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Ontario Taking Next Steps to Identify Cannabis Store Locations

Ontario Taking Next Steps to Identify Cannabis Store Locations
Province Engaging All Ontario Municipalities as Part of Safe and Sensible Approach to Legalization Ontario continues to prepare for the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis by July 2018 by working with municipalities to identify possible store locations. In September, the province announced a safe and sensible framework to govern the lawful use and retail distribution of cannabis as a... Read More

Ontario Making G1 Written Test Available in Farsi

Ontario Making G1 Written Test Available in Farsi
Licence-Knowledge Test Will Be Offered in 21 languages to Support Newcomers, Improve Road Safety Starting next spring, Ontario’s written knowledge test for a G1 licence will be offered in Farsi, to support newcomers in learning the rules of the road and improve road safety. Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca was joined by Reza Moridi, MPP for Richmond Hill and... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on terrorist attack in New York City

Statement by the Prime Minister on terrorist attack in New York City
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement regarding the terrorist attack in New York City: “I am deeply grieved to hear of today’s terrorist attack in New York City. Canadians join me in offering our sincere condolences to those mourning the loss of family members and friends. We also send our wishes for a full recovery... Read More

Family Fun Day Returns to Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

Family Fun Day Returns to Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
Kingston – The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority hosts a special Family Fun Day on Sunday, Nov. 12, starting at 2 p.m. at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. CRCA staff will be on hand throughout the afternoon to suggest great hiking routes on the various trails, or you can take part in our ‘eyes only’ scavenger hunt. After your time outdoors,... Read More

CRCA ISSUES WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – FLOOD OUTLOOK

CRCA ISSUES WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – FLOOD OUTLOOK
KINGSTON – The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook today. Environment Canada is forecasting a significant rainfall event for Eastern Ontario, including the CRCA region, with 50 – 100 mm of rain expected.  Special Weather Statements have been issued for: Kingston – Prince Edward https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on26, South Frontenac https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on44, and Brockville – Leeds and Grenville https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on10, indicating the... Read More

Premier’s Statement on Visit of Senator Bernie Sanders

Premier’s Statement on Visit of Senator Bernie Sanders
Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today after meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders: “It’s an honour and a compliment that Senator Bernie Sanders chose to come to Ontario to learn more about single payer, universal health care. In our province, we take pride in a publicly funded health care system that is a true expression of our values of... Read More

Statement by Chief Charles Bordeleau on the Conclusion of OPP Investigation

Statement by Chief Charles Bordeleau on the Conclusion of OPP Investigation
Ottawa –  This morning, I received an investigative report from the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) on the conduct of nine Ottawa Police Service members during the SIU investigation of a tactical training incident in 2014. Three are members of the Senior Officers’ Association and six are members of the Ottawa Police Association. The investigation included interviews and a review of documents provided... Read More

Bill to Create Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Passes Second Reading

Bill to Create Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Passes Second Reading
Ontario One Step Closer to $15 Minimum Wage, Equal Pay for Part-Time and Full-Time Workers Today, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 passed second reading after debate in the Ontario Legislature.The bill, if passed, would create more opportunity and security for workers by: Raising Ontario’s general minimum wage to $14 per hour on January 1, 2018, and then to $15 on... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on Global Dignity Day

Statement by the Prime Minister on Global Dignity Day
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark Global Dignity Day in Canada: “Today, students across Canada and around the world will gather to mark Global Dignity Day. “Every person has the potential to transform the world around them for the better. No matter our age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or background, we all deserve... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Gord Downie

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Gord Downie
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Gord Downie: “For almost five decades, Gord Downie uncovered and told the stories of Canada. He was the frontman of one of Canada’s most iconic bands, a rock star, artist, and poet whose evocative lyrics came to define a country. “The Tragically Hip’s music invited... Read More