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Newsroom : Ontario Completes Land Transfer for Creation of Rouge ...

CBC.caOntario has formally transferred more than 1600 acres of lands to Parks Canada for inclusion in Rouge National Urban Park - the first urban park...

Ontario Expanding Protection for Consumers Making Big Purchases

Ottawa CitizenOntario is introducing legislation that would, if passed, strengthen protection for consumers making significant purchases like buying event tickets or travel services, and purchasing...

Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on the Completion of the Stelco Restructuring

CBC.caCharles Sousa, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement on the completion of the restructuring of Stelco (the operating name of U.S. Steel Canada Inc.

Ontario Supporting New Community Services Hub in Durham

Ontario is helping to build a new facility in the Durham region that will provide a variety of services and supports for people under one...

Helping Communities Access Integrated Public Services

Ontario has launched a new program that will make it easier for community partners to offer health, social, cultural, recreational and other services for local...

Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of ...

Ottawa Citizen"I am pleased that the negotiating teams of the LCBO and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED) have been able to come to...

Ontario Equipping More Adults with Essential Job Skills for Free

CBC.caOntario is providing more free skills training for adults to help equip people with essential literacy, math, and digital skills and prepare them for the...

More Front-Line Workers for Every Community in Ontario to Combat Opioid Crisis

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was joined by John Tory, Mayor of Toronto at The Works Needle Exchange Program in Toronto...

Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on Court's Approval of Stelco Restructuring Plan

CBC.caCharles Sousa, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement on the court's approval of the plan for Bedrock Industries Group LLC (Bedrock) to purchase and...

Ontario Expands Access to Postsecondary Education in Milton and Brampton

Toronto StarOntario is expanding access to postsecondary education in Milton and Brampton, and supporting students with new learning options in their communities. Today, Deb Matthews,...

Ontario Investing $1.6 Million in Kawartha Lakes Boys and Girls Clubs

Ontario is investing $1.6 million to ensure The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes' facilities are in good repair and support its role as...

Newsroom : Ontario Keeping Children's Centres Safe and Accessible

Ontario is investing $16 million in more than 550 facility upgrades and repair projects at more than 140 community agencies across the province to help...

Statement from Brad Duguid on the Internal Trade Renewal Negotiations

Toronto Star"I am pleased to announce that Canada's ministers responsible for internal trade will submit to Premiers and the federal government, for their consideration, proposed...

Newsroom : Ontario Launches Public Community Meetings on Anti ...

Ontario is launching community meetings across the province to engage with the public and organizations on addressing systemic racism and eliminating ...and more »...

Statement from Tracy MacCharles on the Final Report by the Partnership Council on Employment Opportunities for ...

"I would like to thank the Partnership Council on Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities for their final report. Our government recognizes that including more...

Statement by Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, and Indira Naidoo-Harris, Associate Minister of Finance, on ...

CBC.caThere is an emerging retirement income challenge in Canada, and in Ontario. Workplace pensions are becoming less common and less adequate. Two-thirds of Ontario workers...

Minister Coteau to Make an Announcement

Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will attend the Diving Canada 2016 Olympic Diving Trials / National Championships and make an announcement regarding...

Ontario Proposing Changes to Cut Red Tape

Ontario is proposing changes to 50 different statutes to reduce regulatory burdens and practices that cost businesses time and money, while protecting environmental and health...

Ontario Sets Gender Diversity Targets

The committee, co-chaired by Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, and Tracy MacCharles, Minister Responsible for Women's Issues, includes Maureen Jensen, Chair and CEO of the...

Second Rural Ontario Summit on Youth Set for Late June

Leading up to the summit, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, has been holding roundtable discussions with mayors and youth across...

Ontario Announces Recipients of 2016 David C. Onley Award

The annual award -- named for Ontario's 28th Lieutenant Governor -- recognizes individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to raise awareness of...

Statement by Minister Yasir Naqvi on the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre Task Force Report

Ottawa Citizen"Today I received the report and recommendations from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre Task Force, which was comprised of ministry staff, local and provincial union...

Ontario Supporting Indigenous Sport Development

Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and David Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, will make an announcement about supporting the 2017 North American...

Ontario Invests $1.6 Million to Boost Tourism

Ontario is providing more than $1.6 million to 23 arts and culture organizations, helping them market and promote unique events and exhibits this spring and...

Statement by Finance Minister Charles Sousa on Moody's Credit Rating Announcement

CTV NewsCharles Sousa, Minister of Finance has issued the following statement in response to Moody's improvement of Ontario's outlook to Aa2 stable: "Following a thorough...

Ontario Begins Follow-Up Mission to China

Today, Deputy Premier Deb Matthews and Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade Michael Chan are beginning a trade mission to China to strengthen economic,...

Ontario Expanding Youth Opportunities Fund

Ontario is announcing the 31 grassroots projects that will receive $7.7 million this year from Ontario's Youth Opportunities Fund to help at-risk youth succeed. Tracy...

Ontario Showcasing Mining Industry at Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention

Today Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle officially opened the Ontario Pavilion. With 3,000 square-feet of space, Ontario is one of the largest...

Ontario Investing In Advanced Automotive and Transportation Sectors

CanadianManufacturing.comToday Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Brad Duguid was at Dynaplas Ltd., an auto parts company in Scarborough, to highlight Business Growth Initiative...

Ontario Establishing an Anti-Racism Directorate

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today that Ontario will establish an Anti-Racism Directorate to address racism in all its forms -- including individual, systemic and cultural.

Ontario Investing $1.6 Million in Sports Centre for At-Risk Youth

Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement today with Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Children and Youth Services, at the construction site for MLSE LaunchPad in Moss...

New Education and Business Agreements Announced in India

Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Brad Duguid, who is accompanying Premier Wynne on the mission, took part in the opening ceremony for Auto...

Statement from the Honourable Bob Chiarelli

BlackburnNews.com"Duncan Hawthorne's distinguished career and many years of leadership have left a lasting impression here in Ontario and across the international nuclear energy community. For...

Statement from the Honourable Bob Chiarelli

BlackburnNews.com"Duncan Hawthorne's distinguished career and many years of leadership have left a lasting impression here in Ontario and across the international nuclear energy community. For...

Joint Statement from Minister of Health and Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health on Zika Virus

Today, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care and Dr. David Williams, Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement:...

Statement from the Honourable Bob Chiarelli

"Ontario is pleased with the Federal Government's announcement of new principles and consultation processes related to decision-making on interprovincial pipelines. The responsibility for reviewing interprovincial...

Statement from Minister Deb Matthews and Minister Yasir Naqvi on OPSEU ...

"We are pleased that the parties have agreed to return to the bargaining table in an effort to reach a negotiated agreement. We expect these...

Statement from Minister Deb Matthews and Minister Yasir Naqvi on OPSEU ...

The North Bay Nugget"We are pleased that the parties have agreed to return to the bargaining table in an effort to reach a negotiated agreement.

Ministers to Make an Announcement

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Ted McMeekin and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Bill Mauro will be joined by David Crombie, chair of...

Ontario Building Capacity to Support Refugees

The table will be co-chaired by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, Michael Chan and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr.

Joint Statement by Chiefs of Ontario and Ontario Government on the "Leaders in ...

Joint Statement by Chiefs of Ontario and Ontario Government on the "Leaders in ...Youth member Jeremy Moonias from Sandy Lake said it was heartwarming to...

Proven Progress: Ontario's Plan Supports Growth, Builds for Future

Establishing a steering committee, co-chaired by Minister Sousa and the Minister Responsible for Women's Issues, Tracy MacCharles, to improve representation of women on boards and...

Honouring Ontario's Outstanding Seniors

It is the highest provincial honour for seniors. The awards were presented at a Queen's Park ceremony today by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor...

Ontario Forms Ministers' Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees

In addition to Ministers Chan and Hoskins, the committee also includes Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services; Deb Matthews, President of the...

Ontario Honours Veterans and Soldiers

Canada's veterans and soldiers are being honoured today at the province's official Ceremony of Remembrance at Queen's Park. Representing the Premier is the Honourable Michael...

Qu├ębec and Ontario Agriculture Ministers Partner on Building Agri-food Sectors

Jeff Leal, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Pierre Paradis, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Québec, met on November 9,...

Premier Wynne Leads Second China Trade Mission

There are 85 Ontario delegates on the mission. Also joining the Premier on the mission are Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Brad Duguid,...

Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Technical Briefing

This briefing is for background purposes only -- attribution, broadcast and publishing will not be permitted. Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American...

Ontario Making Unprecedented Infrastructure Investments in the North

Today, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Michael Gravelle, was in Thunder Bay at Tbaytel to announce a new investment of $749,679 through the province's...

Shopify Creates Jobs in Kitchener-Waterloo

Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Brad Duguid was in Kitchener-Waterloo today to congratulate Shopify on creating 300 new jobs in Ontario. Shopify...