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Ontario to Recognize Outstanding Age-Friendly Communities

Ontario to Recognize Outstanding Age-Friendly Communities
Province Introduces New Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program Ontario is launching a program to recognize communities across the province that have made outstanding progress to be inclusive and accessible for people of all ages.Minister of Seniors Affairs Dipika Damerla made the announcement today at the Barrie Chamber of Commerce. The province’s new Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program recognizes communities and municipalities like... Read More

Prime Minister welcomes appointment of new Clerk of the House of Commons

Prime Minister welcomes appointment of new Clerk of the House of Commons
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed the appointment of Charles Robert as the new Clerk of the House of Commons. This appointment, which was approved by the House of Commons, is effective July 10, 2017. Mr. Robert’s public service career and his expertise in legislative procedure span more than 35 years. He recently served as interim Clerk of the... Read More

Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED)

Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED)
Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED): “I am pleased that the negotiating teams of the LCBO and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED) have been able to come to a tentative agreement. This is good news... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Fitr

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Fitr
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr: “Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr,also known as the festival of breaking of the fast. “Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important religious holidays for the Muslim community, and marks the end of the Islamic holy month... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on la Fête nationale du Québec and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

Statement by the Prime Minister on la Fête nationale du Québec and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on la Fête nationale du Québec and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day: “Today, on la Fête nationale du Québec, Sophie and I join our fellow Quebecers to proudly celebrate the unique history and identity of Quebec. As we gather with family and friends, we honour this proud and dynamic culture that makes... Read More

Statement from Minister Thibeault on the Ontario Energy Board’s New Regulated Price Plan Electricity Rate Announcement

Statement from Minister Thibeault on the Ontario Energy Board’s New Regulated Price Plan Electricity Rate Announcement
On Thursday,  Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy, issued the following statement in response to the Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) announcement to lower electricity prices for residential and small business customers on the Regulated Price Plan (RPP): “Premier Wynne committed to reducing electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for households across the province, and today represents the next stage... Read More

Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary with the 2017 Fun Pass

Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary with the 2017 Fun Pass
Two Kids Get in Free at 18 Popular Ontario Attractions This Summer The province is helping families celebrate Ontario’s 150th anniversary by expanding the Fun Pass for 2017. The Fun Pass includes coupons that give local elementary school-aged children free admission to 18 provincial attractions, such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre, Science North, Huronia Historical Parks,... Read More

Ontario Increasing Access to Technology at Public Libraries

Ontario Increasing Access to Technology at Public Libraries
Province Helping Libraries to Improve and Expand IT and Digital Services Ontario is helping people stay connected by increasing access to technology, digital services and training opportunities at public libraries in towns, cities and Indigenous communities across the province.Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport was at the Burlington Central Library today to announce a new investment that will... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on accomplishments made by the Government of Canada since January 2017

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on accomplishments made by the Government of Canada since January 2017
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement Thursday to highlight some of the accomplishments made by the Government of Canada since January 2017: “Last year, we raised taxes on the wealthiest one per cent so we could cut taxes for the middle class. We put more money in the pockets of nine out of ten families through... Read More

Expanding Access to Transition-Related Surgeries

Expanding Access to Transition-Related Surgeries
On Thursday, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on expanding access to transition-related surgeries in Ontario: “For some trans and gender-diverse people in Ontario, transition-related surgeries are necessary. Every person has the right to be who they are. Our health care system should reflect and support this, which is why our government is... Read More