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346 Child Care Spaces Created in Burlington
October 25, 2019
A new report from the Ministry of Education shows that 346 licensed child care spaces were created in Burlington by public and/or private sector child care providers in 2018-19. Across Ontario, over 19,000 licensed child care spaces were created. 
Ontario Helping Make Municipalities Stronger
October 25, 2019
Earlier this year, the government conducted a review of Ontario's eight regional governments and Simcoe County. Over 8,500 submissions were received and the Special Advisors, Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling, attended nine in-person sessions and listened to ideas from individuals and organizations on how to improve their local governments.
Ontario Launches Free Online Driver’s Licence Check Service
October 04, 2019
Ontario’s government is making it easier for people to check the status of a driver’s licence by eliminating the $2 fee and modernizing the online service.
Investing in Ontario’s Culture and Tourist Attractions
September 27, 2019
The Ontario government is providing $1.98M to the Royal Botanical Gardens through the 2019-20 Repair and Rehabilitation Capital Program to ensure the largest botanical garden in Canada remains a world-class destination.
Ford Government Supporting Burlington Students
September 12, 2019
The Ontario government has given the approval to tender a $15M addition to Nelson High School and a $1M retrofit to Frontenac Public School. 
Ontario Expanding Telehealth Ontario to Include Smoking Cessation Services
September 11, 2019
Ontario is providing more comprehensive services for people trying to quit smoking by transitioning telephone-based services from the Smokers' Helpline to the Telehealth Ontario platform.
Ontario Announces Supports for Students with Special Needs
September 09, 2019
Ontario's government announced today a new policy directive in support of Ontario students with special needs to improve their access to service animals in schools. 
Cellphone Restriction in Classrooms to Take Effect this Year
August 29, 2019
Ontario's Minister of Education announced plans to move forward with restricting the use of cellphones and other personal mobile devices in classrooms beginning November 4, 2019.
Come Celebrate Canada Day at the RBG
June 26, 2019
To help celebrate Canada Day, the Government of Ontario is waiving the admission fee to the first 500 visitors at the Royal Botanical Gardens on Monday, July 1st.
Happy Pride to our LGBTQ2+ Community
June 22, 2019
Happy Pride to our LGBTQ2+ community in Burlington and all across Ontario! Together we can open the doors to a more inclusive tomorrow.
Setting the Record Straight on Bill 108
June 19, 2019
The provincial government firmly believes that growth should pay for growth. In passing Bill 108, we are moving towards a system where developers, not taxpayers, fund growth.
Ontario Protecting Athletes Through Concussion Safety
June 10, 2019
Ontario is making sport safer for competitive amateur athletes, children and youth and raising awareness about concussion safety.
MPP for the Day: Spring Deadline is May 27th
May 23, 2019
Are you a student in grades 6 to 10? Would you like to work alongside MPP Jane McKenna for a day? If so, the application deadline for our Spring Legislative Session is tomorrow, Monday, May 27th.
Ontario's government is committed to funding transit in Burlington
April 18, 2019
Today, MPP Jane McKenna sent a letter to Burlington Council providing details on the Gas Tax program for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
2019 Budget: Ontario's Plan to Protect What Matters Most
April 11, 2019
Ontario's 2019 budget is a comprehensive and sustainable plan that sets out a five-year path to a balanced budget to protect critical public services such as health care and education.
Ontario Taking Next Step in Building a Connected Public Health Care System for Patients
April 03, 2019
Ontario's Government is putting patients at the centre of the new integrated health care system.
Province Consulting with Parents on Enhancements to the Ontario Autism Program
April 02, 2019
Input will be used to determine how best to provide additional support to families based on the diagnosed needs of their child
Protecting Students From Sexual Violence
March 19, 2019
Today, Dr Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, released a summary of the 2018 Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey.
Minister Fedeli Comments on New Federal Budget
March 19, 2019
Today's federal budget threatens manufacturing jobs and small businesses in Ontario. This in addition to hurting hard-working families by imposing a job-killing carbon tax...
Saving Ontario Taxpayers a Billion Dollars Annually
March 18, 2019
Ontario's Government is making it easier and more efficient to do business with the province. Money saved helps protect education, health care and the vital services we depend on.
New Math Curriculum
March 15, 2019
TORONTO - Students and parents in Ontario can look forward to the implementation of stronger math, STEM, and financial literacy curricula, improved skilled trades opportunities, and a provincewide ban on cellphones in the classroom as part of the Government of Ontario's sweeping new vision for 'Education that Works for You,' Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education, announced today.
Minister's Statement Regarding Hydro One
February 21, 2019
TORONTO — Today, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford released the following statement on Hydro One executive compensation: "Ontario's Government for the People has taken decisive action to bring Hydro One's executive compensation in line with levels with comparable utilities. "After receiving a proposal last week that included a CEO compensation cap of $2.775 million, it is clear that Hydro One's Board of Directors has failed to take steps to adequately reduce compensation for both the CEO and themselves as board members. "Under the authority granted through the Hydro One Accountability Act, 2018, the Management Board of Cabinet has issued a directive requiring Hydro One to set a hard cap of $1.5 million per year in total maximum direct compensation for the next CEO of Hydro One.
Premier Ford Engaging With Key U.S. Partners
February 21, 2019
Premier attending National Governors Association’s Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. Office of the Premier TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford departs for Washington, D.C. to connect with trade partners from across the U.S. at the National Governors Association's Winter Meeting. "The Ontario-U.S. partnership is one of the greatest in the world. I look forward to meeting face-to-face with U.S. political and business leaders to talk about how we are making Ontario open for business," said Ford. "Building relationships, promoting trade and being open for business are crucial to supporting and creating good new jobs across Ontario."
Ontario Taking Action to Strengthen Protection for New Home Buyers
February 20, 2019
Province Transforms Tarion Warranty Corporation’s Broken System to Protect Ontario Families Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Ontario's Government is working for the people by protecting hard-working Ontarians when making one of the biggest purchases in their lives — a new home. The province is transforming Tarion Warranty Corporation and implementing initiatives to better protect purchasers of cancelled pre-construction condominium projects. "There are many families across the province who have faced difficulties over the years when seeking a solution from Tarion," said Bill Walker, Minister of Government and Consumer Services. "For our government one thing is clear, Tarion is broken. That is why I am pleased to announce that we are taking decisive action to put the people of Ontario first by transforming Tarion and strengthening consumer protection."
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