Provincial

Premier must step in to help families in Neskantaga under state of emergency

Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa, the NDP’s Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic, is calling on the Ford government to take action to help the people of Neskantaga First Nation following the federal government’s refusal to evacuate families facing contaminated water flowing through their taps, after the community’s water pump and back up water pumps broke down.   “It is appalling that ...

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Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association launches digital marketing campaign

  The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (OMSPA) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a digital marketing campaign to promote the consumption of Ontario-produced maple syrup and the provincial event, Maple Weekend. Funding for the project was provided by the government of Ontario through its Rural Economic Development (RED) program. News of funding approval for the $18,000 project ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11

Today, Premier Doug Ford released the following statement in commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: “On this day, we honour the memory of the 3,000 innocent victims — including 24 Canadians — who lost their lives to terror on September 11, 2001. In addition to those Canadians lost in the attacks themselves, more than 150 ...

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Drivers can carry electronic proof of Auto Insurance

Changes by the Ontario Government now allows for drivers to carry electronic proof of auto insurance on their mobile device. “Our Government has committed to making life easier for Ontario people,” said Finance Minister Rod Phillips. “That is why this government is making auto insurance more convenient by giving drivers the option of showing their proof of auto insurance electronically, ...

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Wildfires are changing – New satellite will help monitor wildfires from space

Currently, in Canada, wildfires are managed using an approach known as ‘initial attack’, in which fires are detected early and fought quickly and aggressively with the objective of full suppression.   Though ‘initial attack’ is effective, firefighting crews can easily be overwhelmed if there is a large number of new fires. If crews cannot keep up, some of the fires ...

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Statement from the Minister of Education: Ontario’s First Day of School

The Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education issued the following statement about Ontario’s first day of school: “Today is the first day of school. It’s a tremendously exciting time for parents, educators, and students all across the province of Ontario. As Education Minister, one of my most important responsibilities is to make sure that the students of today get the ...

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Statement from Minister Lecce as Education Labour Collective Agreements Expire

Yesterday, August 31st, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the expiration of collective agreements between school boards and education labour partners: “Parents deserve predictability. They deserve to have peace of mind over the coming year. I stand with them and will be focused on delivering a deal that protects their children’s future, invests in ...

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First Year Investment of Ontario’s Four-Year Math Strategy Announced

Ontario’s Minister of Education announced the details of the new four-year $200-million math strategy to get back to basics and make sure students and educators have the math skills and resources to succeed in the classroom and beyond. “As the recently-released EQAO results confirm, our students are still struggling to meet provincial math standards,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. ...

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Ontario is Building Strong Partnerships with Municipalities

Today, Premier Doug Ford addressed the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference, where he committed to building strong, local partnerships with municipalities. Highlighting Ontario’s investments in local communities, Premier Ford committed to equipping local governments with what they need to build their communities from the ground up, deliver better value for taxpayers, and build for the future. “Our ...

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Premier Ford’s Address to AMO

Good morning. Thank you for that kind introduction. My friends, I’m so happy to be here today. I want to thank the entire AMO Leadership for all the hard work that went into this year’s conference…. And a special thank you to Mayor Jim Watson, an absolutely fantastic mayor… and the whole city council for hosting here in your beautiful ...

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Horwath shares vision for stronger communities

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath shared her vision for stronger communities in remarks Monday at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference in Ottawa.   “No matter what part of Ontario we live in, we all want similar things,” said Horwath. “We all want a future where municipalities continue to be the heart of life at home — ...

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OPP begin “Operation Safe Trucking” Campaign – August 18 to August 24

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have begun their Operation Safe Trucking Campaign which runs from August 18 to August 24, 2019. OPP statistics report that there have been  4,816 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) collisions so far this year (media release of August 16). Forty-six of those collisions resulted in fatalities, with two separate incidents collectively taking the lives of five people. This is ...

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