Provincial

Jack MacLaren, MPP (Carleton—Mississippi Mills) Joins the Trillium Party of Ontario

Jack MacLaren, MPP (Carleton—Mississippi Mills) has issued the following statement: “After months of deliberation and discussion with my constituents, I am pleased to announce that I have joined the Trillium Party of Ontario. I believe that I can better serve and represent the people of Carleton-Mississippi Mills as a member of the Trillium Party of Ontario. My campaign literature and ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Mid-Morning fatal Collision

On May 26, 2017, at approximately 10:20 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision east of Marathon on Highway 17, near Dunk Lake.   A single motor vehicle, a small 4 door car travelling eastbound, lost control and rolled coming to rest in the north side ditch. Emergency services including the ...

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OPP investigate two off-road vehicle deaths and lay numerous charges during the Victoria Day Weekend

May 25, 2017 @ 22:56   Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were kept busy on and off roads leading up to and over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, investigating two off-road vehicle deaths and laying numerous charges. During Canada Road Safety Week (May 16-22, 2017), the OPP laid close to 9,400 speeding charges, with an additional 165 street racing charges laid against motorists who ...

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Joint Statement on Opioid Data

May 25, 2017 @ 06:44 The following statement was issued by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health and Provincial Overdose Coordinator, and Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a growing and evolving problem, and one we are continuing to work diligently to ...

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Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn – Changing Workplaces Review Final Report

Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn issued the following statement in response to the final report released today: “The Government of Ontario released the Changing Workplaces Review final report this morning. This is Ontario’s first independent review in more than a generation to seek recommendations for legislative changes to the province’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act. I want to thank the special advisors C. ...

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Expanding Service Options for Children and Youth with Autism

  Ontario is giving families of children with autism more options for their children’s service by offering a new, permanent direct funding option, which will be implemented by the end of this year through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau made the announcement at Monarch House in Oakville today, speaking with families about ...

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Premier’s Statement on the NAFTA Renegotiation Notifications to Congress

  May 18, 2017 @ 12:47 Premier Kathleen Wynne issued this statement at 1:17 p.m., May 18, 2017.   “As Premier, I will always defend Ontario workers and businesses by fighting for free trade. Growing a healthy Ontario-U.S. trade relationship is good for both economies. We see this decision as an opportunity to look at how NAFTA could potentially be ...

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Province passes new budget – “Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017”

Ontario has passed the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017, which includes significant investments in health care and education, including free prescription medications for everyone aged 24 and under through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare, starting in January 2018. The 2017 Budget will help strengthen Ontario’s economy by investing in people, communities and businesses across the province. The government ...

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NDP to vote against Wynne hydro hike

May 16, 2017 @ 13:14 Premier Kathleen Wynne’s new hydro deal will cause hydro bills to soar – which is why the NDP will vote against the Liberal borrowing bill.   Last week, leaked secret documents from Wynne’s cabinet showed that the Liberal government’s plan to borrow billions of dollars will cause electricity bills to shoot up sharply after the ...

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Hallway medicine continues: Brampton family suffers heartbreaking effects of Wynne’s health care cuts

Wednesday during question period, Ontario NDP Health critic MPP FranceGélinas demanded answers from Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding the tragic case of 87 year old Ralfina Dillerop of Brampton, Ontario. Dillerop waited five long days in the Emergency Department at Brampton Civic Hospital, Ontario’s busiest ER, before finally being admitted to a bed. She subsequently passed away while receiving treatment at the hospital. ...

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Northern Committee Private Members Motion Passes in Ontario Legislature

May 10, 2017 @ 09:01 On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, John Vanthof (MPP, Timiskaming-Cochrane) moved a motion in the Ontario Legislature to create a Northern Committee of the Legislature. In his Private Member’s motion, MPP Vanthof proposed that the membership of this special interest committee would be comprised of MPPs from each Northern riding, including Parry Sound-Muskoka, and Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. The ...

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Questioning Continues about luxury Canada Goose Jackets

May 8, 2017 @ 21:00   Today, Ontario PC MPP Sylvia Jones questioned the Minister of Children and Youth Services on the Government spending $54,000 to purchase luxury Canada Goose jackets. “Friday you were forced to defend the indefensible – spending almost $54,000 dollars to purchasing luxury Canada Goose jackets for government officials. At the same time, the ministry was ...

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Ontario boosts funding for Mental Health Services & Supports

May 4, 2017 @ 08:36 As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is boosting funding for mental health services and supports for people across the province. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, were at the University of Toronto today to highlight $6 million in additional funding for ...

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Provincial By-election called in Sault Ste. Marie

May 3, 2017 @ 13:17 A writ was issued today under Section 9.1 of the Election Act for a by-election in the electoral district of Sault Ste. Marie. The byelection will fill a vacancy created in the provincial parliament. Under the Election Act, elections must be called on a Wednesday and held the fifth Thursday after the date of the ...

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