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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."
Ontario's Government Launches Data Strategy Consultations
February 05, 2019
Province takes steps to better equip for the rapidly advancing era of Big Data Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Ontario's Government is working for the People by seeking public input for a provincial strategy that will help Ontarians and businesses benefit directly from the data economy, while being confident that their privacy is protected.
Statement by Minister Jones on Animal Welfare in Ontario
February 01, 2019
Today, Sylvia Jones, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, issued the following statement about the Ontario government's decision to appeal the Superior Court of Justice's ruling on Bogaerts v. Attorney General of Ontario: "More than 60 per cent of Canadians have a pet in their home, and these pets are a part of our families. We recognize the importance of animal welfare for small animals and livestock. While our government has decided to appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal in the recent case of Bogaerts v. Attorney General of Ontario, that does not mean that Ontario's animal welfare regime cannot be strengthened and improved.
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