Provincial

Wynne Liberals vote against NDP bill to end gasoline price gouging

Dec 14, 2017 @ 18:19 On Thursday, NDP MPP Gilles Bisson said that Kathleen Wynne has once again let down families by voting against NDP legislation to combat gasoline price gauging. “Today, the Wynne Liberals had a choice—to do the right thing and regulate the price of gasoline or continue to let families be gauged by gas companies and refiners,” ...

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As session ends, NDP keeps focus on health care and hydro

Dec 14, 2017 @ 10:34 For NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, the 2017 legislative session was all about families struggling to cope in overcrowded hospitals, and families struggling to pay their hydro bills – and at her final press conference for the session, she made clear that families that can look to her and the NDP for a plan that offers hope in 2018.   ...

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Kathleen Wynne refuses to ban pre-pay Hydro meters

Dec 14, 2017 @ 08:26 On Wednesday morning, Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government blocked an NDP bill to ban pre-pay hydro meters in Ontario and protect families from having their electricity cut off if they don’t feed the meter. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath asked for unanimous consent to allow her bill banning pre-pay hydro meters to become law before the legislature ...

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NDP demands to know how many students forced to quit college

Dec 11, 2017 @ 14:14 Ontario NDP Advanced Education Critic Peggy Sattler is demanding that the Wynne government come clean about the number of college students forced to drop out in order to receive a tuition refund for the semester damaged by Kathleen Wynne’s decision to allow a strike at Ontario’s colleges to drag out for five weeks. The NDP is ...

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Horwath tables bill to protect families from pre-pay hydro meters

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is introducing a new law to ban pre-pay hydro meters, protecting people from having the electricity cut off if they don’t feed the meter.   “When it comes to hydro bills, Kathleen Wynne has brought us one disappointment after another, from the sell-off of Hydro One to her $40-billion borrowing scheme that will send hydro ...

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Liberals vote to defeat NDP amendment to protect vulnerable road users

Dec 8, 2017 @ 20:47 NDP MPP for Parkdale-High Park Cheri DiNovo today said she was surprised and disappointed after Liberal members of the legislature’s Justice Policy committee voted to defeat an NDP amendment to Bill 174 that would have protected vulnerable road users.   “This would have saved lives,” said DiNovo. “It is surprising and disappointing that the Liberals ...

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NDP’s Hatfield introduces bill to create poet laureate in memory of Gord Downie

Dec 6, 2017 @ 09:02 Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Percy Hatfield introduced a Bill in Ontario’s Legislature Tuesday to create the position of Ontario’s first poet laureate.   The act names the position after Ontario artist, musician and activist Gord Downie, the late frontman of the Tragically Hip.   “Our country celebrated with the Tragically Hip knowing it was Gord Downie’s final ...

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Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown and Mayor John Tory Meet to Discuss Transit

Dec 2, 2017 @ 10:31 Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, today (December 1, 2017) met with Toronto Mayor John Tory to discuss how an Ontario PC government will make major investments in public transit to improve commuting times in the Greater Toronto Area. Rod Phillips, Ontario PC candidate for Ajax, also attended the meeting. “The people of Ontario rely on ...

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Conservatives, Liberals now in lock-step on hydro privatization

Nov 30, 2017 @ 08:40 On Wednesday, Patrick Brown’s Conservatives and Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals joined together to support Wynne’s hydro privatization, voting against a motion from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath to start undoing the damage of privatization.   “It’s troubling to people that Patrick Brown has decided to back Kathleen Wynne’s privatization scheme,” said Horwath. “With a privatized Hydro One, ...

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NDP to Begin Debate on Hydro One Privatization

Nov 29, 2017 @ 14:06 On Wednesday, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will initiate debate on a motion that forces all three parties to vote on whether Ontario will keep Kathleen Wynne’s privatized hydro scheme in place – or start reversing course and bringing Hydro One back into public hands.   “The effects of privatization are now evident,” said Horwath. ...

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Ontario to recognize 15 Southern Ontario Seniors with The Senior Achievement Award

Nov 28, 2017 @ 15:35 Tomorrow, the province of Ontario is recognizing fifteen seniors for their significant contributions to their communities and the province. The Ontario Senior Achievement Awards recognize people who have made outstanding contributions to their communities through voluntary or professional activities after the age of 65. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, and Dipika Damerla, Minister ...

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Making Child Care More Attainable and Affordable

Nov 26, 2017 @ 15:22 Today Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, announced that an Ontario PC government will introduce a new Ontario Child Care Refund for up to 75% of child care expenses, or up to $6,750 per child. “Families in every corner of the province are struggling to find child care. If they can find it, they struggle to ...

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PC ‘ la Garantie aux gens’

Nov 25, 2017 @ 14:32 Aujourd’hui, lors d’un discours prononcé au congrès politique du Parti PC de l’Ontario, le chef du Parti Patrick Brown a dévoilé la plate-forme du Parti, intitulée la Garantie aux gens. « La Garantie aux gens présente notre vision et notre plan pour apporter un changement qui fonctionne pour l’Ontario, a dit Brown.  Elle est au fond ...

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PC’s ‘The People’s Guarantee’

Nov 25, 2017 @ 14:32 Today in a speech delivered at the Ontario PC Party’s policy convention, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown unveiled the Party’s platform, called the People’s Guarantee. “The People’s Guarantee lays out our vision and our plan to bring change that works for Ontario,” said Brown. “At its core it’s very simple. It’s a recognition of the ...

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