Provincial

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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Félicitations de la FMNO à Doug Ford, nouveau premier ministre de l’Ontario

Jun 22, 2018 @ 12:00 À la Fédération des municipalités du Nord de l’Ontario (FMNO), on profite de l’occasion pour féliciter le premier ministre désigné, M. Doug Ford et le Parti progressiste conservateur de l’Ontario pour leur récente victoire majoritaire aux élections provinciales. On a bon espoir que les quatre prochaines années seront porteuses de croissance et de confiance pour ...

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FONOM Congratulates Doug Ford on Being Elected Premier 

Jun 22, 2018 @ 11:45 The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Premier-designate Doug Ford and the Ontario Progressive Party with a majority win in the recent Ontario election. We are optimistic that the next four years will bring growth and confidence to our economy in Northern Ontario and across the Province. ...

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NDP says Ford’s anti-environment move comes with costs

Jun 18, 2018 @ 15:10 Doug Ford’s anti-environment crusade will put Ontario’s air, water and land at risk – and cost people and the province billions. Ford announced Friday he’ll remove the cap on how much industrial operations are allowed to pollute, despite having no plan for a replacement climate change strategy. “Does Doug Ford not believe in climate change, ...

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Premier-Designate Doug Ford Meets with Federal Counterparts & Commits to Protecting Ontario Jobs

Premier-designate Doug Ford met today with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, to discuss the ongoing NAFTA negotiations and how Canada and Ontario will work together to protect jobs, including the steel, aluminum and automotive jobs currently at risk. “I want to thank the Minister and the Ambassador for the productive ...

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Premier-Designate Doug Ford announces Transition Team

Today, Premier-designate Doug Ford announced his team that will oversee the transition into government. “We have a team that has already hit the ground running as we prepare to form government and deliver on our commitments to the people,” said Ford, in announcing the leadership of his transition organization. “This team has the judgement and experience necessary to ensure we ...

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Doug Ford to Become Ontario’s 26th Premier

Earlier today, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell met with Doug Ford and invited him to officially assume the position of Premier of Ontario and form a government. Premier-designate Doug Ford has selected a transition team and has already begun briefings on government activities and the decisions necessary to choose his Cabinet. The Premier and the Premier-designate have agreed that the transition ...

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Safe Boating Awareness Week (May 19th-25th, 2018)

May 16, 2018 @ 11:14   This Friday is the beginning of Safe Boating Awareness Week (May 19th-25th, 2018). Safe Boating Awareness Week provides boaters key reminders as they prepare to embark on another boating season. Wear Your Lifejacket – Legally you must carry one on board, appropriately sized for each passenger. But don’t just carry it, WEAR IT. Boat Sober ...

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Restricted Fire Zone – Northwest Region

May 16, 2018 @ 08:05 The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has issued a Restricted Fire Zone notice for the Northwest Region of Ontario. A Restricted Fire Zone is in effect when outdoor conditions are extremely dry, and/or when the number of fires occurring has stretched firefighting resources to capacity   A Restricted Fire Zone is a temporary ...

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