Provincial

Statement from the Premier on Remembrance Day

November 11, 2018 Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement for Remembrance Day: “Today, as we mark 100 years since the armistice that ended the First World War, I encourage all Ontarians to reflect on the bravery of our Canadian heroes, past and present, and the sacrifices they have made in the name of our peace and safety. Our ...

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Remembrance Day Statement from MPP Michael Mantha

Each year on November 11th, our solemn day of remembrance, Canadians exercise our duty and privilege in paying tribute to our servicemen and women. The only reason that we are able to enjoy this privilege is thanks to the inestimable price paid by so many of our fellow Canadians. November 11th, 2018 marks the centenary of the end of WWI. ...

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Remembrance Day statement from Andrea Horwath

Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement to mark Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, 2018: “This Sunday, the eleventh day of the eleventh month at 11 a.m., we mark 100 years since the guns fell silent at the moment the First World War came to an end. All of Ontario will join our fellow Canadians to pause in silence, ...

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Citizen rail advocates see CN takeover of SW Ontario line as trouble for VIA

As part of their observance of National Railway Day on November 7, the All Aboard St. Marys and All Aboard Northern Ontario citizens’ rail action committees are advising politicians to closely watch Thursday’s CN take-back of the Kitchener-London section of the Guelph Subdivision used by four of VIA Rail Canada’s Southwestern Ontario trains.  “We’d like to see this as a ...

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Premier Ford Announces Changes to Cabinet

Premier Doug Ford today met with the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to share his recommended changes to the Executive Council following the resignation of Jim Wilson as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Following his meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, Premier Ford announced the following changes to ministerial assignments within the cabinet. The Honourable Todd ...

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New rules and standards will reduce red tape surrounding how police record checks are conducted and disclosed in Ontario

Ontario’s Government for the People is protecting public safety and strengthening protections for privacy with new rules and standards that govern how police record checks are conducted and disclosed in Ontario. An amendment to a regulation under the Police Record Checks Reform Act will safeguard the privacy of the people of Ontario while protecting jobs in several smaller municipalities. “The ...

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Operation Northern Spotlight – 45 Ontario Police Services Work together

Members of police services throughout Ontario were able to ensure the safety of seven people who were in exploitative situations, including two under the age of 18 as a result of Operation Northern Spotlight, a coordinated, national effort to end human trafficking. Over a seven-day period, 45 police services across Ontario participated in the operation. Forty-five charges were laid against ...

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Premier Doug Ford on the 2018 Municipal Elections

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the municipal elections that took place across Ontario yesterday: “Yesterday, people across Ontario exercised one of our fundamental and important rights by voting in their local municipal elections. Campaigns connect us to our neighbourhoods and communities, and deepen our understanding of the people we share them with. I commend everyone who put ...

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Ontario Government Protecting Steel Jobs in SSM

Ontario’s Government for the People is protecting thousands of steel industry jobs in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding communities. This investment will support the healthy restructuring of Algoma Steel and provide a sustainable future, while supporting thousands of hard-working employees and pensioners in the North. Today, Premier Doug Ford visited Algoma to announce the government’s support in the form ...

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Fedeli’s Statement on Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018

Today, the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Finance Minister, made the following statement on the passage of the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018: “As a result of federal legislation, recreational cannabis became legal in the province of Ontario and across Canada today. With the passage of the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, the Ontario government will: Protect Ontario’s youth by ...

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Grand Council Treaty #3 stands up for Indigenous youths in health curriculum litigation

Grand Council Treaty #3 instructed lawyers on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to file a motion with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) seeking intervenor status in the litigation concerning the Ontario government’s rollback of the province’s Health and Physical Education curriculum – more conventionally known as ‘sex-ed’. “Last week at our Fall Assembly, the Treaty #3 Chiefs gave ...

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World Mental Health Day

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on World Mental Health Day: “Mental illness is a serious issue in our province, across Canada and around the world. It’s time to take the mental health of our young people, adults and families as seriously as our physical health. ...

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Doug Ford – Happy Thanksgiving

Today the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on Thanksgiving: “Thanksgiving is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It’s a time to be thankful for the good things in our lives. This year, I am thankful for the work of Ontario’s first responders, who are there to protect us when we’re in harm’s ...

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Prime Minister welcomes start of full construction on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge

The Government of Canada continues to support large, transformative infrastructure projects across the country. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the start of full construction on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, which will create thousands of new jobs during construction, and many permanent jobs once the bridge is operational.   The Windsor-Detroit trade corridor is the busiest commercial ...

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German Heritage Month and the Nine-Day Oktoberfest

In 2016, the House of Commons officially designated October as German Heritage Month, and the nine-day period starting the Friday before Thanksgiving as Oktoberfest. Canada is proud to be home to more than three million Canadians of German descent, one of the largest cultural communities in the country. From the arts to science, from sports to business, Canadians of German ...

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