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Ontario Expanding Early Years Programming in First Nation Communities

Ontario Expanding Early Years Programming in First Nation Communities

Province Supporting More Children and Families in over 40 First Nations Ontario is expanding culturally relevant child and family programs for more than 1800 children and their families in over 40 First Nation communities across the province. As part of The Journey Together: Ontario’s [Read more]

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]

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]

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]

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement regarding recently-announced funding for the cleanup of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River: “After forty years and of living with the toxic legacy of the [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

To simply say the last few weeks have been jam packed here in Queen’s Park would truly be an understatement if ever there was one. And just to add to this excitement, I’m sure you are well aware Kathleen Wynne finally called for a long awaited by-election in Sault Ste. Marie after their MPP [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]

Walleye Spawning Beds To Be Improved Using Environmental Penalties Fund

UPDATE: Ontario Community Environment Fund (OCEF) Watersheds Canada has been awarded an OCEF grant of over $960 from funds collected from environmental penalties. The organization will use the funds to improve two existing walleye spawning beds on Twin Sisters Lake by first making an assessment of [Read more]

Northern Ontario Party Applauds Effforts of Labour Unions

Northern Ontario Party Applauds Effforts of Labour Unions

Submitted by Trevor Holliday,  Northern Ontario Party Leader The Northern Ontario party continues to support and applaud the efforts of all labour unions who fight to make Northern Ontario a better place to live and raise a family. Recently, Trevor Holliday the NOP party leader was able to visit [Read more]

MPP Mantha calls on Premier Wynne to Ignite the #RingOfFire (Video)

MPP Mantha calls on Premier Wynne to Ignite the #RingOfFire (Video)

QUEEN’s PARK, ON – After listening to serious concerns raised at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, which brings together the mining and finance industry, Ontario NDP critic for Northern Development and Mines Michael Mantha again demanded that Premier [Read more]

Hydro bills put community centres at risk

Hydro bills put community centres at risk

ECHO BAY, ON – On Saturday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath joined the leadership of Echo Bay, Desbarats, Bruce Mines, Hilton Beach and the Township of St. Joseph to speak out about skyrocketing hydro bills – which are putting their community hubs at risk. “The Johnson Township Community Centre [Read more]

Grassy Narrows Welcomes Wynne’s Clean-up Promise Calling For Swift Results

Grassy Narrows Welcomes Wynne’s Clean-up Promise Calling For Swift Results

Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister is responding today to a new commitment made on Friday by Premier Wynne to clean the English-Wabigoon River.  The river has been highly contaminated since 1962 when a paper company in Dryden began dumping 9,000 kg of untreated mercury waste into the river [Read more]

Statement from MPP Michael Gravelle Re: Temporary Leave

Statement from MPP Michael Gravelle Re: Temporary Leave

Over the past months I have been struggling with a feeling of uneasiness that I have not been able to shake. My doctor diagnosed me with depression last year. Since then, I have been grappling with this disease privately while maintaining, to the best of my ability, the work that I love to do as [Read more]

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