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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Premier Wynne Thanks MPP David Orazietti

Premier Wynne Thanks MPP David Orazietti

Premier Kathleen Wynne issued the following statement regarding MPP David Orazietti’s resignation: “I want to thank David Orazietti for 13 years of dedication and leadership on behalf of the people of Sault Ste. Marie, and people all across Ontario. David and I were both first elected as [Read more]

MPP Micheal Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Micheal Mantha’s News from the Park

This week the province was shocked to learn of the tragic deaths of 8 Ontario nursing home residents at the hands of another. To make matters worse, the suspect is a caregiver in the employ of the long-term care facilities where the residents lived. Without doubt the sympathies of us all go out to [Read more]

Exploring Public Transportation in Northern Ontario – Share Your Input

Exploring Public Transportation in Northern Ontario – Share Your Input

Winter, summer, spring and fall, one of the most common topics for calls and letters my office receives is in regard to transportation concerns. This isn’t surprising given that so many of us have to travel often for business, recreation, medical and other reasons. People contact me to express [Read more]

NDP : Did Liberal Cabinet fundraising break the law?

NDP : Did Liberal Cabinet fundraising break the law?

QUEEN’S PARK, ON  – Ontario New Democrat Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh, (MPP, Bramalea-Gore-Malton) says Kathleen Wynne’s system of requiring Cabinet Ministers to use their ministerial portfolios in a fundraising quota scheme may have broken Ontario’s integrity laws. Singh has [Read more]

Dubreuilville Receiving Funds For New Landfill

Dubreuilville Receiving Funds For New Landfill

Projects Approved Under the Small Communities Fund Ontario and the federal government are providing 13 small communities with over $10 million to build and repair critical infrastructure and help create jobs across the province through the Small Communities Fund.Patricia A. Hadju, Federal Minister [Read more]

The Harsh Reality about Our Future

The Harsh Reality about Our Future

At face value free tuition for students sounds great. In fact, it seems too good to be true. New Democrats know that students have been trying to get assistance for post-secondary studies for years. At the end of the day, if it helps out the students, then we are all for it. However, as with [Read more]

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