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William Heffern of Blind River wins $150,000

Congratulations to William Heffern of Blind River for winning $150,000 with THE BIGGER SPIN INSTANT game (#2124). The winning ticket was purchased at Broken Canoe Trading Post on West Street in Blind River.   THE BIGGER SPIN INSTANT game is an exciting new $10 game that combines popular scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated spinning wheel on the ...

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Statement from Andrea Horwath on OPP commissioner appointment

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the Ford government’s appointment of a new Commissioner for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP): “I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique on his appointment as the new OPP commissioner. I look forward to meeting him, and wish him well in his ...

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Funding for autism supports in schools falls woefully short

Marit Stiles, Ontario NDP Education critic, said the Ford Conservatives’ announcement falls woefully short of what will be needed as cuts to autism services send an influx of kids with high needs into the school system on April 1.   Educators and parents have been raising concerns about a lack of resources in schools with increasing urgency since the Ford ...

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Thomas Carrique appointed O.P.P. Commissioner

Through an Order-In-Council signed by cabinet, Ontario’s Government for the People announced the appointment of Thomas Carrique as the next Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. Thomas Carrique currently serves as the Deputy Chief for the York Regional Police, where he has spent his entire 29-year career with the force. He has worked in a variety of fields, including Uniform ...

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Michael Mantha – Women Lead Change

“It is wonderful to see the growing recognition and support that Canadians are exhibiting in celebrating International Women’s Day. New Democrats have long recognized the obstacles and in some cases barriers, that women here in Ontario and around the world have overcome and continue to tear down. This year, we are recognizing and celebrating the fact that women lead change. ...

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Women Lead Change

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following message on International Women’s Day:   “On International Women’s Day, New Democrats recognize the many hurdles that women and girls in Ontario, Canada and across the world have overcome, and renew our efforts to keep tearing down the barriers that women and girls everywhere continue to face. This year, we’re recognizing ...

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Medals for Good Citizenship Awarded

The Ontario government presented eight Ontario Medals for Good Citizenship recognizing Ontario citizens for their contributions to their communities and the province. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, was joined by Vincent Ke, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport on March 7th, 2019. “I am honoured to invest this year’s recipients of the Ontario ...

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Horwath Continues to Protest Cuts to Autism Services

As thousands of people flocked to Queen’s Park to protest Doug Ford’s cuts to autism services and demand better, NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and the New Democrat MPPs joined them — both outside at a rally, and inside Queen’s Park, where the NDP raised the stories of children with autism throughout question period.   “All any parent wants is to ensure ...

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Male Charged

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at approximately 7:50 p.m. the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a theft of fuel from the SPG on Peninsula Road in Marathon. The vehicle was White Ford F250 driven by a lone male. The vehicle left without paying for fuel travelling north on Peninsula Road towards Highway 17. It was unknown ...

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Hydro One Statement from Minister of Energy Greg Rickford

Today, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford released the following statement on Hydro One: “I am pleased to report that our government has delivered on its commitment to put the People of Ontario first and bring Hydro One’s executive compensation levels down to acceptable levels. “The Hydro One Board of Directors has provided us with a compensation ...

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OPP Search for Missing Helicopter

On March 6, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an incident where a female and a male from the Town of Kapuskasing, Ontario, were reported missing.   Police information revealed that Nicole Blais, 47-years-old and Jody Blais, 49-years-old, both from Kapuskasing, Ontario, failed to return, via helicopter, ...

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Federal drug announcement more disappointing stalling: Ontario NDP

Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the federal announcement on drug coverage:   “Today’s announcement on drugs by the federal Liberals is more recommendations, more delays, and no action — again. That affirms for me that Ontario will have to implement its own universal pharmacare program, a drug plan that covers everyone. In the last election, I ...

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New Internship Program Creating More Jobs for Indigenous, Skilled Workers

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced the government is launching a new Northern Ontario Internship Program. “Changes to the internship program ensure our government is well-positioned to assist northern employers in providing work experience to a broader range of interns,” said Minister Rickford. “We are removing barriers to participation in ...

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Horwath calls for a full public inquiry into Ford’s OPP meddling

In light of the extremely disturbing news that the government has fired whistleblower and Deputy Director of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Brad Blair, NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath is calling for a full public inquiry into Doug Ford’s meddling in the OPP, and the firing of Blair.   “Brad Blair is both a whistleblower and a distinguished officer with decades ...

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Ford government not taking action on Cat Lake: NDP

During question period on Monday, NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa, said the Ford government is failing to take action for the people of Cat Lake First Nation, who are going into their second month under a state of emergency.   “Cat Lake First Nation has asked this government for housing and health emergency relief,” said Mamakwa, the NDP’s Indigenous Relations and ...

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