Provincial

NDP tables bill for 30-day max waits for youth mental health

MPP Bhutila Karpoche, Member for Parkdale-High Park and Official Opposition critic for Mental Health and Addictions, tabled a bill last week that would cap the wait time for children and youth accessing mental health and addiction services at 30 days.   Right now in Ontario, one in five young people are living with mental health disorders that significantly impact their ...

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Thames Valley District School Board announces key projects postponed due to withheld funding by Provincial Government

The NDP and its London-area MPPs blasted Doug Ford’s cuts to London-area schools today in the legislature, calling them callous, and a case of misplaced priorities.   Parents and guardians from the Thames Valley School District Board (TVSDB) have learned that new schools and child care spaces slated for their communities were being delayed indefinitely by Ford. The TVSDB made ...

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Nipigon River Bridge Open to Four Lanes of Traffic

The province’s first cable-stayed bridge, located east of Thunder Bay at the Nipigon River crossing on Highway 11/17, is open to four lanes as of November 23rd, 2018. All westbound and eastbound lanes open starting today, allowing traffic to flow in all four lanes. The $106-million project was funded through the province’s Northern Highways Program. The structure consists of three ...

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Track My Plow now available on Ontario 511 website

On Friday, November 23rd, 2018, Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, visited a maintenance facility to announce that Ontario’s Government for the People is making the winter commute easier by allowing drivers to track their plow and plan their route all at one stop — the Ontario 511 website. “Keeping Ontario’s highways as safe as possible during winter weather conditions is ...

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Ford Conservatives take dangerous new positions on private health care, LGBTQ youth

The NDP says new policies adopted by Doug Ford’s Conservatives at this weekend’s convention are dangerous. “The Ford Conservatives have opened up the debate and voted in favour of some very dangerous resolutions,” said NDP MPP Marit Stiles. “I don’t believe this stuff is what Ontarians voted for.” Stiles cited resolutions that open up Ontario to privatized health care, and ...

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Statement from the Premier on Remembrance Day

November 11, 2018 Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement for Remembrance Day: “Today, as we mark 100 years since the armistice that ended the First World War, I encourage all Ontarians to reflect on the bravery of our Canadian heroes, past and present, and the sacrifices they have made in the name of our peace and safety. Our ...

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Remembrance Day Statement from MPP Michael Mantha

Each year on November 11th, our solemn day of remembrance, Canadians exercise our duty and privilege in paying tribute to our servicemen and women. The only reason that we are able to enjoy this privilege is thanks to the inestimable price paid by so many of our fellow Canadians. November 11th, 2018 marks the centenary of the end of WWI. ...

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Remembrance Day statement from Andrea Horwath

Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement to mark Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, 2018: “This Sunday, the eleventh day of the eleventh month at 11 a.m., we mark 100 years since the guns fell silent at the moment the First World War came to an end. All of Ontario will join our fellow Canadians to pause in silence, ...

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Citizen rail advocates see CN takeover of SW Ontario line as trouble for VIA

As part of their observance of National Railway Day on November 7, the All Aboard St. Marys and All Aboard Northern Ontario citizens’ rail action committees are advising politicians to closely watch Thursday’s CN take-back of the Kitchener-London section of the Guelph Subdivision used by four of VIA Rail Canada’s Southwestern Ontario trains.  “We’d like to see this as a ...

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Premier Ford Announces Changes to Cabinet

Premier Doug Ford today met with the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to share his recommended changes to the Executive Council following the resignation of Jim Wilson as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Following his meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, Premier Ford announced the following changes to ministerial assignments within the cabinet. The Honourable Todd ...

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New rules and standards will reduce red tape surrounding how police record checks are conducted and disclosed in Ontario

Ontario’s Government for the People is protecting public safety and strengthening protections for privacy with new rules and standards that govern how police record checks are conducted and disclosed in Ontario. An amendment to a regulation under the Police Record Checks Reform Act will safeguard the privacy of the people of Ontario while protecting jobs in several smaller municipalities. “The ...

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Operation Northern Spotlight – 45 Ontario Police Services Work together

Members of police services throughout Ontario were able to ensure the safety of seven people who were in exploitative situations, including two under the age of 18 as a result of Operation Northern Spotlight, a coordinated, national effort to end human trafficking. Over a seven-day period, 45 police services across Ontario participated in the operation. Forty-five charges were laid against ...

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Premier Doug Ford on the 2018 Municipal Elections

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the municipal elections that took place across Ontario yesterday: “Yesterday, people across Ontario exercised one of our fundamental and important rights by voting in their local municipal elections. Campaigns connect us to our neighbourhoods and communities, and deepen our understanding of the people we share them with. I commend everyone who put ...

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Ontario Government Protecting Steel Jobs in SSM

Ontario’s Government for the People is protecting thousands of steel industry jobs in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding communities. This investment will support the healthy restructuring of Algoma Steel and provide a sustainable future, while supporting thousands of hard-working employees and pensioners in the North. Today, Premier Doug Ford visited Algoma to announce the government’s support in the form ...

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Fedeli’s Statement on Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018

Today, the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Finance Minister, made the following statement on the passage of the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018: “As a result of federal legislation, recreational cannabis became legal in the province of Ontario and across Canada today. With the passage of the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, the Ontario government will: Protect Ontario’s youth by ...

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