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Ford’s cuts hit classrooms hard

Dec 16, 2018 @ 06:33 Doug Ford has taken the axe to schools and education funding, even before his sham of a consultation is complete. In a series of memos sent to school boards Friday night, the Ford government announced deep, callous cuts to Education Program (EPO) grants. Funding envelopes that have been eliminated entirely include the Daily Physical Activity ...

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NDP criticizes government attack on the arts and reconciliation efforts

NDP Culture Critic MPP Jill Andrew (Toronto-St. Paul’s) released the following statement in response to cuts at the Ontario Arts Council:   “This week, the NDP learned that Doug Ford has made a callous $5 million cut to base funding at the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Ford has also suspended the agency’s ...

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Statement from Andrea Horwath on acting OPP Commissioner Brad Blair’s legal challenge

Acting Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner Brad Blair is seeking a legal decision stating that investigating potential political interference in the hiring of the OPP Commissioner is within the jurisdiction of the Ontario Ombudsman. Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in support:   “I want to thank Commissioner Blair for his integrity, and for his ongoing commitment to ...

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OPP Release Annual Report on Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the annual report on its The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the annual report on its Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents for 2017. Entrenched as an OPP critical policy since 2005, the Framework guides the police response to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous issue-related conflicts. The release of this report ...

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Ontario Government to reconvene the 42nd Parliament on Monday

The following is a statement from Government House Leader Todd Smith: “Given the uncertainty created by the impasse between Ontario Power Generation and the Power Workers’ Union, it is the intent of the government to reconvene the 42nd Parliament at 1 pm on Monday, December 17th for the purposes of introducing legislation to ensure that Power Workers remain on the job.”

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Ontario Improving Rural Services for Women Escaping Violence and Sexual Exploitation

Ontario’s Government for the People is improving supports in rural and remote communities for women who are victims of violence and sexual exploitation. Ontario is investing $1.5 million in funding for rural frontline agencies to increase collaboration, strengthen service delivery, improve culturally relevant supports for Indigenous women, and reduce geographic and transportation barriers. This funding builds on the government’s current ...

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Victim Identified in Hwy 11 Crash

At approximately 4:46 p.m. on December 11, 2018 members from the Kirkland Lake Detachment and the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 11 just north of Englehart, Ontario.   A cube van collided with a tractor trailer. The collision caused the vehicles to catch fire. Assisting with this investigation are the OPP ...

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Statement by Minister Rickford and Minister Scott on Potential Power Workers’ Union Strike Action

Today, the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and the Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour, issued the following statement on the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) rejection of Ontario Power Generation’s final offer in contract negotiations, leaving PWU in a strike position: “We have been advised that contract negotiations between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the ...

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Ontario Takes a Phased Approach to Cannabis Retail Licensing Due to National Supply Shortages

Today, the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General and the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Finance, released the following statement on changes being made to the licensing process for recreational retail cannabis stores in Ontario: “It is the federal government’s responsibility to oversee cannabis production and to provide a viable alternative to the illegal market by ensuring there is sufficient supply ...

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Fiery Collision Closes Hwy 11 north of Englehart

  At approximately 4:46 p.m. December 11, 2018, members from the Kirkland Lake Detachment and the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 11 just north of Englehart, Ontario.   A tractor trailer collided with a cube van. The collision caused the vehicles to catch fire. Unknown injuries at this time. Assisting with this ...

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Marie & Joseph are among top Ontario Baby Names

Ontario’s Government for the People is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of recording baby names in Ontario. “Choosing a name for your child is an important and personal decision for all parents. The lists of top baby names in Ontario is one way to help parents choose a name for their baby,” said Bill Walker, Minister of Government and Consumer Services. ...

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OPP charge 23 with 156 offences including charges relating to the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drug & Substances Act (CDSA)

Several Ontario residents face numerous charges following a multi-jurisdiction investigation into trafficking of illegal firearms and illegal drugs in the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas of Ontario. Noting a rise in domestically-sourced guns, Project RENNER began in April 2018 as a high-level Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) investigation targeting an organized crime group that had been producing restricted and ...

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Motorized Snow Vehicle Collision injures two

On Saturday, December 8, 2018, at approximately 5:07 p.m., members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motorized snow vehicle (MSV) collision, in the Town of Marathon. An MSV traveling on a private road with two young males The MSV lost control and struck a pole ejecting the two passengers. When OPP arrived ...

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Pedestrian Dies after Motor Vehicle Collision, Driver Located and Charged

On December 4, 2018, at approximately 7:40 p.m. members of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Wikwemikong Way, on the Wikwemikong First Nation Territory, Ontario. Pedestrian, Joseph Thomas NESHKEWE, 67-years-old, from Wikwemikong First Nation was taken to hospital where he later died. A post mortem examination was conducted yesterday, at the ...

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Marathon OPP Officer is Honoured with an Accolade Award

Provincial Constable Peter Bertin of the Marathon OPP was honoured with an Accolade Award at a special presentation ceremony at the Ontario Provincial Police General Headquarters in Orillia, ON. These prestigious awards are only given out once a year. Bertin was recognized under the “Dedication” category for his continued support of the Marathon Community Policing Program.

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