Provincial

PC’s call for resignation of Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault

Oct 18, 2017 @ 11:28 In the wake of an explosive report from the Auditor General showing that Ontario families will pay an extra $4 billion for Kathleen Wynne’s expensive hydro scheme, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown called on Ontario’s Energy Minister to resign. “The Auditor General’s report was a scathing indictment of Liberal political corruption and their contempt for ...

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Wynne allowing private Hydro One to line the pockets of its investors at the expense of families: NDP

Oct 16, 2017 @ 16:51 During question period Monday, Ontario NDP Energy critic and Toronto—Danforth MPP Peter Tabuns demanded that the $2.6 billion tax benefit given to Hydro One by the government must result in lower electricity costs for Ontario families and businesses, not higher profits for private investors. That’s following an announcement by Hydro One that it will challenge ...

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Horwath Statement on departures of Matthews, Sandals

Oct 6, 2017 @ 21:16 Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement regarding announcements by two more of Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet ministers that they will not be running for re-election in 2018: “I’d like to thank both President of the Treasury Board Liz Sandals and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews for their years of public service. On behalf of ...

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Operation Impact

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be taking part in a National four day traffic safety initiative called Operation Impact over the Thanksgiving Long Weekend.   This initiative will have all police officers paying particular attention to motorists whose behaviours fall under four main categories: driving while impaired, not wearing seatbelts, aggressive driving and distracted driving. These four ...

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Statement from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on terrorist attacks

Oct 2, 2017 @ 12:35 “This morning, Ontario’s Members of Provincial Parliament will observe a moment of silence for victims of terrorism. I’m heading into the Assembly with a heavy heart, and my mind on those in Edmonton and Las Vegas who came under attack while they were simply going about their lives.   Hate, violence and prejudice have no ...

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Ontario Minimum Wage is now $11.60

Oct 2, 2017 @ 08:06 Ontario has increased the general minimum wage for the fourth consecutive year, bringing the minimum wage up to $11.60 yesterday October 1, 2017. This iss a part of Ontario’s plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. The general minimum wage will again increase to $14 on January 1, 2018, and to $15 on January 1, ...

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Taxpayer-funded, partisan ads misleading Ontarians

NDP Finance critic John Vanthof says the Wynne Liberals are misleading Ontarians with taxpayer-funded ads promoting the Liberals’ hydro borrowing scheme.   “Yesterday, the premier stated that the $5.5-million hydro ad campaign, which was designed to boost Liberal polling numbers, was important because people in the province needed to know the details about government programs that are in place,” said ...

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Andrea Horwath – Liberal response to the cost of hydro ads

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:12 Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement regarding the Liberal government’s response when the NDP revealed documents showing the government is spending $5.5 million on advertising to counter negative media coverage of high hydro bills: “The Wynne Liberal government is spending $5.5 million to counter people’s negative view of their high hydro bills. ...

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8th Annual Franco-Ontarian Day Statement

Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Francophone Affairs, released the following statement today: “As a Franco-Ontarian and, for the first time, as Minister of Francophone Affairs, I am especially pleased and proud to celebrate the eighth annual Franco-Ontarian Day.  Francophones are an integral part of our province’s history and they epitomize the richness and vitality of our society. As we commemorate the ...

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Statement on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Sep 19, 2017 @ 11:06 The following statement was issued today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a tragic and growing issue, one we are continuing to work diligently to combat. As part of our government’s commitment to openness, transparency and evidence-based decision-making, we are continuing to make relevant data widely ...

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Ontario Government Takes Measures to Make Drug-Impaired driving laws tougher

Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:13 To help keep roads safe, Ontario plans to introduce new measures to make drug-impaired driving laws even tougher. In Toronto today, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, announced that there are plans to introduce legislation that would increase the consequences and costs for those who drive under the influence of drugs, including cannabis. ...

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Hunting Begins – Remember Hunter Safety!

Sep 15, 2017 @ 12:55 The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind hunters that safety need to be the first priority when heading out into the outdoors this fall. There are a number of things hunters can do to keep themselves and those around them safe.  Some safety rules hunters are asked ...

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By turning her back on pensions, Wynne let Sears workers down

With Sears Canada in court today applying to scrap its pension, Ontario’s New Democrats are calling on the Wynne Liberals to finally take action protect Ontario workers and pensioners during bankruptcy proceedings.   “The Sears pensioners are getting the rug pulled out from under them and Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government is looking the other way,” said Ontario NDP Leader Andrea ...

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Ontario Providing $150,000 to Help Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today to announce Ontario’s support for relief efforts for people affected by Hurricane Irma: “On behalf of the people of Ontario, I extend our heartfelt compassion to all of the people who are suffering in the destructive aftermath of Hurricane Irma. With great concern, we continue to watch the disastrous effects of this ...

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Ontario Releases Safe and Sensible Framework To Manage Federal Legalization of Cannabis

In response to the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis by July 2018, Ontario is committing to a safe and sensible framework to govern the lawful use and retail of recreational cannabis as a carefully controlled substance within the province. Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance and Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, announced today ...

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