Ford government cutting $1B from social services over 3 years

Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are slashing roughly $1 billion from the Ministry for Children, Community and Social Services over the next three years, according to the provincial budget, but have provided few details about where the cuts will occur. Spending will fall from $17 billion in the 2018-19 fiscal year to $16 billion in 2021-22 and is projected to fall […]

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Cavan Monaghan Township declares interest in building automotive plant near airport

In a unanimous vote on Thursday, the Cavan Monaghan Township council endorsed a motion to inform the province of its interest in having an automotive plant in the community. The motion comes in response to a letter from the province to council regarding the future of Ontario’s automotive sector. In the letter, penned by Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation […]

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Ontario NDP urges government to create Ministry of Mental Health

The Ontario NDP are urging the Doug Ford government to immediately create a Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. “The mental health system in Ontario is fragmented and dysfunctional, and the failures of the system are tearing families apart and hurting people who need help,” Parkdale-High Park MPP Bhutila Karpoche, the NDP’s critic for Mental Health and Addictions, said in a statement. […]

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Hamilton-area Conservative MPP says concerns about Bill 66 are unfounded

Hamilton’s voice in the provincial government says concerns about Bill 66, a series of controversial planning changes, are “absolutely unfounded.” Flamborough-Glanbrook Progressive Conservative MPP Donna Skelly says the changes are designed to cut red tape and make Ontario “open for business” by helping municipalities to attract and retain major employers. She insists they will “absolutely not” override environmental or health […]

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