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Statement by Education Minister on EQAO Results

Statement by Education Minister on EQAO Results
On Thursday, Education Minister, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, issued the following statement on the provincial EQAO results: “The EQAO assessment results released today prove once again that we must do better with respect to students’ math performance in Ontario. For the last five years, we have seen an overall decline in EQAO math scores. Half of Ontario’s Grade 6 students... Read More

Hydro One receives regulatory decision for acquisition of Orillia Power Distribution

Hydro One receives regulatory decision for acquisition of Orillia Power Distribution
TORONTO – Hydro One Inc. (“Hydro One”) received a decision this week from the Ontario Energy Board (“OEB”) upholding its decision to deny Hydro One’s proposed acquisition of Orillia Power Distribution Corporation (“OPDC”) from the City of Orillia, Ontario. “Hydro One is disappointed by this decision,” said Patrick Meneley, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Hydro One. “We will continue to... Read More

Ontario Freezing Driver Fees

Ontario Freezing Driver Fees
Scheduled fee increases for September will not go ahead OTTAWA — Ontario’s Government for the People took the latest step to provide immediate relief for taxpayers and make life more affordable for Ontarians. Today, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski announced that Ontario is freezing a number of driver fees that were set to increase on September... Read More

Promises Made, Promises Kept: Ontario’s Government for the People Concludes Summer of Unprecedented Activity

Promises Made, Promises Kept: Ontario’s Government for the People Concludes Summer of Unprecedented Activity
Historic changes will save families money, make life more affordable, and bring accountability to Queen’s Park TORONTO — Ontario’s Government for the People delivered on its promise to Ontarians and took decisive action to address urgent issues during its summer session. “In the last election we ran on our Plan for the People. And since being sworn into office on... Read More

Ontario Asks Federal Government to Pay Full Cost of Illegal Border Crossers — $200 Million and Counting

Ontario Asks Federal Government to Pay Full Cost of Illegal Border Crossers — $200 Million and Counting
Ontario taxpayers are feeling the impact of failed federal policies and the border crisis The people of Ontario expect their government to stand up for provincial interests, grow our economy and respect the taxpayer. The federal government’s policies, which allow thousands of illegal border crossers to enter our country without following the appropriate processes, are having a negative impact on... Read More

Ontario Announces Cannabis Retail Model

Ontario Announces Cannabis Retail Model
Combination of online and regulated private retail will prioritize child safety and work to eliminate the illegal market TORONTO — Following the federal legalization of cannabis on October 17, Ontario will immediately introduce an online retail channel for cannabis, to be followed by a private retail model by April 1, 2019.Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli and Attorney General Caroline Mulroney... Read More

Premier Doug Ford Announces Return of ‘Buck-a-Beer’ to Ontario

Premier Doug Ford Announces Return of ‘Buck-a-Beer’ to Ontario
Announces ‘Buck-a-Beer Challenge’ for brewers to lower prices in time for Labour Day PICTON — Beer fans across Ontario can officially start counting down the days until the return of ‘Buck-a-Beer’, the popular $1-per-beer price floor that delighted people across Ontario until it was canceled when the previous government abruptly introduced new beer price regulations.”We were elected on a promise... Read More

OPP LOOKING FOR DRIVERS TO “MOVE OVER” THIS LONG WEEKEND

OPP LOOKING FOR DRIVERS TO “MOVE OVER” THIS LONG WEEKEND
Leeds County – As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) gears up for a busy Civic Holiday Long Weekend, they are giving the public a heads-up on what dangerous driving habits they’ll be watching out for and what positive driving behaviours they will be expecting from motorists throughout Leeds County One important law the OPP will be looking for drivers to... Read More