Provincial

Ontario Increases Maximum Fines

Dec 21, 2017 @ 08:21 As of December 14th, 2017, Ontario has increased the maximum fines for an offence under the Occupational Health & Safety. $25,000 to $100,000 for an individual or unincorporated business (which had not changed since 1979) $500,000 to $1,500,000 for corporations (which had not changed since 1990) In addition, Ontario has also changed the time limit ...

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Flooding at the Base of the Chippewa River

Dec 19, 2017 @ 02:23 Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was advised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) of flooding at the base of the Chippewa River.   OPP attended the area. There is no flooding on any roadway however several camps in the low lying area have been affected. Residence # 280 to #306 on ...

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Coast Guard urges caution around ice on the Great Lakes as temperatures rise

Dec 18, 2017 @ 14:48 The U.S. Coast Guard is encouraging people to exercise caution in the coming days around ice on the lakes and waterways in the Great Lakes region. Rising temperatures and scattered showers over the next several days can pose significant risks to ice-related activities as the ice weakens and can appear to be more stable than it is. People are reminded to ...

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NDP Education critic Peggy Sattler’s statement on college walkout

Dec 16, 2017 @ 13:37collc Ontario NDP Education critic Peggy Sattler issued the following statement regarding student walkouts at five or more colleges today:   “This student walk-out makes it clear that Kathleen Wynne is still letting students down. By underfunding colleges for years, Wynne caused an unprecedented strike. For five weeks, she failed to step in to get a ...

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Wynne Liberals vote against NDP bill to end gasoline price gouging

Dec 14, 2017 @ 18:19 On Thursday, NDP MPP Gilles Bisson said that Kathleen Wynne has once again let down families by voting against NDP legislation to combat gasoline price gauging. “Today, the Wynne Liberals had a choice—to do the right thing and regulate the price of gasoline or continue to let families be gauged by gas companies and refiners,” ...

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As session ends, NDP keeps focus on health care and hydro

Dec 14, 2017 @ 10:34 For NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, the 2017 legislative session was all about families struggling to cope in overcrowded hospitals, and families struggling to pay their hydro bills – and at her final press conference for the session, she made clear that families that can look to her and the NDP for a plan that offers hope in 2018.   ...

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Kathleen Wynne refuses to ban pre-pay Hydro meters

Dec 14, 2017 @ 08:26 On Wednesday morning, Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government blocked an NDP bill to ban pre-pay hydro meters in Ontario and protect families from having their electricity cut off if they don’t feed the meter. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath asked for unanimous consent to allow her bill banning pre-pay hydro meters to become law before the legislature ...

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NDP demands to know how many students forced to quit college

Dec 11, 2017 @ 14:14 Ontario NDP Advanced Education Critic Peggy Sattler is demanding that the Wynne government come clean about the number of college students forced to drop out in order to receive a tuition refund for the semester damaged by Kathleen Wynne’s decision to allow a strike at Ontario’s colleges to drag out for five weeks. The NDP is ...

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Horwath tables bill to protect families from pre-pay hydro meters

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is introducing a new law to ban pre-pay hydro meters, protecting people from having the electricity cut off if they don’t feed the meter.   “When it comes to hydro bills, Kathleen Wynne has brought us one disappointment after another, from the sell-off of Hydro One to her $40-billion borrowing scheme that will send hydro ...

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Liberals vote to defeat NDP amendment to protect vulnerable road users

Dec 8, 2017 @ 20:47 NDP MPP for Parkdale-High Park Cheri DiNovo today said she was surprised and disappointed after Liberal members of the legislature’s Justice Policy committee voted to defeat an NDP amendment to Bill 174 that would have protected vulnerable road users.   “This would have saved lives,” said DiNovo. “It is surprising and disappointing that the Liberals ...

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NDP’s Hatfield introduces bill to create poet laureate in memory of Gord Downie

Dec 6, 2017 @ 09:02 Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Percy Hatfield introduced a Bill in Ontario’s Legislature Tuesday to create the position of Ontario’s first poet laureate.   The act names the position after Ontario artist, musician and activist Gord Downie, the late frontman of the Tragically Hip.   “Our country celebrated with the Tragically Hip knowing it was Gord Downie’s final ...

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Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown and Mayor John Tory Meet to Discuss Transit

Dec 2, 2017 @ 10:31 Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, today (December 1, 2017) met with Toronto Mayor John Tory to discuss how an Ontario PC government will make major investments in public transit to improve commuting times in the Greater Toronto Area. Rod Phillips, Ontario PC candidate for Ajax, also attended the meeting. “The people of Ontario rely on ...

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Conservatives, Liberals now in lock-step on hydro privatization

Nov 30, 2017 @ 08:40 On Wednesday, Patrick Brown’s Conservatives and Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals joined together to support Wynne’s hydro privatization, voting against a motion from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath to start undoing the damage of privatization.   “It’s troubling to people that Patrick Brown has decided to back Kathleen Wynne’s privatization scheme,” said Horwath. “With a privatized Hydro One, ...

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NDP to Begin Debate on Hydro One Privatization

Nov 29, 2017 @ 14:06 On Wednesday, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will initiate debate on a motion that forces all three parties to vote on whether Ontario will keep Kathleen Wynne’s privatized hydro scheme in place – or start reversing course and bringing Hydro One back into public hands.   “The effects of privatization are now evident,” said Horwath. ...

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