Provincial

Safe Boating Awareness Week (May 19th-25th, 2018)

May 16, 2018 @ 11:14   This Friday is the beginning of Safe Boating Awareness Week (May 19th-25th, 2018). Safe Boating Awareness Week provides boaters key reminders as they prepare to embark on another boating season. Wear Your Lifejacket – Legally you must carry one on board, appropriately sized for each passenger. But don’t just carry it, WEAR IT. Boat Sober ...

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OPP endorse Visor Program to enhance Communications with Deaf Persons

May 10, 2018 @ 09:55   The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to continuous improvement and finding new ways to deliver services to meet the diverse needs of our communities. In partnership with the Ontario Association of the Deaf (OAD), the OPP has endorsed a visor card to assist a Deaf person to communicate with a police officer during ...

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FONOM Announces Leaders Debate Friday, May 11th in Parry Sound

May 5, 2018 @ 15:30 The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) and the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) are pleased to announce that Premier Kathleen Wynne, PC Leader Doug Ford and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will take part in a debate on Friday, May 11th at 11:30 am at the Charles W. Stockey Centre in the Town of Parry ...

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Doug Ford Announces that he will scrap ‘Cap & Trade Slush Fund’

Doug Ford announced yesterday, April 23rd that he would scrap the ‘Cap & Trade Slush Fund’. He had visited a gas station in Caledon. “There is a whole industry of special interests and lobbyists coming up with new names, and schemes to try to fool people into paying this new tax,” said Ford. “But the people will not be fooled, ...

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Andrea Horwath on Monday’s Deaths in Toronto

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement on Monday:   “Toronto, all of Ontario and the world has been rocked by devastating images of a massacre on Yonge St., and the horrific accounts of witnesses. Our hearts are with the nine who lost their lives, the survivors, and the loved ones that are left devastated, worried, and with troubling ...

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Ontario Liberal Party under investigation for campaigning on taxpayers’ dime

The Ontario Liberal Party is officially under investigation from Elections Ontario following allegations they’re campaigning on the taxpayers’ dime. Last week, the Ontario PC Party filed a formal complaint to Elections Ontario detailing how the Liberals have been holding campaign style announcements with government resources. On Friday, April 20th, Elections Ontario replied to the Ontario PC Party’s complaint in a ...

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Statement from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on Hydro One executive salaries

“Skyrocketing bills and outrageous executive salaries are a direct result of the privatization of Hydro One – which Doug Ford strongly supports. Firing every executive at Hydro One just creates a bunch of openings for more million-dollar executives to take their place, as long as it’s a private corporation.   The Wynne Liberals knew this would happen, and they privatized Hydro One ...

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Doug Ford has sent the following letter to the Premier ‘Liberal Hydro Mess’

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Dear Premier Kathleen Wynne, While you have been holding campaign-style media availabilities on the taxpayer dime, I have been criss-crossing the province and meeting directly with the people. I sit down with young families, small-business owners, and seniors, and I ask them, “what’s the biggest thing the government could do to make your life easier.” The ...

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15 years of damage to health care: NDP

NDP Health Care critic and Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas issued the following statement: “As premier, Kathleen Wynne has done real damage to the health care that people count on. Today, Wynne held a media event at a hospital to try to convince Ontarians that wait times for health care are fine. They’re not. For years, she has chosen to ...

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Doug Ford Pledges to Bring Jobs Back to Ontario

Doug Ford today visited a small manufacturing facility in Cobourg, Ontario where he announced the fourth of his five priorities in his Plan For the People of Ontario. Ford committed that an Ontario PC Government will take immediate action to Create Good Jobs, including bringing manufacturing jobs back to Ontario. “There is no secret to creating good jobs in Ontario,” ...

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NDP releases fully costed election platform

Apr 16, 2018 @ 13:40 With Andrea Horwath as premier, all Ontarians will have better health care and a more affordable life with pharmacare, dental care, more affordable education and free or low-cost childcare.   Horwath released her vision for Ontario on Monday with a fully costed platform in advance of the June election. “Now is the time for change for ...

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