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Ford government moves backwards on reconciliation with First Nations: NDP

On the first day of question period on Monday, Sol Mamakwa, NDP MPP for Kiiwetinoong, called on Premier Doug Ford to explain why he removed reconciliation from the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs and relegated the ministry to a part-time minister.   “Why did the Ford government drop reconciliation from the mandate of the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs  and what is behind ...

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Minister of Education Lisa Thompson on future consultations for Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum

“During the recent election campaign, we made a clear promise to replace the entirety of Ontario’s current sex-ed curriculum with an age-appropriate one that is based on real consultation with parents. “When Ontario voters chose their new government, they did so knowing that this was our intended course of action. “Throughout this process, our commitment to Ontario parents has remained ...

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The Government for the People Tables the Urgent Priorities Act

Today, The Hon. Greg Rickford, the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs tabled The Urgent Priorities Act, 2018, which, if passed, would enact or amend several Acts. The Urgent Priorities Act, 2018 would enact the Hydro One Accountability Act, 2018 which, if passed, would improve transparency and accountability at Hydro One, including addressing executive ...

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Ford friends and allies get special treatment, Ontario families pay the price

At the first question period for the new legislative session on Monday morning, official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath grilled Doug Ford for spending his first weeks in office cutting deals for insiders, lobbyists and friends he owes favours to.    “Instead of being a premier for everyone, we’ve seen Doug Ford making backroom deals that are driven by what’s best ...

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Statement by Minister Wilson on the U.S. s. 232 National Security Investigation

Today, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Jim Wilson issued the following statement: “Later this week, I will be travelling to Washington, D.C. during which time I will be vigorously advocating for the Canadian and American jobs that depend on our historic trading relationship.  I will be accompanied by Mr. Dean French, Chief of Staff to the Premier ...

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EUPT, USCG partner to improve winter ferry service in upper Michigan

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Eastern Upper Peninsula Transit Authority singed a Memorandum of Understanding with a unified goal of improving ferry service during the winter to the St. Marys River’s three island communities in upper Michigan, Friday. Capt. Marko Broz, commander, Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, and Pete Paramski, director of the EUP Transit Authority, signed ...

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OPP Identified deceased boater found after search in Georgian Bay

On Friday July 13, 2018 at approximately noon, members of the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began their search for a missing boater on Georgian Bay in The Archipelago Township, Ontario. An extensive search was conducted by members of the West Parry Sound OPP Marine Unit with the assistance of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre ...

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SSM Continues in Site Selection for Ferrochrome Production Facility

The City of Sault Ste. Marie’s submission is one of two selected by Noront Resources Inc. to move on to the next stage of the process to select a site for a Ferrochrome Production Facility. The Sault FPF Project team is looking forward to continue working with Noront. The City’s submission was based on comprehensive research and analysis by the ...

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Ford government leaves out northern, rural communities from Throne Speech: NDP

NDP MPP John Vanthof said that Doug Ford’s Throne Speech on Thursday left out northern and rural communities from his government’s plans.   “While northern and rural families were left with sky high hydro bills, overcrowded hospitals, dangerous roads, and fewer opportunities year after year, Doug Ford left out Northern Ontario and rural communities from his government’s priorities.   Doug ...

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Operation Safe Trucking

As we head into the weekend, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the motoring public about Operation Safe Trucking. This annual campaign focusses on enforcing rules of the road and moving violations, but specifically for Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV).   The OPP investigates thousands of preventable CMV collisions every year, making this a serious road safety issue.   In 2015 ...

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Mantha Responds to PC Throne Speech

After listening to the first PC’s throne speech, Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha said, “I am definitely disappointed but unfortunately not surprised. I’m disappointed both in the direction this new government has announced it is taking as well as the blatant backroom deal practices they are already employing.”  Mantha says the throne speech shows that Ontario is being dragged backwards by ...

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Joint Ministers’ Statement from Ontario and Saskatchewan on Immigration

The following statements were made today by Ontario and Saskatchewan at the conclusion of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Immigration: “While Ontario fully supports legal immigration and continues to fund a wide range of services to refugees and newcomers of all backgrounds, we will not be signing on to this communiqué. Instead, the Government of Ontario continues to call ...

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Ripping up contracts will cost Ontarians money, jobs and their environment

NDP Energy critic Peter Tabuns says Doug Ford’s latest attack on the environment – ripping up 758 renewable energy contracts – could cost thousands of jobs, hundreds of millions of dollars, and damage the quality of the air and water in Ontario.   “It’s Kathleen Wynne’s gas plants scandal all over again,” said Tabuns. “People don’t want to see our ...

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Ontario to Cancel 758 Energy Contracts to Bring Hydro Bills Down

Ontario ratepayers will benefit from $790 million in savings thanks to the Government of Ontario’s decision to cancel and wind down 758 renewable energy contracts, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford announced today. “We clearly promised we would cancel these unnecessary and wasteful energy projects as part of our plan to cut hydro rates by 12 per ...

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La pauvreté infantile demeure un énorme problème au Canada

En 1989, le Parlement a adopté à l’unanimité une motion demandant l’élimination de la pauvreté infantile au Canada d’ici l’an 2000. Cela a mené à la création de la Campagne 2000, un mouvement pancanadien d’éducation du public visant à sensibiliser la population à l’égard de la motion parlementaire et des efforts pour atteindre les objectifs fixés, et à obtenir un ...

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