Provincial

2017 Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Inductees & Award Winners

May 1, 2017 @ 07:50 The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame has officially opened its doors to welcome six sport legends. Their outstanding achievements in sport in Ontario are well documented and their election to the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame is richly deserved. 2017 Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Inductees: Paul Coffey, Hockey John Campbell, Harness Racing Bob Allan, ...

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Out-of-touch Wynne budget silent on Grassy Narrows contamination

Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:30   NDP Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell issued the following statement regarding the fact that the environmental contamination crisis at Grassy Narrows was not mentioned in yesterday’s provincial budget.     “Once again, we’re seeing that the Wynne Liberals have no plan in place to clean up the English-Wabigoon River. Wynne has no intention of offering anything at all to Ontario’s First ...

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Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown

  The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on Budget 2017: “For 14 years this Liberal government has made life harder. Today’s budget is more proof that Ontario families will continue to pay more and get less. This is not a balanced budget. The government is hiding a more than $5 billion dollar operational deficit through ...

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NDP: Wynne’s budget doesn’t undo the damage she’s done

Apr 28, 2017 @ 11:41 Showing how out of touch she is with Ontario families, Kathleen Wynne’s budget fails to undo the damage she has done to affordability for people, or the services they count on. “What’s clear from this budget is that Ontarians waiting for a $15 minimum wage will have to wait for a change in government,” said ...

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Province Introduces a Balanced Budget for a Stronger, Healthier Ontario

Apr 27, 2017 @ 19:28 Today, Finance Minister Charles Sousa released the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario, which includes significant investments in health care and education. Ontario’s first balanced budget since the global recession — thanks to a strong economy and responsible fiscal management — introduces free prescription drug coverage for everyone aged 24 and under, makes important investments ...

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Ontario Standing Up for Forestry Sector and Northern Communities, Introduces Measures

Apr 26, 2017 @ 09:31 Premier Kathleen Wynne is standing with Ontario’s forest products workers and the communities that rely on this important sector. The Premier, along with Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry, is taking action to support communities in light of the uncertainty created by the latest unfair actions in the softwood lumber dispute between the ...

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Premier Wynne – ‘Disappointed with US Tariffs on Canadian Softwood Lumber Exports’

Premier Kathleen Wynne issued the following statement responding to the announcement of new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S.: “On behalf of the people of Ontario, I am disappointed with the U.S. administration’s announcement of new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber. These tariffs unfairly target Ontario’s forest industry, putting it, and the workers and communities who rely ...

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Additional Charges laid in Human Trafficking Investigation

Apr 25, 2017 @ 12:36 Additional charges have been laid after Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) issued an appeal for potential human trafficking victims to come forward.   Earlier this month, an Oro-Medonte Township resident was charged with 21 criminal offences, including two charges related to human trafficking. At a news conference in Orillia today, Detective Staff Sergeant Scott MOORE of ...

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Ontario Boosting Respite Support and Training for Family Caregivers

Apr 25, 2017 @ 09:38 Ontario is making it easier for people who care for loved ones, with more respite services that allow people to take a break from their unpaid duties, increased education and training opportunities for caregivers, and a new, streamlined Ontario Caregiver Tax Credit. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and ...

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New Ontario Legislation Includes Rent Control Reform, Eviction Protections to Keep Rentals Affordable

Apr 24, 2017 @ 14:44 Ontario has introduced new legislation that would, if passed, help keep rental housing costs predictable and affordable while strengthening protections for tenants across Ontario. The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, would address rising rental costs faced by people in Ontario by expanding rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November ...

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NDP raises case of hydro bill topping 50% of income

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:20 Tuesday, April 11, 2017; during question period, NDP Energy critic Peter Tabuns grilled Premier Kathleen Wynne over her failure to take action on soaring hydro prices, raising the case of Krysta Meecham-Robertson, whose $800 per month income is more than half wiped out by a $450 monthly hydro bill.   “Premier Wynne hasn’t taken a dime off ...

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Put Consumers First

Apr 10, 2017 @ 20:42 Ontario passed legislation today that will strengthen consumer protection by introducing new rules for home inspections, door-to-door sales and payday loans. The Putting Consumers First Act will: Make it possible to ban unsolicited, door-to-door sales on prescribed household appliances such as water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners and water filters. Strengthen consumer financial protections through new rules for ...

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CHS dispute leaves Deaf and hard of hearing community without service

Apr 10, 2017 @ 19:40 During question period today, Ontario NDP Community and Social Services critic and Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky called on the Liberal Government to ensure all workers at the Canadian Hearing Society are given the opportunity to negotiate a fair deal.   “It’s now been over a month since workers at the Canadian Hearing Society were ...

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