Provincial

Statement from Attorney General on Final Report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission

Aug 8, 2017 @ 14:18 Attorney General Yasir Naqvi released the following statement in response to the final report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission: “I would like to thank the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission for its work to ensure the voices of people living in Ontario’s north continue to be heard in the provincial legislature. Our government tasked the ...

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Wages dropping while costs and unemployment rise in Ontario

Aug 8, 2017 @ 09:24 New data shows that wages for Ontarians are dropping while the cost of living goes up, with full-time working women and young workers taking the hardest hit on their paycheques.   According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for July, the median weekly wage in Ontario was down $15.20 compared to the month before, a ...

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NDP Statement on Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care Facilities

Aug 4, 2017 @ 08:07 Ontario NDP Critic for Home and Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Affairs Teresa Armstrong has issued the following statement on the public inquiry into the safety of Ontario’s long-term care facilities:   “Today I attended the news conference in London announcing the details of the public inquiry into the safety of long-term care homes. It’s clear ...

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Slow Down, Move Over!

Aug 3, 2017 @ 21:41 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) this Civic Day Long Weekend (August 4, 2017-August 7, 2017) will be conducting a Slow Down, Move Over enforcement and education campaign. With heavy traffic volumes expected throughout the province, highways and roads will see a greater presence of roadside emergency vehicles, making it a particularly important time for drivers to ...

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OPP use Clay Facial Reconstruction in Hopes of Identification

  At a news conference today, the OPP in partnership with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service and the Office of the Chief Coroner unveiled a three-dimensional model of what is believed to be a young male. Police hope the reconstruction will prompt the public, friends, or co-workers from that time to provide new information to identify the individual and bring resolution ...

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Ontario to tranform early years and child care system with Dr. Cleveland’s Help

Jul 20, 2017 @ 16:47 The Ontario Provincial government has appointed Dr. Gordon Cleveland to lead a study that will create a child care system that makes child care universally accessible and affordable to all Ontario families. “I’m honoured to be part of Ontario’s plan to transform its early years and child care system – including this study, which will look ...

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Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy speaks on Avista purchase by HydroOne

Jul 19, 2017 @ 17:53 Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy, issued the following statement today in response to Hydro One’s announcement that the utility has agreed to acquire Avista, a utility company in the northwest United States: “Ontario is pleased to see today’s announcement of the proposed acquisition of Avista by Hydro One, as it is expected to deliver clear benefits ...

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Tragic Weekend claims seven travellers lives

Jul 18, 2017 @ 20:12 A particularly tragic weekend had the Ontario Provincial Police responding to four fatal collisions, which claimed the lives of seven people, including three motorcyclists.   In a triple-fatality incident on Saturday, a pick-up truck collided with a commercial truck in northwestern Ontario, killing all three occupants of the pick-up truck. Speed was a factor in the collision. The commercial truck driver ...

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Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Statement on U.S. Release of NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Jul 17, 2017 @ 22:13 Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today on the U.S. federal administration’s release of its negotiating objectives in advance of NAFTA renegotiations:   “As Premier, I am committed to standing up for Ontario workers and businesses. I see this as the next step in defending Ontario’s interests and strengthening our trading relationships across North ...

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Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, Will Close Lobbying Loopholes

    Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, has announced that an Ontario PC government will strengthen the lobbying rules so that former ministry staff cannot lobby for any company that dealt with their ministry.   “It used to be that if you worked hard and played by the rules, you could get ahead. That’s not the case in Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario,” ...

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No More Hidden Fees When Booking a Vacation

Jul 10, 2017 @ 22:46 Vacations should be relaxing, and planning one should be too. Ontario has taken steps to help people make informed decisions when booking travel by increasing consumer protection and transparency. As of January 1, 2017, Ontario travel agents and wholesalers are now required to display the total cost, including all taxes and fees, in any advertisements ...

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Safety First when Handling Fireworks!

The North West Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Canada Safety Council are reminding all residents to put safety first when handling fireworks.   With Canada Day long weekend approaching many people are getting ready to host firework exhibitions to celebrate. This is a great option to get out and enjoy the festivities, however the OPP wants to remind all ...

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NDP’s Sattler: Liberal school closures hurt communities across Ontario

Jun 28, 2017 @ 21:53 Peggy Sattler, Ontario NDP Education Critic and MPP for London West, issued the following statement:   “This morning’s announcement by the Minister of Education is cold comfort to communities across the province that have been hurt by Liberal school closures. Premier Wynne has done lasting damage by failing to properly fund Ontario’s education system and ...

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Statement from Patrick Brown on Northern & Rural Ontario Schools at risk of Closure

Jun 28, 2017 @ 21:43 Statement from Ontario PC Leader and PC Education Critic Patrick Brown on the government’s announcement about northern and rural Ontario schools at risk of closure:   “The Ontario PCs are proud to have led the charge against the government’s arbitrary and cold-hearted school closures.  But today’s announcement does nothing for schools in cities throughout the ...

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