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Premier’s Statement on Renewed Negotiations with the Ontario Medical Association

Premier’s Statement on Renewed Negotiations with the Ontario Medical Association
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today: “Ontario’s doctors are essential to the delivery of a strong and sustainable health care sector. As we work to deliver on our mandate in health care to improve access, reduce wait times and improve the overall patient experience, we will only be stronger with a productive relationship with Ontario’s physicians. Earlier... Read More

Ontario Continuing to Welcome Newcomers with Expanded and Modernized Immigration Program

Ontario Continuing to Welcome Newcomers with Expanded and Modernized Immigration Program
Province Attracting Global Talent, Helping Businesses Find Skilled Workers Ontario is continuing to help businesses attract the talented people they need to compete globally by accepting more skilled newcomers than ever before through its successful Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development,... Read More

Enhancing Police Response to Sexual Violence

Enhancing Police Response to Sexual Violence
Province Funding Projects Focused on Innovation and Supporting Survivors Ontario is supporting people who have experienced sexual assault through a program that builds partnerships between community and justice partners, front-line victim service providers and police services across the province.Fifteen two-year pilot projects have been selected that will provide a more compassionate, sensitive response when survivors of sexual violence come forward... Read More

OPP Officer Charged in Relation to Arrest of Woman in North Grenville

OPP Officer Charged in Relation to Arrest of Woman in North Grenville
Mississauga — The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Kemptville detachment committed a criminal offence in relation to the arrest of a woman in November of 2016. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer. The SIU investigation found the following: In... Read More

Inquest into the Death of Réjean Bernier Announced

Inquest into the Death of Réjean Bernier Announced
Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Réjean Bernier. Mr. Bernier, 61, died on July 17, 2014, as the result of injuries sustained while working on a construction site in Ottawa. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the circumstances... Read More

“Equal pay for equal work” finally a reality for LCBO retail workers

“Equal pay for equal work” finally a reality for LCBO retail workers
TORONTO – A historic arbitration award affirming the right to equal pay for equal work will boost the wages of thousands of casual workers at the LCBO, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) says. The union, which represents more than 7,500 LCBO workers, filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in 2013, arguing that the LCBO’s pay... Read More

Christmas 2016 was a record-breaker for Canada Post

Christmas 2016 was a record-breaker for Canada Post
OTTAWA – Christmas 2016 was a blockbuster for Canada Post, shattering every previous parcel delivery record. During the critical holiday period – which includes November, December and the first two weeks of January – the company played a central role in helping Canadian businesses grow through e-commerce. It set these and other delivery records: 26 days on which Canada Post delivered one... Read More

Parliamentary Secretary Sherry Romanado visits The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre to deliver valentines to Veterans

Parliamentary Secretary Sherry Romanado visits The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre to deliver valentines to Veterans
OTTAWA – Today, Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, helped long-term care providers at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre deliver Valentine’s Day cards to Veterans. Parliamentary Secretary Romanado met with the staff and Veteran residents, handed out Valentine’s and toured the facility. The Valentines for Vets program at Veterans... Read More