Provincial

To avoid a Sewage Back-up don’t treat your toilet like a trash can

  There is never a good time for a toilet to back-up in your home, or the sewer line for your apartment building, or your whole street. “But now, at a time when we are being quarantined or self-isolated at home due to COVID-19, nobody wants a situation that would force you out of your home where you are safest”, ...

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Ontario Government to transfer Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to Ontario Health

Ontario is building healthier and safer communities by taking further steps to end hallway health care and build an integrated, connected health care system. Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued a transfer order under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 to transfer the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to Ontario Health, the province’s new health agency. The transfer will take effect ...

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Ontario to Release 2020 Budget on March 25

Today, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, announced that the government will release its 2020 Ontario Budget on March 25. The Minister will share the next steps in the government’s plan to ensure every person in Ontario has the opportunity to grow and prosper. This year’s Budget will demonstrate progress on the government’s plan to put the province back on sound ...

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Statement from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services on Enhanced Licence Plates

Today, the Government of Ontario and 3M Canada restated their commitment to work in partnership to resolve issues that have been raised about the current Ontario licence plates. A solution is being implemented which includes a replacement plan for impacted licence plate holders. Government and Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson explained in a media release, “The Government of Ontario and 3M Canada ...

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Ontario Improving Moose Management Approach

John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced Ontario is taking action to improve the system for moose harvest management and ensure a sustainable moose population. “We’re taking a smarter approach to moose harvest management to deliver on our commitment to make moose hunting fairer and more accessible while ensuring the sustainability of our moose population,” said Minister Yakabuski. ...

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Province Working with Utilities to Improve Coordination for Priority Transit Projects

Following the signing of Memoranda of Understanding with select utility companies, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement: “As a key step that supports the objectives of the Building Transit Faster Act, the Province of Ontario and Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and Enbridge, signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) to improve coordination as we move forward in implementing the ...

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Province Kicks Off Ontario Heritage Week

The province is celebrating Ontario Heritage Week, highlighting the important history of local communities and the diverse heritage of Ontario. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, was at the Ontario Heritage Trust today to kick off the week and highlight the government’s more than $5-million investment in community museums and heritage organizations across the province. “Community ...

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Andrew Scheer Statement on Bell Let’s Talk Day

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today issued the following statement on Bell Let’s Talk Day: “Bell Let’s Talk Day is an opportunity for Canadians to raise awareness of the reality of mental health challenges. These challenges can take many forms and can impact people in so many ways. Mental health affects us ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on Bell Let’s Talk Day: “Every year, more than one million people in Ontario struggle with a mental health problem or illness. Mental health challenges can affect those closest to us – family members, friends, colleagues, and even ourselves. Today on Bell Let’s Talk Day, let’s make sure those struggling with mental ...

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Certain Milk Products Recalled

Yesterday, January 24th, Agropur Cooperative recalled certain milk products from the marketplace due to the presence of sanitizer. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. The following products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec. Recalled products Brand Product Size UPC Codes Sealtest Skim Milk 2 L 64420001412 FE 08 (1490) Sealtest Skim Milk 4 L 64420001405 1490 ...

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Ontario Government – Building Rural Ontario Together

Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced 27 joint projects to be funded through the Municipal Modernization Program at the 2020 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference which wrapped up in Toronto today. “Our government is working with our municipal partners to make life more affordable, deliver smarter government services, create a more competitive business climate and build rural Ontario ...

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ONTC & Teamsters Canada Rail Reach Tentative Agreement

Ontario Northland and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC MWED) are pleased to announce a tentative labour agreement has been reached. Teamsters Canada Rail Conference MWED represents over 125 employees maintaining 700 miles of track in the areas of northern Ontario and northwestern Quebec from Moosonee, Hearst, Timmins, Cochrane, Englehart to Rouyn-Noranda, North Bay and many ...

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Solicitor General Issues Statement about Emergency Alert from Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

The following statement was issued by the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General: “Earlier today, an emergency alert was issued by the Province of Ontario stating there was a situation at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The alert was issued in error to the public during a routine training exercise being conducted by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC). There was ...

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Minister of Education statement on EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the upcoming province-wide EQAO Grade 9 math assessment: “The EQAO Grade 9 math test provides valuable information to students, families, and the province about how students are performing in critical math skills and concepts. It also supports improved teaching and learning. It should not be in jeopardy for our students. ...

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Statement from Premier Doug Ford on the Fatal Plane Crash in Iran

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the fatal plane crash in Iran: “Today, we mourn the 63 Canadians and all of the other passengers and crew of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 who lost their lives suddenly and tragically while flying from Tehran to Kiev. My heart breaks for the families and loved ones of those who died. ...

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