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Grand Council Treaty #3 stands up for Indigenous youths in health curriculum litigation

Grand Council Treaty #3 instructed lawyers on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to file a motion with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) seeking intervenor status in the litigation concerning the Ontario government’s rollback of the province’s Health and Physical Education curriculum – more conventionally known as ‘sex-ed’. “Last week at our Fall Assembly, the Treaty #3 Chiefs gave ...

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World Mental Health Day

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on World Mental Health Day: “Mental illness is a serious issue in our province, across Canada and around the world. It’s time to take the mental health of our young people, adults and families as seriously as our physical health. ...

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Doug Ford – Happy Thanksgiving

Today the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on Thanksgiving: “Thanksgiving is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It’s a time to be thankful for the good things in our lives. This year, I am thankful for the work of Ontario’s first responders, who are there to protect us when we’re in harm’s ...

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Prime Minister welcomes start of full construction on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge

The Government of Canada continues to support large, transformative infrastructure projects across the country. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the start of full construction on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, which will create thousands of new jobs during construction, and many permanent jobs once the bridge is operational.   The Windsor-Detroit trade corridor is the busiest commercial ...

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German Heritage Month and the Nine-Day Oktoberfest

In 2016, the House of Commons officially designated October as German Heritage Month, and the nine-day period starting the Friday before Thanksgiving as Oktoberfest. Canada is proud to be home to more than three million Canadians of German descent, one of the largest cultural communities in the country. From the arts to science, from sports to business, Canadians of German ...

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Province Aiding in Recovery Efforts after Devastating Storm and Tornadoes

As recovery efforts continue in the Ottawa region, the Province is using every program and tool available to assist those in tornado-affected areas. Premier Doug Ford has announced additional funding of $1.568 million to help in the recovery effort has been sent to the Ottawa region. The funding will be used to support non-governmental organizations involved in removing debris from ...

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Nipigon OPP investigate fatalities in Friday, September 28th Collision

On Friday September 28, 2018, at approximately 5 p.m., members of the Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were dispatched to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 in Dorion Township in the District of Thunder Bay. Investigation revealed that a westbound black pickup truck had crossed the centre line and collided with an eastbound black sports utility vehicle. Superior ...

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Elliot Lake Male charged with Impaired after collision in parking lot

On September 29, 2018 at 6:35 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members responded to a motor vehicle collision at an apartment building parking lot on Mississauga Avenue in the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario. The complainant reported seeing a male driver hit a parked truck in the parking lot. When police arrived on scene, the male driver ...

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Huron Central Railway needs funding to ensure survival

  During question period Tuesday, the NDP’s Northern Development and Mines critic, Michael Mantha, said the Ford government needs to get its act together and provide Huron Central Railway with the funding it needs to remain in operation. “Huron Central Railway is in need of funding before the end of December to ensure its survival,” said Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin. ...

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MNRF to launch new Fish & Wildlife Licensing Service

Sep 25, 2018 @ 14:31 On Nov. 26, 2018 there will be a better way for hunters and anglers across Ontario to get their Outdoors Cards and hunting and fishing licensing products. “The new fish and wildlife licensing service that we are launching in November will make getting outdoors easier for hunters and anglers. The service will be easy to ...

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Ontario’s Government for the People Restoring Trust and Accountability with Release of the Line-by-Line Review

Ontario’s Government for the People is continuing to take action to restore trust and accountability in the province’s public finances. Today, the Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, announced the much anticipated release of EY Canada’s line-by-line review of government spending, Managing Transformation – A Modernization Action Plan for Ontario. The document reveals rapid expenditure growth across key sectors and public ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the Ottawa Tornado

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement about the Ottawa tornado: “On behalf of the government of Ontario, I want to tell the people of Ottawa that my thoughts are with them as they work to recover from the tornado and storm that impacted the Ottawa area yesterday; especially to the people of Dunrobin who saw immense damage to their ...

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Province Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance for Emergency Expenses in Ottawa Region

In response to the tornado and storm that took place in the Ottawa Region, Ontario will be providing extra support for individuals or businesses that require help with emergency expenses over and above what private insurance can provide. The province will be activating the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in tornado-affected areas. “Our government is going to make sure ...

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Marathon OPP investigate fatal collision

Sep 21, 2018 @ 12:54 On Sept 21, 2018, at approximately 12:02 a.m. officers from the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Terrace Bay Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Marathon Fire Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 west of the Little Pic Bridge. The investigation has determined that a black pick-up truck ...

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