Politics

MPP Suze Morrison extends condolences to the family of Cileana Taylor

Suze Morrison, MPP for Toronto Centre and NDP critic for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls response, issued the following statement on the tragic murder of Cileana Taylor, a young Annishnaabe woman from Curve Lake First Nation: “I want to express my sorrow and anger at the loss of Cileana Taylor. I offer my sincerest condolences to Cileana’s family, ...

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Bons emplois et sécurité financière

J’attends avec impatience la semaine de circonscription d’avril. Je pense que je suis prêt pour un certain temps loin de Queen’s Park et une pause de cette longue route que je voyage dans les deux sens chaque fin de semaine. J’ai toujours soutenu que, loin d’être une perte de temps monotone chaque fin de semaine, cela me donne en fait ...

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Good jobs and financial security

I’m looking forward to the April constituency week.  I think I’m ready for some time away from Queen’s Park and a break from that long road I travel both ways every weekend.  I’ve always maintained that, far from being a monotonous waste of time each weekend, it actually provides me with a wonderful opportunity to really think things through uninterrupted.  ...

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NDP tries again for paid sick days for all Ontarians

Andrea Horwath’s NDP will use its Opposition Day Motion slot Monday to give the Doug Ford government another chance to give all Ontarians paid sick days​ to help end the pandemic sooner. “Paid sick days will help Ontario beat COVID-19 quicker, and end the frustrating cycle of lockdowns,” said Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath. “Workers without paid sick days are ...

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NDP releases Ontario’s boldest-ever climate plan

Andrea Horwath and the NDP are laying out the boldest, most effective and achievable climate plan Ontario’s ever had. In Climate. Jobs. Justice. A Green New Democratic Deal Horwath’s NDP commits to a comprehensive strategy to make Ontario net-zero by 2050, and orchestrate a just transition including the creation of 100,000 permanent jobs from an ambitious building retrofit program, and ...

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Le NPD dévoile le plan climatique le plus audacieux qu’ait connu l’Ontario

Andrea Horwath et le NPD viennent de dévoiler le plan climatique le plus ambitieux, le plus efficace et le plus faisable qu’ait jamais connu l’Ontario. Dans Climat. Emplois. Justice. Pacte vert néo-démocrate, le NPD d’Andrea Horwath s’engage à metre en oeuvre une stratégie exhaustive pour faire de l’Ontario une province à zéro émission d’ici 2050, et à organiser une transition ...

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From the Park – Ford Needs to Make Good on His Promises

As a rookie MPP when I was cutting my teeth on the many challenges involved in trying to help constituents find their way through bureaucratic webs and mazes, one of the most difficult lessons to learn was that when it comes to politics and bureaucracy, it seems the wheels turn imperceptibly slowly most often. I could not believe how many ...

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News from the Park – Investing in Our Schools invests in the Future

They say the olfactory senses can bring about some of the strongest emotions and memories in people.  Like when you walk into a room and a particular scent such as baking cookies or a certain potpourri brings back powerful memories of your grandma.  For me this week, a simple calendar evoked strong memories.  I just couldn’t believe my eyes when ...

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News from the Park – Investir dans nos écoles investit dans l’avenir

TOn dit que les sens olfactifs peuvent provoquer certaines des émotions et des souvenirs les plus forts chez les gens. Comme lorsque vous entrez dans une pièce et qu’un parfum particulier tel que la cuisson des biscuits ou un certain pot-pourri vous rappelle de puissants souvenirs de votre grand-mère. Pour moi cette semaine, un simple calendrier évoquait des souvenirs forts. ...

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News from the Park – Back to School

I have an uncle that I love dearly who has always been extremely supportive, especially since I joined the world of politics.  He stays abreast of what’s happening in Algoma-Manitoulin in the news and comments on this weekly column from time to time.  He’s a wonderful fellow with a great sense of humour but he does have some pet peeves.  ...

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News from the Park – Retour à l’école

J’ai un oncle que j’aime beaucoup et qui m’a toujours soutenu, surtout depuis que j’ai rejoint le monde de la politique. Il se tient au courant de ce qui se passe à Algoma-Manitoulin dans les nouvelles et commente de temps en temps cette chronique hebdomadaire. C’est un type formidable avec un grand sens de l’humour, mais il a quelques bêtes ...

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News from the Park – could’a been a contender

As I write this week’s column, sitting here in my Queen’s Park office, it’s the day after the Conservatives declared the summer recess of the Ontario Legislature.  For only the second time in my career, I found myself in the House during the summer months.  However, I do not regret this in any way.  There is no doubt that the ...

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Nouvelles du parc – pourrait aussi être un candidat

Au moment où j’écris la chronique de cette semaine, assis ici, dans mon bureau de Queen’s Park, c’est le jour après que les conservateurs ont déclaré les vacances d’été de l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario. Pour la deuxième fois seulement de ma carrière, je me suis retrouvé à la Chambre pendant les mois d’été. Cependant, je ne le regrette en aucun ...

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News from the Park – History Books

It is wonderful to be able to get out and about again after being cooped up for so long, even after the winter season ended. People are delighted to finally enjoy opportunities to get out to see and speak to people they have been forced to avoid because the COVID-19 epidemic. The good news is that, in general, people are ...

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