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Canada’s top 10 weather stories 2017

Canada’s top 10 weather stories 2017
Our climate is changing, and it’s happening here and now Worldwide changes in extreme precipitation and temperature are consistent with what we anticipate from global warming. Science is linking climate change with increased risk of forest fires, floods, heavy rains, and the most powerful hurricanes. Canadians experienced many of these extremes in 2017. As the Top 10 Weather Stories of... Read More

Ontario Lifts Financial Burden Off Families in Need with OHIP+

Ontario Lifts Financial Burden Off Families in Need with OHIP+
Province Helping Ontario Families Stay Healthy with Free Prescription Medication for Everyone Age 24 and Under Ontario is helping families afford the care they need to stay healthy by making prescription medications free for everyone age 24 and under. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, met with young mothers at Massey Centre in Toronto today, where he... Read More

OPP RELEASE REPORT ON POLICE PREPAREDNESS FOR RESPONDING TO ABORIGINAL CRITICAL INCIDENTS WITH THE FRAMEWORK

OPP RELEASE REPORT ON POLICE PREPAREDNESS FOR RESPONDING TO ABORIGINAL CRITICAL INCIDENTS WITH THE FRAMEWORK
Policy Directive Followed 2007 Ipperwash Inquiry ORILLIA – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the annual report on its Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents for 2016. Entrenched as an OPP critical policy since 2005, the ‘Framework’ guides the police response to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous issue-related conflicts. The release of this report is in keeping with the... Read More

Helping Families Save Money and Fight Climate Change At Home

Helping Families Save Money and Fight Climate Change At Home
Green Ontario Fund Offering Rebates for Energy-Efficient Renovations Ontario families can now access rebates to complete low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations to their homes through a new program from the Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. New GreenON Rebates will cover: Up to $7,200 off new insulation and a $100 rebate... Read More

Ontario Passes Legislation to Strengthen Transparency in Health Care

Ontario Passes Legislation to Strengthen Transparency in Health Care
Changes Include Greater Oversight of Long-Term Care Homes, Pharmaceutical Companies Ontario has passed legislation to enhance transparency, accountability and the quality of care across the health care sector, including greater oversight of long-term care homes and pharmaceutical companies. The Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 will ensure that the province’s health system continues to put patients and their families first... Read More

Ontario Passes Legislation to Build Better Communities and Conserve Watersheds

Ontario Passes Legislation to Build Better Communities and Conserve Watersheds
Ontario Overhauling the Land Use Planning Appeal System and Strengthening Conservation Today, Ontario passed legislation that will give communities a stronger voice in land use planning and better preserve our natural environment. The Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 will replace the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and help ensure that proceedings before the tribunal are... Read More