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Statement by Minister Rickford on Aboriginal Veterans Day

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs issued the following statement on Aboriginal Veterans Day: “Lest we forget, each year the Ontario government recognizes the long and proud history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit contributions to the military history of Canada. Ever since distinguishing themselves fighting alongside British soldiers in the War of 1812, Indigenous people have demonstrated their ...

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Ford wrong to rip therapy away from survivors

Jill Andrew, Ontario NDP critic for Women’s Issues, called on the Ford government Thursday in question period to reverse cruel cuts to funding that helps survivors of crimes access therapy. Andrews’ call comes after some survivors of crimes, including survivor of historical sexual abuse Kelly Grenier, revealed that the Ford government abruptly cut off their therapy and other awarded services ...

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Ford’s Mini-Budget Fails Northern Ontario

The Ford government introduced its mini-budget today and it fails northern Ontario charged Steven Del Duca, Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate. Del Duca delivered his response to the Fall Economic Statement from Sudbury where he met with local Liberals and supporters. “Ford is a bull in a china shop, his ministers are so distracted by his tweets, his outbursts and scattershot ...

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No end to Ford cuts in fall economic statement

With the Conservative Government’s Fall Economic Statement, Premier Doug Ford is not reversing his callous plan to fire 10,000 teachers and thousands of education workers, and he’s not releasing the brutal squeeze he’s put on health care. Instead he is barreling ahead with measures that will hurt students, seniors, patients, Indigenous people, and the environment. “Delaying, backtracking or softening $1.3 ...

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Mamakwa calls on Ford government to respect treaties

During question period Wednesday, Sol Mamakwa, NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, marked Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario by calling on Doug Ford to honour the sacred agreements between First Nations and the Ontario government. “Across Ontario, people have gathered for treaty awareness events in schools, universities and public libraries. These events help the public have a better understanding ...

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Ontario Government Beating Fiscal Targets While Investing in Priority Programs

Finance Minister Rod Phillips today released the 2019 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: A Plan to Build Ontario Together — which maintains the government’s commitment to balance the budget by 2023-24 through prudent fiscal management while making strategic investments in critical public services, and strengthening the conditions for job creation. The government is making steady progress on its plan. ...

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L’Ontario souligne la quatrième Semaine annuelle de reconnaissance des traités

Greg Rickford, ministre des Affaires autochtones, a fait la déclaration suivante au sujet de la Semaine de reconnaissance des traités : « Cette semaine, l’Ontario souligne la quatrième Semaine annuelle de reconnaissance des traités en offrant aux gens l’occasion d’en apprendre davantage sur les traités en Ontario et sur leur place dans l’histoire et le patrimoine de la province. Notre gouvernement ...

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Ontario Marks Fourth Annual Treaties Recognition Week

Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs issued the following statement about Treaties Recognition Week: “This week Ontario is marking the fourth annual Treaties Recognition Week by supporting opportunities for people to learn more about treaties in Ontario, and their place in the province’s history and heritage. Our government is working with Indigenous and education partners to deliver treaty awareness events ...

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Ontario Marks Crime Prevention Week 2019

As Ontario marks Crime Prevention Week 2019, the government is reminding citizens about how they can help prevent crime, while also urging them to stay vigilant and be cautious of fraud. “While the police work hard to prevent crime and protect the people of Ontario each and every day, crime prevention does not rest on their shoulders alone. Everyone has ...

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Premier Ford – 39th annual Holocaust Education Week

Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on the 39th annual Holocaust Education Week: “This week, we stand together with Jewish communities around the province and the world as we remember the millions of men, women and children who were murdered during one of the darkest chapters in human history. This is a horror that we can never ...

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CUPE Central Agreement Now Ratified

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Council of Trustees’ Association (CTA): “I would like to congratulate CUPE and the CTA for the ratification of the 2019-22 central agreement. Our singular aim through this process was to keep students ...

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Information on nuclear power facilities, decommissioning regulations and spent nuclear fuel storage now accessible in new background report

At its September Executive Meeting, the International Joint Commission (IJC) approved release of an informational report, Nuclear Power Facilities in the Great Lakes Basin: Compendium of information related to the current status and decommissioning of Great Lakes nuclear power facilities to support the development of a Great Lakes Water Quality Board report. Thanks to industry and regulator cooperation, this Great ...

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Mantha tells Ford to stop blocking new doctors from practicing in Blind River

Algoma-Manitoulin NDP MPP Michael Mantha told Doug Ford Thursday that his government must stop blocking two new doctors from practicing in Blind River, after the Conservative government said they will not be able to practice for most of the winter.   “These two doctors are already practicing in Ontario, have their CPSO number and billing number, but they have to ...

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Nipissing West OPP Officers rescue driver from vehicle fire

  On October 30, 2019 at 2:50 p.m., officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle rollover collision on the northbound on-ramp to Estaire Road from Highway 69, City of Greater Sudbury. Officers arrived on-scene within minutes to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames with the lone occupant still ...

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Thunder Bay OPP continue investigation into Pedestrian Death

Oct 30, 2019 @ 07:02 On October 29, 2019, at approximately 5:21 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a motor vehicle / pedestrian collision on Highway 11/17, west of Fraser Road. A tractor trailer unit was west bound on ...

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