Provincial

Ontario Takes a Phased Approach to Cannabis Retail Licensing Due to National Supply Shortages

Today, the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General and the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Finance, released the following statement on changes being made to the licensing process for recreational retail cannabis stores in Ontario: “It is the federal government’s responsibility to oversee cannabis production and to provide a viable alternative to the illegal market by ensuring there is sufficient supply ...

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Marie & Joseph are among top Ontario Baby Names

Ontario’s Government for the People is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of recording baby names in Ontario. “Choosing a name for your child is an important and personal decision for all parents. The lists of top baby names in Ontario is one way to help parents choose a name for their baby,” said Bill Walker, Minister of Government and Consumer Services. ...

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OPP charge 23 with 156 offences including charges relating to the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drug & Substances Act (CDSA)

Several Ontario residents face numerous charges following a multi-jurisdiction investigation into trafficking of illegal firearms and illegal drugs in the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas of Ontario. Noting a rise in domestically-sourced guns, Project RENNER began in April 2018 as a high-level Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) investigation targeting an organized crime group that had been producing restricted and ...

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Ontario Scraps the Green Energy Act

Ontario’s Government for the People is delivering on its promise to repeal the Green Energy Act, 2009, that led to the disastrous feed-in-tariff program and skyrocketing electricity rates for Ontario families. “The Green Energy Repeal Act eliminates a piece of legislation that introduced disastrous changes to Ontario’s energy system that led to rising electricity rates for families and businesses,” said ...

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Hwy 69 Reopens

On December 6, 2018 shortly before 6:00 a.m., a member of the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving two commercial motor vehicles resulting in a chemical spill on the Key River Bridge in Key River, Ontario. The responding officer was exposed to a potentially hazardous chemical and was transported ...

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Ontario Government Responds to Auditor General’s 2018 Annual Report

Ontario’s Government for the People continues to take swift action to restore trust in the province’s finances by immediately responding to recommendations made in the Auditor General’s 2018 Annual Report. This year’s report urges the province to ensure that transparency and accountability is consistent across government programs and services. “The Auditor General has shed new light on the disappointing waste ...

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NDP says Taverner appointment raises concerns

Kevin Yarde, NDP critic for Community Safety and Correctional Services, released the following statement regarding the appointment of Ron Taverner as Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP):   “Police forces need to be free from political influence, real or perceived. The Official Opposition shares the concerns of Ontario people about the Ford government’s appointment of Ron Taverner to the ...

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Adaptive Management Study supports Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River water-outflow regulation plans in 2017

There were few surprises regarding how the plans used to regulate the outflows from Lake Superior and Lake Ontario performed during the record high rainfall and high water conditions of 2017. However, further data and assessment are needed to evaluate how the plans perform over the long-term, according to a report of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee ...

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Ronald Taverner is new Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police

Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Sylvia Jones announced the appointment of Ronald (Ron) Taverner as Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police yesterday, November 29, 2018. Superintendent Taverner was appointed by Cabinet, based on the unanimous recommendation of a selection committee comprised exclusively of members of the Ontario Public Service and supported by Odgers Berndtson, an executive search firm. ...

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Leader of the Official Opposition, the Hon. Andrew Scheer – GM Oshawa Closure

The Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, and the Leader of the Official Opposition, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, released the following statement today regarding General Motors’ suspension of operations in Oshawa: “Today’s news is a devastating blow to thousands of southern Ontario families who have relied for decades on the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa to provide a living. This closure represents the ...

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Andra Horwath on GM’s Oshawa Operation Closure

Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement Monday:   “Thousands of workers and their families have been devastated by the news that GM is leaving Oshawa, and my heart is with them on this difficult day. But I believe the Province of Ontario can, and must, do much more than extend sympathy. The province needs to fight like ...

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Ontario’s Government is Improving Fire Safety

The Ontario Government is taking action to protect communities and to address two critical issues in Ontario’s firefighting sector: fairness for professional firefighters; and the efficiency of the interest arbitration system. Minister of Labour Laurie Scott addressed the 66th Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs in Niagara Falls. Proposals developed by Minister Scott would protect “double-hatters” ...

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Premier Ford’s Statement on GM Oshawa Closing

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement today on the closure of the General Motors Oshawa Assembly Plant: “Today is a difficult day for the workers at the General Motors Oshawa Assembly Plant. It is a difficult day for the thousands of workers at hundreds of Ontario auto part suppliers that depend on the GM Oshawa Assembly Plant for much ...

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