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FONOM Pleased Ontario Government Investing in Transportation Services

FONOM Pleased Ontario Government Investing in Transportation Services

KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) commends the provincial government’s announcement to improve transportation services within and between communities across the North. The announcement to enhance bus services and implement the Community [Read more]

Ontario Government Expanding Bus Service Across the North

Ontario Government Expanding Bus Service Across the North

Province Increasing Travel Options in Underserved Areas Ontario is making it easier and more convenient for people to get where they need to go by improving transportation services within and between communities across Northern Ontario. Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, [Read more]

Home-grown Innovation Will Lead to Improved Health in Northern Ontario Communities

Home-grown Innovation Will Lead to Improved Health in Northern Ontario Communities

Government of Canada invests $1 million to develop remote sensing technologies to help monitor environmental impacts on human health THUNDER BAY, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) – Northern Ontario families will benefit from improved detection of [Read more]

Ontario Government Increases Financial Support to Communities

Ontario Government Increases Financial Support to Communities

KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is pleased with the provincial government’s announcement on November 20, 2017 to increase the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) by $5 million for 2018 to a total of $510 million in funding for 389 [Read more]

Ontario Children In Dire Need of Mental Health Supports

Ontario Children In Dire Need of Mental Health Supports

‘Kathleen Wynne lets down families counting on mental health supports for their children’ says NDP Children and Youth critic QUEEN’S PARK, ON – In question period on Tuesday, Hamilton Mountain MPP, Monique Taylor, the NDP critic for Children and Youth, demanded that the Liberal [Read more]

Small Business Owner Named NDP Candidate in TBay-SuperiorNorth

Small Business Owner Named NDP Candidate in TBay-SuperiorNorth

THUNDER BAY, ON – Sunday evening, Thunder Bay-Superior North NDP members nominated local small business owner Lise Vaugeois to represent their riding as the candidate in the next provincial election, set for June 2018. “As a small business owner I’m concerned about skyrocketing hydro [Read more]

New Democrats introduce comprehensive labour law reforms

New Democrats introduce comprehensive labour law reforms

Horwath determined to improve working conditions for all QUEEN’S PARK, ON – On Wednesday at Queen’s Park, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath tabled sweeping labour amendments aimed at improving the working conditions – fixing the areas in which Kathleen Wynne’s labour bill is [Read more]

Premier’s Statement on Visit of Senator Bernie Sanders

Premier’s Statement on Visit of Senator Bernie Sanders

Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement yesterday after meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders: “It’s an honour and a compliment that Senator Bernie Sanders chose to come to Ontario to learn more about single payer, universal health care. In our province, we take pride in a [Read more]

Hughes “Conflict of Interest Guidelines Need To Be Tightened Up”

Hughes “Conflict of Interest Guidelines Need To Be Tightened Up”

If we listen to corporate Canada we might believe the only possible future for pensions is to move away from the defined benefit model in favour of a defined contribution system, also known as targeted benefit plans. Under that system there is no guarantee of what pensioners will eventually [Read more]

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]

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