Provincial

Premier Ford and Minister Wilson to Travel to Washington D.C.

Sep 17, 2018 @ 16:01 Premier Doug Ford and Jim Wilson, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, will travel to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 to meet with federal officials for an update on the ongoing NAFTA negotiations. While in Washington, the Premier and Minister will meet with members of the Canadian negotiating team for a formal ...

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Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health concerned about the risk of Salmonella illness from frozen raw breaded chicken products

Most frozen breaded chicken products available for sale in grocery stores in Canada contain raw chicken that can cause Salmonella illness and therefore pose an increased health risk to Canadians who handle, prepare or consume them. Such products include chicken nuggets, chicken strips, chicken burgers, popcorn chicken and chicken fries. Canadians need to be aware that even though these products ...

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Ontario Files Arguments to Challenge the Federal Government’s Carbon Tax

Sep 14, 2018 @ 12:51 Today, Ontario’s Government for the People took the next step in its fight against the federal government’s plan to impose a carbon tax on Ontario families and businesses. Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, announced that the government has filed a statement with the Court of Appeal summarizing the arguments it will make ...

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Horwath addresses caucus in Scarborough

Andrea Horwath gathered the NDP caucus in Scarborough Friday, delivering a leader’s report in which she said the role of the Official Opposition in Ontario is as critical as it ever has been. “Doug Ford has attacked the courts. He’s attacked democracy. Now, he’s attacking any person in Ontario who dares to disagree with him,” said Horwath. “This week has ...

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Ontario Introduces the Efficient Local Government Act

Sep 12, 2018 @ 15:52 Today, Ontario’s Government for the People brought back Ontario’s Legislature and tabled the Efficient Local Government Act. If passed, the Act would invoke Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and ensure the City of Toronto’s wards and number of councillors are aligned to 25 prior to the municipal election on October ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford Honouring Heroes of the War in Afghanistan

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement today, on the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the United States: “Seventeen years ago today, the world was paralyzed after the brutal terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Almost three thousand people, including at least 24 Canadians, lost their lives in those attacks or onboard the ...

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Ford to call back Ontario Legislature and Invoke Section 33

Will call back the Legislature and invoke Section 33 of the Constitution to ensure the Better Local Government Act remains in effect as passed by Ontario’s democratically elected Legislature. Ontario Premier Doug Ford today announced that his government will take immediate action to ensure the Better Local Government Act remains in effect as passed by Ontario’s democratically elected legislature. “Canada’s ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – September 10, 2018

On the afternoon of September 10, there are 11 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 11 fires are under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. The fire hazard is currently low to moderate in most areas south of Hwy 11, while areas around and to the north of ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – September 6

On the afternoon of September 6, there are 24 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 24 fires are under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire is under control at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map of current travel restrictions visit Ontario.ca/forestfire. Although ...

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Minister Christine Elliott Delivers Opening Address at Ontario Hospital Association’s Health Care Leadership Summit

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, delivered her first keynote address to the Ontario Hospital Association’s (OHA) Health Care Leadership Summit, where she committed to work with the sector to improve the delivery of health care for the people. “The people of Ontario need to know that the government and their health care system are ...

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Statement from the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities – Back to School

Today the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Merrilee Fullerton, released the following statement as students go back to school: “I want to extend my best wishes to all postsecondary students heading back to class this week. “The start of a new academic year is an exciting time. As students immerse themselves in their studies, extracurricular activities, and social lives, ...

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Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education Welcomes Students back to school

Today the Honourable Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education, issued the following statement: “I would like to officially welcome all of Ontario’s students back to school. My hope for the 2018-19 school year is that students successfully continue on their academic journeys, and also use this opportunity to develop new hobbies and interests. Whether it’s academics, arts or athletics, we encourage ...

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Joint Statement by Premier and Labour Minister on Labour Day

The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and the Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour, issued the following joint statement on Labour Day: “It’s our privilege on behalf of Ontario’s Government for the People to help make our province the best place to work and live. Here in Ontario, we’re blessed with plentiful natural resources, a well-educated population, and a ...

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