Provincial

Premier Ford on Remembrance Day

Today, Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on Remembrance Day: “Today, we pause for a moment of silence to pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our democracy, rights and freedoms. As Ontarians and Canadians, Remembrance Day holds special meaning for each and every one of us. For some, ...

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Remembrance Day statement from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement to mark Remembrance Day: “Today marks 101 years since the First World War came to an end. Ontarians will join Canadians in remembering the bravery and profound sacrifices made by the women and men who served our nation during the Great War, as well as all other wars, conflicts, peacekeeping and ...

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Ontario Helping Veterans and their Families Start New Careers

Ontario’s Government is piloting an innovative project to help members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) transition to civilian life. The pilot, known as Elevate Plus – Military, will teach former CAF personnel soft skills like conflict resolution, in addition to technical skills. It will also provide paid job placements. “Armed Forces members generally exit the service at an age ...

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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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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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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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Ford must not delay help for North Spirit Lake First Nation under state of emergency

Sol Mamakwa, Kiiwetinoong MPP and NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic, issued the following statement after North Spirit Lake First Nation declared a state of emergency following a breakdown of its water system, and an escalation of an addiction epidemic. “We call on the Ford government to stop standing by and using the excuse of jurisdiction to not step forward ...

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Horwath – Time to recall Legislature and return to work

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says New Democrats are eager to return to the legislature and work for families after Premier Doug Ford went into hiding for five months.   “Five months ago, Doug Ford shut down the legislature and went into hiding to help his friends in the federal Conservative party. It didn’t work,” said Horwath. “While Doug ...

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