Ontario Announces Major Program Investment in the Skilled Trades
October 31, 2019
In the lead-up to National Skilled Trades and Technology Week, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced a record-level investment to support expansion of the province's Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program.
Ontario taking action to protect the environment and hold polluters accountable
October 31, 2019
Ontario's government is delivering on its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan commitment to hold polluters accountable, bring violators back into compliance quickly, and support local environmental projects.
Cutting Red Tape for Colleges and Universities
October 30, 2019
Ontario is putting students first by making it easier for Ontario's publicly assisted colleges and universities to offer new post-secondary programs.
Ontario Investing in Seniors Health and Well-Being
October 30, 2019
Ontario is committed to helping seniors keep active, healthy, safe, independent by investing $14.1 million to support more than 300 Seniors Active Living Centre programs.
Ontario Encouraging Families to Get Free Flu Shot
October 30, 2019
Ontario is reminding everyone about the importance of getting their free flu shot to protect themselves from getting the flu and spreading it to others.
Statement from Premier Doug Ford about the Transit Expansion Plan
October 29, 2019
"I made a commitment to the people of Ontario: to build more transit quickly, to reduce gridlock, boost economic growth and get people to work and home to their loved ones easier, safer, and faster." - Premier Doug Ford
Joint Statement by Ministers of Transportation on the Province's GTA Transit Plan
October 29, 2019
"Our government's goal has always been to get transit built faster, reduce gridlock and promote economic growth." - Caroline Mulroney and Kinga Surma, Minister and Associate Minister of Transportation GTA.
Ontario Making it Easier for Food Banks to Help Those in Need
October 29, 2019
Ontario is proposing changes to remove unnecessary barriers for food banks, not-for-profit organizations and charities to make it easier to help people in need.
Ontario Adopts New Animal Welfare System
October 29, 2019
Ontario is introducing legislation to better protect animals from abuse and neglect by proposing the strongest penalties in Canada for offenders, and a more robust enforcement system.
Making Ontario Work Better for People, Smarter for Business
October 28, 2019
The Ontario government is empowering people and getting out of the way of businesses. Creating good jobs, growing wages and increasing our standard of living.
Ontario Announces the Creation of Over 19,000 Child Care Spaces
October 25, 2019
Research shows a link between a solid foundation in children's early years and their long-term development and success. That is why Ontario is committed to improving access to child care.
Ontario Investing in Green Infrastructure to Help Smaller Communities
October 25, 2019
Ontario is bringing infrastructure investments to small communities, helping them rehabilitate critical water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and drive local economic growth.
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. 
Protecting Youth from the Dangers of Vaping
October 25, 2019
Ontario is taking urgent action to address the issue of youth vaping by banning the promotion of vapour products in convenience stores and gas stations.
Ontario Helping Make Municipalities Stronger
October 25, 2019
Ontario is providing up to $143 million to municipalities to help them lower costs and improve services for local residents over the long term.
Minister Lecce's Statement on Reducing Class Size
October 24, 2019
"My team is ready to continue meeting to negotiate a deal that is focused on our students, ensures our children remain in class, and provides the predictability our parents deserve." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Ontario Launches Building Smarter Government Initiative
October 23, 2019
The government will provide ongoing updates on the progress of "Smart Initiatives" and engage across government and the broader public sector to keep the public best informed on the policies being implemented in Ontario.
Ontario Working to Establish An Official Day of Action on Litter
October 23, 2019
Ontario is keeping our neighbourhoods, parks, and waterways clean and free of litter and waste by working to establish the province's first official day focused on the clean-up of litter on May 12, 2020.
Ontario Recognizing Outstanding Bravery of Paramedics
October 22, 2019
Ontario is honouring paramedics from across the province with the Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery.
More Transparent Electricity Bills Coming to Ontario Households
October 22, 2019
Effective November 1, 2019, the Ontario government is bringing more transparency to electricity bills by displaying the new Ontario Electricity Rebate and showing the true cost of power.
Ontario Boosts the Fight Against Crime with a $6 Million Investment in Police Services
October 22, 2019
The government is delivering on its plan to build safer and healthier communities by investing $6 million over three years to help police fight crime in priority areas.
Statement from Minister Yurek on Waste Reduction Week
October 21, 2019
"Waste Reduction Week is an opportunity to celebrate our environmental efforts, encourage innovative ideas and help us all to start thinking in a more environmentally conscious way."- Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Red Tape Reduction Ministry Launches New Webpage to Hear Directly from Business
October 18, 2019
The Ontario government has launched a new website inviting businesses to submit their ideas on modernizing regulations and reducing red tape, in an effort to help make the province open for business and jobs.
Ontario Investing $765 Million to Build New Public Safety Radio Network
October 17, 2019
The Ontario government announced agreement to reconstruct core infrastructure, replace outdated equipment and maintain the new radio network will help keep communities, front-line and emergency responders safe.
Ontario Providing More Support for Hospitals
October 17, 2019
Ontario is taking further action to end hallway health care by announcing additional funding of $68 million to support small- and medium-sized hospitals across the province.
Ontario Celebrates the Outstanding Contributions of Volunteers
October 16, 2019
Ontario's government is recognizing the outstanding contributions of more than 7,100 volunteers across the province through the Volunteer Service Awards.
Statement from Premier Doug Ford About Historic Transit Expansion
October 16, 2019
"I look forward to continuing our productive discussions with the City of Toronto to finalize an arrangement that will help us build more transit faster and provide a seamless and improved transit experience for riders throughout the GTHA."- Premier Doug Ford
Ontario Launches Unsolicited Infrastructure Proposals Framework
October 15, 2019
The Ontario government is launching a new framework for receiving and evaluating infrastructure proposals from the private sector.
Ontario Providing Tools to Help Make Remembrance Day and Memorial Ceremonies More Accessible for Everyone
October 11, 2019
The Ontario government has created a free resource to help groups and communities make their Remembrance Day and memorial ceremonies more accessible, for all those who wish to honour those who have served.
Ontario Leads National Job Growth in September
October 11, 2019
Statistics Canada announced this morning that employment in Ontario increased by 41,100 in September. Since June 2018, employment in Ontario has risen by 272,400.
Ontario Names Advisor on Public Health and Emergency Health Services Consultations
October 10, 2019
Ontario's government today announced renewed consultations with municipal governments and the public health and emergency health services sectors.
Joint Statement by the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions on Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 07, 2019
"By working together, we can better support Ontarians facing mental health and addictions challenges and help prevent suicides." - Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions
Statement by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, on Reaching an Agreement with CUPE
October 06, 2019
"The Government has remained a constructive force at the table with one mission in mind: keeping students in a safe and positive learning environment." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Honouring Ontario's Fallen Firefighters
October 06, 2019
"Today, we honour and pay tribute to the bravery, commitment and dedication of Ontario's firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting families, homes, and communities across the province." - Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General
Practice Your Home Fire Escape Plan
October 04, 2019
To mark Fire Prevention Week 2019, Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is encouraging families to plan and practice their home fire escape plans. 
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.
Ontario Repairing Roads and Bridges to Get People Moving
October 03, 2019
Ontario is putting people first by helping municipalities make roads and bridges safer. Applications are now open for the next round of the Connecting Links program for new projects starting in spring 2020.
Ontario One Step Closer to Creating 15,000 New Long-Term Care Beds
October 01, 2019
"Today's call for applications brings our government one step closer to fulfilling our commitment to create 15,000 new long-term care beds and redevelop 15,000 existing beds" - Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care.
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