Provincial

Horwath outlines plan to help rural Ontario thrive

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath addressed the leaders of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Tuesday, saying that Doug Ford must stop meddling in Ontario municipalities — and promised a bill to ensure that’s the case. Horwath outlined a way forward to help grow rural and northern Ontario with policies focused on jobs for young people, better infrastructure and ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on Bell Let’s Talk Day: “Mental health challenges can affect anyone, including those we love most. Unfortunately, the stigma around mental illness has forced many Ontarians to suffer in silence. That’s why I applaud Bell Let’s Talk Day for shining a spotlight on this important issue. It’s time to take mental health ...

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Déclaration de l’Opposition officielle concernant le financement de l’Université de l’Ontario français

À la lumière des dernières nouvelles concernant le financement fédéral de l’Université de l’Ontario français (UOF), la députée France Gélinas a émis la déclaration suivante : « Nous sommes heureux d’apprendre que l’UOF continuera à fonctionner et à développer le carrefour francophone avec une petite subvention du gouvernement fédéral. Cela ne signifie pas pour autant que l’avenir de l’UOF soit assuré. Ce ...

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Statement from the Official Opposition on the funding of l’Université de l’Ontario français

In light of federal bridge funding to continue l’Université de l’Ontario français planning over the next year, MPP France Gélinas released the following statement:   “We are pleased to learn that the l’Université de l’Ontario français will continue its hub development with a small grant from the federal government. This does not mean that the future of the francophone university ...

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Ontario Government Discusses How to Help Auto Sector Workers

Premier Doug Ford and Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, sat down with Unifor president Jerry Dias to discuss ways to help the thousands of workers affected by the recently announced GM plant closure in Oshawa. The men had a very constructive dialogue and discussed how they can work together to keep and create good manufacturing ...

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NDP supports groups’ legal challenge against Ford’s sex-ed repeal

The Official Opposition NDP said Wednesday it agrees with the arguments behind a court challenge trying to prevent Doug Ford from banning modern and updated sex-ed in Ontario schools. The NDP supports the groups’ assertions that the Ford government’s directive to teach an outdated curriculum violates rights and values protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.   The Canadian Civil Liberties ...

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Ontario Government is Seeking Input on How to Make Auto Insurance More Affordable

The Ontario Government, working for the people, is inviting drivers and consumers to share their views on how to lower the province’s auto insurance rates as part of its commitment to making life more affordable. “The previous government’s failed system of stretch goals on auto insurance is clearly broken.  Auto insurance rates in Ontario are among the highest in the ...

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Ontario Government Concludes Largest Consultation on Education in Province’s History

Ontario’s Government for the People has concluded the largest public consultation on education in the province’s history. This comprehensive education consultation had participation from parents, students, educators, employers and organizations from across Ontario. The consultation included more than 72,000 engagements across three different consultation channels, which included an open submission form, online survey and telephone town halls held in every ...

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Ontario Freezing More Driver and Vehicle Fees

Ontario’s Government for the People is taking another step to make life more affordable for taxpayers and businesses by putting a stop to driver and vehicle fees that were set to increase today on January 1, 2019. This is the second round of driver and vehicle fee increases that the Government for the People has cancelled. In September, fees for ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the New Year

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark the New Year: “As we welcome the arrival of 2019, Ontario’s Government is working for the People and renewing our commitment to make life better for families and businesses across this province and to restore integrity to our province’s finances. We will continue to work hard to put more money ...

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Special Advisor on Indigenous Affairs is Appointed

Ontario’s Government for the People has appointed Clifford Bull to the newly created role of Special Advisor on Indigenous Affairs. Mr. Bull, the former Chief of Lac Seul First Nation, will advise Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford on economic and social and jurisdictional issues affecting Indigenous communities. He will also serve as a liaison on behalf of Premier Doug ...

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New Brunswick joins Saskatchewan to Support Ontario’s Case Against Carbon Tax

Ontario’s Government for the People is gaining support across Canada in its fight against the federal government’s unconstitutional carbon tax. In addition to the Province of Saskatchewan, the Province of New Brunswick has now also joined Ontario’s challenge to the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, which is an unconstitutional, disguised tax. “The federal carbon tax will eliminate jobs ...

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