengthen EV Supply Chain

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The Ontario government is investing close to $9 million to help junior mining companies finance early exploration projects to find critical minerals used in electric vehicles, smart phones, laptops, medical equipment and renewable energy. The funding is being delivered through the Ontario Junior Exploration Program(OJEP), which helps boost growth and job creation in the province, particularly in northern and Indigenous ...

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