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Launch of New Citizens’ Rail Passenger Advocacy Campaign

Launch of New Citizens’ Rail Passenger Advocacy Campaign

Press release from: All Aboard Northern Ontario New group escalates push to revive Northlander and improve other Northern Ontario passenger trains and feeder buses NORTH BAY, ON – All Aboard Northern Ontario, a new grassroots advocacy group, today launched its campaign for the restoration of the [Read more]

Future of Species at Risk Policy a Question of Credibility

Future of Species at Risk Policy a Question of Credibility

Ontario Forestry Coalition Says Fact-Based Arguments Should Trump Emotional Rhetoric KAPUSKASING, ON – A coalition of municipal leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and the forest sector are raising alarm bells that draft provincial species at risk policy will jeopardize jobs in northern and [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]

‘Selling public assets has no long term benefit’ says Hughes

‘Selling public assets has no long term benefit’ says Hughes

The more time Canadians have to unpack the Liberal commitment to invest in public infrastructure, the more it becomes obvious the plan is largely about turning tax dollars and public assets over to the private sector.  This for-profit investment model was never fleshed out during the election, [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]

Hughes ‘Labour Day reminds us, hard work is rewarded’

Hughes ‘Labour Day reminds us, hard work is rewarded’

How often have you heard someone say they are tired of politics, or that it is all the same and nothing ever changes?  As we approach Labour Day we should remember that so many of the gains we enjoy were hard-fought for and would never have come about if people succumbed to those sentiments.  [Read more]

New and Improved Schools Opening Across Ontario this Fall

New and Improved Schools Opening Across Ontario this Fall

54 Major Renovations, Additions and New Schools Will Support Student Learning Students across Ontario will be returning to class in new and improved learning spaces, with more than 50 new and renovated schools opening in communities across the province this fall. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of [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]

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Sign Historic Education Agreement

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Sign Historic Education Agreement

Province Working in Partnership with First Nations to Support Student Achievement An historic education agreement will support the achievement and well-being of Anishinabek students through enhanced collaboration between the participating First Nations and the Government of Ontario. Mitzie Hunter, [Read more]

Ontario Continuing Fight Against Invasive Species

Ontario Continuing Fight Against Invasive Species

Province Working With Partners to Create Awareness of Invasive Species and Protect the Environment Ontario continues to combat invasive plants and animals in order to protect the environment and allow people across the province to continue to enjoy rivers, lakes, parks and other green spaces. [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]

Celebrating Support for the Arts in Algoma-Manitoulin

Celebrating Support for the Arts in Algoma-Manitoulin

MPP Michael Mantha recognizes recipients of 2016-17 Ontario Arts Council grants The arts play a vital role in Ontario’s communities, enhancing our quality of life and delivering significant economic benefits. Ontario’s arts, culture and heritage sector represents $27.7 billion or 4.1 [Read more]

Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor on Visit to Learn about the North

Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor on Visit to Learn about the North

Article/Photos by  Sergeant Peter Moon is the public affairs ranger for the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group at Canadian Forces Base Borden. GREENSTONE, ON – Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, is on a three-day trip to learn what living in Northern Ontario is like. She spent [Read more]

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