Charles Sousa

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Innisfil gets second-quarter payment from OLG

(blog) (blog)“Revenues from OLG gaming sites allow host municipalities to invest in and upgrade their infrastructure and support various community organizations and initiatives,” said...

Ontario will have to hike taxes or cut spending, watchdog warns ...

In a 65-page report to the Legislature released Thursday, the financial accountability office warned that Ontario's aging population will put a squeeze on ...Millennials will have...

Ontario government pledges 'further study' on insurance-type products covering new home warranties

If passed into law, Bill 166 would, among other things, “provide for two separate administrative authorities,” Government and Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles said Tuesday...

Sousa opens up $5M 'suggestion box' for budget ideas from the ...

It's the fourth year the Ontario government has asked for submissions on a budget website, but the offer comes with a catch that's designed, at...

Province to fast-track settlement of Tarion home warranty claims

“This has been a persistent issue that consumers, stakeholder and the media have been vocal about,” Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, said...

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...

Ontario proposes banning real estate agents from representing seller and buyer

Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles says the government wants to make sure that Ontario homebuyers are protected and not being harmed by unethical real estate...

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...

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 urges bigger businesses to hire person with disability

The Liberal government's call to action — released on Monday — is not binding, but Minister of Accessibility Tracy MacCharles says it could create about...

Can civility return to politics?

(blog) (blog)And it was delightful to see the faces in the crowd of several female MPPs, including Liberal Tracy MacCharles (Pickering-Scarborough East); Catherine Fife...

Sousa says books will be balanced despite budget watchdog's warning

A bullish Finance Minister Charles Sousa insists “we are balancing the books next year” despite Ontario's budget watchdog warning that controversial accounting changes will make...

Reevely: Ontario's Liberals revel in the easy wins such as wine in grocery stores

Finance Minister Charles Sousa trooped out to a Toronto grocery store Friday to stand in front of shelves of wine. Again. Sixty-seven groceries across Canada's...

Brampton, Milton welcome news of university expansion | Toronto Star

GTA communities to be home to new post-secondary facilities as part of province's $180 million expansion plan.New university campuses to be built in Brampton, Milton...

Windsor a hub for human trafficking | Windsor Star

As the Minister behind the comprehensive new “Ontario Strategy to End Human Trafficking”, I applaud the work of the Windsor police and social service groups ...and...

Queen's hosts conference on combatting sexual... - www.kingstonregion.com/

www.kingstonregion.com/Queen's hosts conference on combatting sexual...www.kingstonregion.com/The importance of this kind of conference was strongly underlined by the Honourable Tracy MacCharles, minister responsible for women's issues...

Sexual violence campaigns miss big picture: professor

Dr. Charlotte Senn (right) listens to Honorable Tracy MacCharles, Ontario minister responsible for women's issues, answer an audience question about accountability for failed sexual violence...

Sexual violence campaigns miss big picture: prof | North Bay Nugget

Dr. Charlotte Senn (right) listens to Honorable Tracy MacCharles, Ontario minister responsible for women's issues, answer an audience question about ...and more »...

Provincial Minister attends sexual violence conference

Tracy MacCharles the provincial minister for women's issues was in Kingston today. She made an appearance at the two day “Ontario Universities taking action against...

Accessibility advocates tweet their barriers | Toronto Star

Two social media campaigns are attracting attention to lackluster building, airline plans for people with disabilities.and more »...

Smiths Falls, Ont., pair charged in family services document breach ...

After the personal information of 285 clients and individuals being investigated by the Family and Children's Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville was posted ...and more »...

Watchdog urges Ontario to review act governing conflict of interest

In a report released on Tuesday, J. David Wake asked the legislature to review the Member's Integrity Act to clarify “whether it should apply to...

Upcoming conference will highlight strategies to end sexual violence on campus

University Affairs (press release) (blog)University Affairs (press release) (blog)Representatives from non-profit agencies working to end sexual violence, Ontario MPP Sophie Kiwala and Ontario's Minister Responsible...

Elevator, Djokovic behind him, del Potro wins on short rest

Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, celebrates after defeating Portugal's Joao Sousa in the men's tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de...

Healthy Babies program under review

The program, designed to support “vulnerable families who are at risk and help children achieve their full potential” is, however, undergoing a third-party review for...

Province spent $70 million on now-defunct Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

All major procurements were carried out competitively and in a transparent manner,” says a joint statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Associate Finance Minister...

Mississauga MPP Charles Sousa defends Liberals cap-and-trade ...

Conservative Party leader Patrick Brown has his head in the sand when it comes to carbon pricing, says MPP and Minister of Finance Charles ...and...

Ontario looking 'very closely' at B.C. tax aimed at foreign homebuyers

... Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa says he will be examining British Columbia's new tax aimed at foreign homebuyers “very closely” as he looks for...

LCBO launches online sales

Finance Minister Charles Sousa said the move is part of the government's plan to offer consumers more options for purchasing alcohol in Ontario. “The online...

LCBO launches online shopping portal, home delivery service

TORONTO -- The Liquor Control Board of Ontario launched online sales Tuesday with a website that lets people buy from nearly 5,000 products and have...

Ontario, Quebec should take 'long look' at BC's new foreign homebuyers tax, economists warn

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa said on Tuesday his province “welcomes” British Columbia's tax on foreign buyers, and didn't rule out doing exactly what BMO...

Ontario looking 'very closely' at BC tax aimed at foreign homebuyers

Charles Sousa says he welcomes the 15 per cent tax that the B.C. government will charge foreign nationals looking to snap up homes in Vancouver's...

LCBO launches online sales of beer, wine, cider, spirits

... have over 5,000 products available right at their fingertips, and they will be able to find what they need with the click of a...

Women's Services to research why more rural women... - www.norfolknews.ca/

Women's Services to research why more rural women...www.norfolknews.ca/“Every woman deserves to live free from the fear of violence in her home and community,” said Tracy...

Sousa in Burlington: Finance minister says infrastructure spending to continue

The pace of spending has been blistering, and Ontario's Finance Minister says it's going to continue. Charles Sousa told a joint meeting of the Burlington,...

Transit spending will add $50 billion to Ontario's net debt

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa defended the 12-year program, which will spend $160 billion on new and improved transit and other infrastructure, including the new...

Better-than-expected growth will help eliminate Ont. deficit in 2017: Wynne

Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Ontario doesn't want to compete with low-wage jurisdictions that lured away many of the manufacturing jobs that used to form...

Province announces double-decker GO bus additions

"In Ontario, accessible public transit is not just a priority, it is the law,” said Tracy MacCharles, the minister responsible for accessibility. “These new double-decker...

Women's shelter recieves $52000 Rural Realities grant for transportation

Women in rural and isolated communities who have experienced violence will now have better access to the supports they need to help them live safely...

Ontario cabinet starts distributing goodies

Coteau's predecessor Tracy MacCharles took the heat for the initial decision; Coteau gets to be the good guy who fixes the problem. The cabinet shuffle...

Ontario promises to spend up to $72M to fight human trafficking

"Traffickers prey on the most vulnerable in our society and they use different tactics to control, abuse and exploit victims for their own financial gain,"...

Ontario to spend up to $72-million to fight human trafficking

“Traffickers prey on the most vulnerable in our society and they use different tactics to control, abuse and exploit victims for their own financial gain,”...

Ontario backs off controversial autism changes, boosts services after parents protest

Coteau has been in his job for only two weeks since replacing Tracy MacCharles in a cabinet shuffle, and said the changes to his predecessor's...

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...

Changes to controversial autism plan in the works, new minister says

Michael Coteau was brought in to put a fresh face on the Ministry of Children and Youth Services after his predecessor, Tracy MacCharles, was moved...

Ontario missing mark on accessibility standards, activist says

Tracy MacCharles, Ontario's new minister responsible for accessibility, must act quickly to reverse a recent regulatory change that weakens the province's goal of becoming fully...

Ontario not banking on weed cash bonanza

The cash-strapped Ontario government is not banking on a financial windfall from the looming legalization of recreational marijuana, says Finance Minister Charles Sousa. With officials...

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...