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Barrick Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Barrick Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars TORONTO, ON — Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) (Barrick or the “Company”) announced Tuesday (September 12, 2017) that the Company has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 10th consecutive year. The Company [Read more]

Government Proposing to Create New Ridings in Northern Ontario

Government Proposing to Create New Ridings in Northern Ontario

Ontario Strengthening Representation for People in the North Ontario is taking steps to create additional ridings in Northern Ontario to improve representation and ensure that people across the North have a stronger voice in the provincial legislature. Today the government introduced legislation [Read more]

Ontario Releases 2016-17 Public Accounts

Ontario Releases 2016-17 Public Accounts

Province Balancing the Budget This Year, Helping Families Get Ahead Today the province released the Public Accounts of Ontario, showing that Ontario’s deficit for last year was $991 million–$3.3 billion lower than projected in the 2016 Budget and $0.5 billion lower than the interim [Read more]

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement.

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement.

THUNDER BAY, ON – Leaders from Webequie and Nibinamik First Nations are clarifying their position for community members and neighbouring communities today following the recent announcement by the Province of Ontario with Premier Kathleen Wynne. The two participating First Nations have signed [Read more]

MP Serré : Ring of Fire announcement will strengthen CLEER “supercluster” submission

MP Serré : Ring of Fire announcement will strengthen CLEER “supercluster” submission

MP Marc Serré elated with Ring of Fire Announcement as it will strengthen the CLEER “supercluster” submission which will benefit all of Northern Ontario NICKEL BELT, ON – Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, issued the following statement in response to recent news that the [Read more]

Could VIA Plans Spark Renaissance for Passenger Rail? (Version française inclu)

Could VIA Plans Spark Renaissance for Passenger Rail? (Version française inclu)

Via Rail’s proposal to create a dedicated passenger rail line from Windsor to Quebec City is encouraging for proponents of passenger rail.  For those looking to bring back services in Ontario’s north, the encouragement is tempered with some disappointment. That’s because, although the idea [Read more]

NDP: OLG Privatization Will Hurt Ontario Services

NDP: OLG Privatization Will Hurt Ontario Services

As the Wynne Liberals hand over the OLG’s GTA locations today, to B.C-based Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Toronto-based Brookfield Business Partners, the NDP is raising concerns over the effects of privatization — and the billions of dollars that will be going into B.C. bank accounts [Read more]

Brutal Treatment by CN Damaging VIA’s Canadian Across Canada

Brutal Treatment by CN Damaging VIA’s Canadian Across Canada

TORONTO, ON – During a summer when more Canadians and international travellers than ever are riding VIA Rail’s transcontinental train, the Canadian, CN is trashing the schedule and the reputation of what is regarded as the world’s finest long-distance passenger train. “The delays CN is [Read more]

Government of Canada Invests $15,000 to Dubreuilville Summer Festivals

Government of Canada Invests $15,000 to Dubreuilville Summer Festivals

$15,000 from the Government of Canada will support the Township of Dubreuilville’s efforts to expand its summer festival and national Strongman Challenge DUBREUILVILLE, ON – FedNor – The Government of Canada is investing $15,000 to enable the Township of Dubreuilville to grow its [Read more]

Government Can Easily Fix Regulatory Roadblock for Credit Unions (français inclu)

Government Can Easily Fix Regulatory Roadblock for Credit Unions (français inclu)

(Version française ci-dessous) Last month an advisory from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) placed onerous conditions on credit unions and seemed to be doing favours for Canada’s big banks in the process. The edict, which was slipped through on June 30th when [Read more]

UPDATE : Somber 3rd Anniversary of Suspension of Algoma’s Passenger Train

UPDATE : Somber 3rd Anniversary of Suspension of Algoma’s Passenger Train

UPDATE  (July 10,2017) : Due to scheduling conflicts, the media event in Sault Ste. Marie on July 12 will be postponed; however, the Hearst Media Event on July 14 is still happening. We will inform you of a new date as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. [Read more]

Government Invests $100,000 to Revitalize Thunder Bay’s Columbus Centre

Government Invests $100,000 to Revitalize Thunder Bay’s Columbus Centre

THUNDER BAY, ON  –  FedNor – The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to complete vital infrastructure upgrades to the aquatics facility at the Fort William Columbus Centre in Thunder Bay. Operated by the local Knights of Columbus who invest more than 30,000 volunteer hours [Read more]

Joint statement by Patty Hajdu and Don Rusnak on Softwood Lumber

Joint statement by Patty Hajdu and Don Rusnak on Softwood Lumber

Thunder Bay, ON – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, and Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, today issued the following statement following the imposition by the U.S. Department of Commerce of duties on imports of certain [Read more]

Minister Kathryn McGarry Re: Softwood Lumber Dispute

Minister Kathryn McGarry Re: Softwood Lumber Dispute

Statement from MPP Kathryn McGarry; “Our government fully supports our forestry sector and the critical role it plays in the success of the provincial economy. Generating over $15.5 billion in revenues and supporting approximately 172,000 direct and indirect jobs, the sector is a significant [Read more]

Ontario Standing Up for Forestry Sector and Northern Communities

Ontario Standing Up for Forestry Sector and Northern Communities

Province Introducing New Measures to Protect Good Jobs Premier Kathleen Wynne is standing with Ontario’s forest products workers and the communities that rely on this important sector. The Premier, along with Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry, is taking action to [Read more]

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