Provincial

Province Releases “Build or buy a tiny home” Guide

The province is taking steps to help create more homes, and different types of homes, to give Ontarians more housing choices at a price they can afford. Tiny homes are less costly to build and maintain and can be more affordable than traditional housing. The Build or buy a tiny home guide offers practical advice about building or buying a factory-built tiny ...

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Premiers Ford, Higgs and Moe Sign Agreement on the Development of Small Modular Reactors

On December 1st, 2019, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe released the following joint statement: “Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick agreed today to work together to explore new, cutting-edge technology in nuclear power generation to provide carbon-free, affordable, reliable, and safe energy, while helping us unlock economic potential across Canada, including rural ...

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The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association move closer to strike position

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) met today with representatives of the government and Catholic school board trustees, to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement. A Ministry of Labour-appointed conciliator was present to assist with the talks. Seeing little prospect for further progress, OECTA has requested that the conciliator file a “no-board” report. “In spite of the challenges ...

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5-year e-scooter pilot begins January 1, 2020

Nov 28, 2019 @ 08:03 – As part of the government’s plan to help businesses expand and allow consumers and commuters more choice, Vijay Thanigasalam, Parliamentary Assistant to Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, announced a 5-year e-scooter pilot that will begin on January 1, 2020. E-scooters have the potential to help hundreds of thousands of commuters get to transit connections, reduce ...

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Minister of Education Statement on First Day of Work-to-Rule

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement on the first day of work-to-rule action: “I’ve been clear – I want to get deals that keep the children of this province in school. It is regrettable the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) have chosen to escalate to work-to-rule action, ...

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Province of Ontario to Expand Use of Off-Road Vehicles – Easier for riders to connect to trails in their communities

The Ontario government is putting people first by reducing regulatory burdens and removing barriers that will make life easier for off-road vehicle riders. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, was at Edge Performance in Bradford to announce plans to allow off-road vehicle riders easier access to roadways, connecting them to more trail networks in more communities across the province. “We know ...

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Ontario Launches Free Routine Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors

As part of its comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, Ontario is investing in programs that keep seniors healthy in their communities longer. Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain lead to more than 60,000 emergency department visits by patients, of which a significant portion are seniors. Many low-income seniors face challenges ...

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Province Helping Small Business Owners Succeed

Nov 13, 2019 @ 08:02 The Ontario government is lowering costs and eliminating unnecessary and outdated regulations for small business owners and entrepreneurs so they can invest in their businesses, attract new customers and clients, and transform their vision into a success. In Ontario, small businesses make up 98 per cent of all businesses and account for a third of ...

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Premier Ford on Remembrance Day

Today, Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on Remembrance Day: “Today, we pause for a moment of silence to pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our democracy, rights and freedoms. As Ontarians and Canadians, Remembrance Day holds special meaning for each and every one of us. For some, ...

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Remembrance Day statement from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement to mark Remembrance Day: “Today marks 101 years since the First World War came to an end. Ontarians will join Canadians in remembering the bravery and profound sacrifices made by the women and men who served our nation during the Great War, as well as all other wars, conflicts, peacekeeping and ...

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Ontario Helping Veterans and their Families Start New Careers

Ontario’s Government is piloting an innovative project to help members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) transition to civilian life. The pilot, known as Elevate Plus – Military, will teach former CAF personnel soft skills like conflict resolution, in addition to technical skills. It will also provide paid job placements. “Armed Forces members generally exit the service at an age ...

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Ford wrong to rip therapy away from survivors

Jill Andrew, Ontario NDP critic for Women’s Issues, called on the Ford government Thursday in question period to reverse cruel cuts to funding that helps survivors of crimes access therapy. Andrews’ call comes after some survivors of crimes, including survivor of historical sexual abuse Kelly Grenier, revealed that the Ford government abruptly cut off their therapy and other awarded services ...

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No end to Ford cuts in fall economic statement

With the Conservative Government’s Fall Economic Statement, Premier Doug Ford is not reversing his callous plan to fire 10,000 teachers and thousands of education workers, and he’s not releasing the brutal squeeze he’s put on health care. Instead he is barreling ahead with measures that will hurt students, seniors, patients, Indigenous people, and the environment. “Delaying, backtracking or softening $1.3 ...

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Ontario Government Beating Fiscal Targets While Investing in Priority Programs

Finance Minister Rod Phillips today released the 2019 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: A Plan to Build Ontario Together — which maintains the government’s commitment to balance the budget by 2023-24 through prudent fiscal management while making strategic investments in critical public services, and strengthening the conditions for job creation. The government is making steady progress on its plan. ...

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