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Pink Shirt Day Statement from Andrea Horwath

Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition Ontario NDP, issued the following statement on Pink Shirt Day:   “On Pink Shirt Day, we are inspired by the group of Nova Scotia students who stood up for a peer bullied for wearing pink by donning pink shirts themselves. Since then, Pink Shirt Day has served as a powerful reminder that we ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Charges in Historical Sexual Assault

On January 3, 2019, members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Manitoulin OPP Crime Unit commenced an investigation into a historical sexual assault that occurred between 1971and 1976 in the Espanola, Ontario area.   As a result of the investigation, 78- year-old Robert SECORD, from Espanola, Ontario, has been charged with:   Gross Indecency, ...

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Renewed, connected and sustainable health care system will reduce hallway health care by focusing resources on patient needs

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, delivered the Government of Ontario’s long-term plan to fix and strengthen the public health care system by focusing directly on the needs of Ontario’s patients and families. “The people of Ontario deserve a connected health care system that puts their needs first,” said Elliott. “At the same time, ...

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Horwath – Municipalities deserve more, not less, from their provincial government

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath addressed the Ontario Good Roads Association conference today, Tuesday, February 26th, 2019, and said that New Democrats believe municipalities deserve more from the provincial government, not less.   In that address, she said she opposes both the cuts to the Ontario Municipal Partnership and the forced municipal amalgamations the Doug Ford government appears to ...

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Ontario NDP critic for Long Term Care renews call for standard of hands-on care

Teresa Armstrong, Official Opposition critic for Home Care and Long Term Care, is renewing the Ontario NDP’s call to establish a standard of hands-on care in long-term care facilities of at least four hours per day, on average.   Monday in question period, Armstrong urged the Ford Conservatives to pass without delay her private member’s bill, the Time to Care ...

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Mantha – Ford Conservatives forsaking northern children with autism

  During question period on Monday, NDP MPP Michael Mantha called on Doug Ford to stop his cuts to autism services that is leaving northern children with autism without the care they need, and making things worse for families in small communities. Mantha, the MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, shared the story of one northern family with the legislature. (link to video) ...

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TBSO appoints Maria Fuller as new Resident Conductor

After a rigorous selection process, TBSO’s Music Director, Paul Haas, is pleased to formally announce the two-year appointment of Maria Fuller as the orchestra’s new Resident Conductor. Ms. Fuller comes from a musical family, and began studying music in Saskatchewan at the age of four. In addition to conducting, she is an accomplished pianist and trumpet player. As a pianist, ...

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Michigan proves GM Jobs can be saved

There is hope: Oshawa’s General Motors (GM) jobs can be saved, but not if Doug Ford keeps refusing to fight for them. Michigan saw movement in the battle to save their Hamtramck GM plant Friday with the delay of its closure date.   “The Michigan government fought for their GM jobs and got results. But the Doug Ford government refuses to commit to saving Oshawa’s GM jobs,” said Oshawa’s NDP MPP Jennifer ...

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Sault College Students Shine at Special Olympics

Excitement was in the air at Sault College as some of our very own Special Olympians were celebrated for their outstanding performances in the recent 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Winter Games! Community Integration Through Cooperative Education (CICE) students Vincent Coccimiglio and Brandon Fortin competed in the games in curling and snowshoeing respectively, and Kelsey Barss was a flag bearer ...

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Marathon OPP – Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Male Arrested

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at approximately 01:05 pm The Marathon / Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a theft of fuel from the ESSO in White River. The vehicle was travelling westbound and described as a dark black or green Volkswagen Golf. Officers patrolled Highway 17 east of Marathon and observed a vehicle matching the description. ...

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