Provincial

MNRF Minister Jeff Yurek – Statement on Temagami Fires

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Jeff Yurek issued this statement today about the Ontario government’s response to the wildfire outside Temagami: “Our wildland fire and emergency response personnel are working closely with the Ontario Provincial Police, community leaders and other agencies to fight the fire near the Town of Temagami and make sure people move to safety. People in ...

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NorthEast Regional Fire Situation – July 9, 2018

By this evening, there were sixty-eight active forest fires across the Northeast. Twenty-six of these fires are not yet under control, while forty-two are either being held, under control or being observed. Restricted Fire Zone declared in Northeast Region Due to the extreme fire hazard, several recent periods of heavy lightning and the large number of wildfires burning, the Ministry ...

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Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory Meet to Discuss issues affecting Torontonians

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory held a meeting this afternoon to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the residents of Toronto. Following a productive discussion, Premier Ford and Mayor Tory committed to further collaboration around economic development, transit, housing, and addressing gun violence in Toronto. Both leaders agreed gun violence is an important issue and Premier Ford ...

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NE Region MNRF Forest Fire Update – July 9

Jul 9, 2018 @ 08:07 By early evening, there were seventy-eight active forest fires across the Northeast. Thirty-three of these fires are not yet under control, while forty-five are either being held, under control or being observed. Restricted Fire Zone declared in Northeast Region Due to the extreme fire hazard, several recent periods of heavy lightning and the large number ...

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Alan Spacek, Appointed to the Board of Directors of Contact North | Contact Nord

Contact North | Contact Nord Board of Directors and staff welcome new board member, Alan Spacek. “Alan’s extensive knowledge and experience in community development, post-secondary education and governance are very valuable as Contact North | Contact Nord plans its next major phase of development,” said Board Chair, Paul Taillefer.  “Contact North | Contact Nord is preparing for double-digit growth in the more ...

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Thursday Morning News – July 5

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 22. Humidex 26. UV index 9 or very high.   Marine – Strong wind warning in effect. Wind south 10 knots increasing to southwest 15 early this morning and to west 20 near noon. Wind diminishing to ...

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Horwath – Doug Ford governing by backroom deal?

  Doug Ford appears to be governing from backrooms, making changes to laws in secret, without disclosing who asked for those changes, or who he consulted with. Three separate regulations scheduled to come into effect over the long weekend were quietly postponed indefinitely, with no public notice.   “No one voted for business to be conducted in secret, behind closed ...

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Peter Tabuns questions firing of Ontario’s Chief Scientist

  “The revelation that Doug Ford his fired Ontario’s Chief Scientist, coming on the heels of his announcement last week that he will scrap the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science begs the question of whether or not Mr. Ford will run a government that believes in the value of science and scientific research.   The people of Ontario deserve ...

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Ford takes the side of scalper-bots

On July 1, a new law was to cap the price scalpers and their scalper-bots could charge for tickets at 50 per cent more than the ticket’s face value, but Doug Ford has quietly put an indefinite delay in place so resellers can continue to scoop up swaths of tickets and gouge families on their resale.   “Doug Ford has taken the ...

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Premier Doug Ford Announces the End of the Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax Era in Ontario

Ontario Premier Doug Ford today confirmed that, as the first order of business of Ontario’s Government for the People, his cabinet revoked the regulation that punishes Ontario residents at the gas pump through a wasteful cap-and-trade carbon tax regime; this measure comes into effect July 3, 2018. In order to fulfill this election commitment, the Government of Ontario will immediately ...

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Tuesday Morning News – July 3

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. 30 per cent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 25. Humidex 31. UV index 8 or very high. Marine – Wind south 10 knots becoming light early this morning then becoming southeast 10 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 Wednesday afternoon. Waves ...

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Doug Ford’s speech for the people on the front steps of Queen’s Park

Thank you, what a beautiful day it is today. Your honour, distinguished guests, colleagues, family and friends… to the people of Ontario, I stand before you today, truly humbled by the trust you have put in me, and intensely aware of the tremendous task that lies ahead. Just three short weeks ago, the people of Ontario voted for change, and ...

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Premier Doug Ford announces Parliamentary Assistants

Premier Doug Ford today announced Parliamentary Assistants each of whom will hold special responsibilities as part of Ontario’s Government for the People. “We are fortunate to have an all-star government caucus team who have the talent and experience necessary to deliver real results for the people,” said Ford. “Our Parliamentary Assistants will each hold key accountabilities to ensure we deliver ...

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Doug Ford Announces New Ministers

Doug Ford is today joining thousands of people on the front steps of Ontario’s legislature as Ontario’s first ever Government for the People is sworn-in. “I will never forget why I’m here: to work for the people of Ontario,” said Ford. “I promised the people that I would help make our great province the best place in North America when ...

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Premier-Designate Doug Ford will build Memorial to Honour Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan

Premier-Designate Doug Ford today committed to building Ontario’s first provincial public memorial to honour Canadian heroes of the war in Afghanistan. Ford made this announcement while addressing a joint Federal-Provincial-Territorial meeting with the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. “A new generation of heroes, who fought bravely against the terrorists of Al Qaeda and the Taliban, walk among us,” ...

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