Provincial

Michigan proves GM Jobs can be saved

There is hope: Oshawa’s General Motors (GM) jobs can be saved, but not if Doug Ford keeps refusing to fight for them. Michigan saw movement in the battle to save their Hamtramck GM plant Friday with the delay of its closure date.   “The Michigan government fought for their GM jobs and got results. But the Doug Ford government refuses to commit to saving Oshawa’s GM jobs,” said Oshawa’s NDP MPP Jennifer ...

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Premier Doug Ford – Family Day

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on Family Day: “On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I want to wish you a very happy Family Day. I hope you can spend this special day enjoying quality time with your loved ones. Whether you’ll be out skating on one of our province’s many ponds or outdoor rinks, or cozying ...

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Celebrating 25 years of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions of the provincial government. Its tools provide the public with easier access to information about new laws and other proposals that affect the environment. It allows Ontarians to know about and contribute to ...

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Statement by Minister Sylvia Jones Honouring Police Heroes of the Danforth Shooting

Sylvia Jones, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, issued the following statement today: “While most of Toronto froze with terror upon news a gunman had opened fire on the Danforth on July 22, 2018, the brave men and women of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) raced towards danger to protect their fellow citizens.  “Although these heroes have had the ...

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Free Fishing on Family Day Weekend

Ontario’s Government for the People invites families to participate in free fishing on the Family Day weekend. From February 16 to 18, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence. “We want to encourage families to enjoy the outdoors by providing a fun and affordable way to connect with each other and ...

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Combined Police Services rescue 43 from Human Trafficking

  Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Barrie Police Service, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and community-based agencies have released more details of a labour human trafficking investigation with connections to central and eastern Ontario. Since 2018, police began investigating information that suggested Mexican-born workers were being trafficked and/or defrauded by a cleaning company based in Barrie. They had been brought to ...

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Statement from Andrea Horwath on the passing of Paul Dewar

Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition and Ontario NDP, issued the following statement on the passing of Paul Dewar, former NDP MP for Ottawa Centre: “In this difficult time, our deepest condolences go out to Paul Dewar’s wife Julia, his children Jordan and Nathaniel, and the many people who considered Paul a friend, a mentor and an inspiration. Paul ...

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Higher minimum wage meant more full-time jobs: Ontario NDP Jobs critic

Catherine Fife, Ontario NDP Employment and Jobs critic, released the following statement in response to labour market commentary from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO):   “The FAO’s labour market commentary shows that increasing Ontario’s minimum wage to $14 an hour meant higher wages and more full-time jobs. Women in particular benefited from last year’s wage increase as women’s ...

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Ford health care system privatizes some services, throws open the door to more

New documents obtained by the NDP show that Ford’s scheme for health care is a done deal, cooked up behind closed doors and already signed off. The plan sends critical health care services to the private sector, and opens the door to unprecedented involvement of for-profit, private corporations in health care.   On Jan. 31, the NDP released secret government ...

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Statement by Education Minister on Full-Day Kindergarten

Education Minister, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, issued the following statement: “We have been clear from the beginning that we are listening to parents and consulting with our education partners to modernize and improve Ontario’s education system from kindergarten to Grade 12. There has been speculation around the issue of full-day kindergarten. Let me be clear, we are absolutely committed to ...

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NDP calls for public inquiry into long-term care in Ontario

The NDP’s health care critic, France Gélinas, responded to a CBC Marketplace long-term care home investigation by calling on the Ford government to expand the Wettlafer inquiry to a broader public inquiry into the province’s long-term care system. Gélinas issued the following statement: “Families across Ontario are worried about their loved ones in long-term care homes. Too many seniors in our ...

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Premier Doug Ford on Black History Month

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, released the following statement to commemorate Black History Month: “Ontario’s Government for the People is proud to join with governments and community organizations across Canada to honour Black History Month, and commemorate the important role of the Black community in shaping Ontario. Throughout our history, members of ...

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Ontario to Invest up to $633 million towards Building CAMH’s two new facilities

Ontario’s Government for the People is delivering on its commitment to make mental health a priority by investing in essential mental health care infrastructure to ensure patients and families in the Greater Toronto Area have access to reliable, quality care when and where they need it. Today, Premier Doug Ford, accompanied by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health ...

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