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Province Kicks Off Ontario Heritage Week

Province Kicks Off Ontario Heritage Week
Government continuing to support and conserve Ontario’s history through investments in community museums and heritage organizations TORONTO – The province is celebrating Ontario Heritage Week, highlighting the important history of local communities and the diverse heritage of Ontario. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, was at the Ontario Heritage Trust today to kick off the week... Read More

Premiering Ontario’s Film and Television Advisory Panel

Premiering Ontario’s Film and Television Advisory Panel
Panel members to advise on opportunities to grow province’s film and television industries TORONTO – The Ontario government is establishing a new Ministers’ Film and Television Advisory Panel to provide expert advice on ways to grow the film and television industries in Ontario.”Ontario is open for business, open for jobs, and open for film and television productions,” said Lisa MacLeod,... Read More

Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike

Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to strike escalation by the four teachers’ unions (OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA, AEFO): “Our focus is on keeping students in class, as they deserve better. That is why I am calling on the teachers’ union leaders to accept private mediation today and end this needless escalation. Parents... Read More

Ontario Confirms Resolved Case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Ontario Confirms Resolved Case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
TORONTO — Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed that the province’s third case of the 2019 novel coronavirus is now resolved: “On January 31, we reported a confirmed case located in London, Ontario. Additional testing has been conducted by both the Public Health Ontario Laboratory and the National Microbiology Lab (Winnipeg). The case has had two... Read More

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education
TORONTO – On Friday, February 21, elementary and secondary teachers and education workers represented by the four major education unions in Ontario will stand up to the Ford government’s education cuts by participating in a one-day walkout across the province. Members of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario... Read More

Minister of Education Welcomes Further Bargaining With AEFO

Minister of Education Welcomes Further Bargaining With AEFO
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to returning to mediation with AEFO: “We look forward to the opportunity to negotiate to reach a settlement that keeps students in class and ends the union-led disruption that is affecting so many students across the province. Parents expect all parties to meet at the negotiating table and have meaningful, student-centric... Read More

FORMER TAX LAWYER FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES

FORMER TAX LAWYER FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES
ORILLIA – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch have laid additional fraud charges against a former tax lawyer. As a result of the most recent investigation, the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch have charged 42-year-old Etienne GADBOIS of Brossard, Quebec, with the following: –      Fraud over $5000 –      False Pretences over $5000 –      Breach of Trust The accused is scheduled to appear at the... Read More

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend
TORONTO — The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card. “Our government is making it easier for families to spend quality time together while enjoying Ontario’s world-class lakes, rivers... Read More

Ontario Improving Access to the Right Care in the Right Place February 10, 2020

Ontario Improving Access to the Right Care in the Right Place February 10, 2020
New 9-1-1 Models of Care Part of Plan to Build Healthier Communities and End Hallway Health Care OTTAWA — As part of the province’s comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, Ontario is improving patient access to the right care in the right place by launching new 9-1-1 models of care so that paramedics have more options to provide safe... Read More

Ontario Launches Consultations on Expanding Cannabis Business Opportunities

Ontario Launches Consultations on Expanding Cannabis Business Opportunities
Province Looking to Offer More Choice for Consumers and More Business Opportunities The Ontario government is launching consultations in order to provide consumers more choice and convenience on cannabis while giving the private sector enhanced ability to compete against and combat the criminal market. “Ontario continues to take a responsible approach to cannabis retail sales across Ontario, allowing private sector... Read More