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Ford Conservatives take dangerous new positions on private health care, LGBTQ youth

The NDP says new policies adopted by Doug Ford’s Conservatives at this weekend’s convention are dangerous. “The Ford Conservatives have opened up the debate and voted in favour of some very dangerous resolutions,” said NDP MPP Marit Stiles. “I don’t believe this stuff is what Ontarians voted for.” Stiles cited resolutions that open up Ontario to privatized health care, and ...

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NDP will table motion for broadband internet service throughout rural Ontario

NDP Deputy Leader John Vanthof will be tabling a motion on Thursday to bring in broadband internet service to support business and growth in rural Ontario. “Modern farms and rural-based businesses need as much technology as businesses in urban areas. Basic technology like broadband internet that is taken for granted in cities is just not available or affordable in rural ...

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Fatal Collision closes Hwy 11 for 6 1/2 hours

On November 12, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Kapuskasing officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Kitigan, Ontario.   The OPP have confirmed that the driver and lone occupant of the motor vehicle, Cindy PETIT, 43 years of age, ...

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Statement from the Premier on Remembrance Day

November 11, 2018 Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement for Remembrance Day: “Today, as we mark 100 years since the armistice that ended the First World War, I encourage all Ontarians to reflect on the bravery of our Canadian heroes, past and present, and the sacrifices they have made in the name of our peace and safety. Our ...

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Remembrance Day Statement from MPP Michael Mantha

Each year on November 11th, our solemn day of remembrance, Canadians exercise our duty and privilege in paying tribute to our servicemen and women. The only reason that we are able to enjoy this privilege is thanks to the inestimable price paid by so many of our fellow Canadians. November 11th, 2018 marks the centenary of the end of WWI. ...

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Remembrance Day statement from Andrea Horwath

Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement to mark Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, 2018: “This Sunday, the eleventh day of the eleventh month at 11 a.m., we mark 100 years since the guns fell silent at the moment the First World War came to an end. All of Ontario will join our fellow Canadians to pause in silence, ...

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Elliot Lake launches ‘Safe Trade’

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are happy to announce that Project Safe Trade is now available at the East Algoma OPP Detachment, 47 Hillside Drive North, Elliot Lake, Ontario.   Project Safe Trade is a community safety initiative that is “municipality driven” in keeping with the community mobilization concepts. The purpose is to create a “community safe zone” at an ...

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Citizen rail advocates see CN takeover of SW Ontario line as trouble for VIA

As part of their observance of National Railway Day on November 7, the All Aboard St. Marys and All Aboard Northern Ontario citizens’ rail action committees are advising politicians to closely watch Thursday’s CN take-back of the Kitchener-London section of the Guelph Subdivision used by four of VIA Rail Canada’s Southwestern Ontario trains.  “We’d like to see this as a ...

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Premier Ford Announces Changes to Cabinet

Premier Doug Ford today met with the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to share his recommended changes to the Executive Council following the resignation of Jim Wilson as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Following his meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, Premier Ford announced the following changes to ministerial assignments within the cabinet. The Honourable Todd ...

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Coast Guard units, partners crack down on illegal charters

The Coast Guard and Chicago-area partner agencies, including the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Chicago Police Marine Unit, cracked down on boat owners and operators conducting illegal charter operations on Lake Michigan in Chicago this summer, resulting in terminations, suspensions and fines.   Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor, working in close coordination with Coast Guard Investigative Service, conducted ...

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New rules and standards will reduce red tape surrounding how police record checks are conducted and disclosed in Ontario

Ontario’s Government for the People is protecting public safety and strengthening protections for privacy with new rules and standards that govern how police record checks are conducted and disclosed in Ontario. An amendment to a regulation under the Police Record Checks Reform Act will safeguard the privacy of the people of Ontario while protecting jobs in several smaller municipalities. “The ...

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VIA Rail Canada at 40: Four decades of cuts, heartbreak and lost opportunities

Forty years ago this Monday (October 29), VIA Rail Canada was born as an operating railway when it assumed the operation of The Canadian, the Super Continentaland the other remaining Western Canadian passenger trains from Canadian Pacific (CP) and Canadian National (CN). “The sad reality is the high hopes of the Canadian public and the railroaders who diligently maintained those ...

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