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Ways to Protect Yourself from Harmful Rays

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 14:00
<p>With summer underway, Dr. Robin Williams, Ontario's Interim Chief Medical Officer of Health, is reminding people to protect themselves and their families from the sun while enjoying time outdoors.</p>

Improving Sault Ste. Marie's Downtown

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:00
<p>Ontario is helping Sault Ste. Marie revitalize its downtown core, attract new businesses and residents and create jobs.</p>

Exploring Community Solutions for Kemptville and Alfred

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:46
<p>The provincial government has asked two former Members of Parliament from Eastern Ontario to work with local communities and stakeholders to explore opportunities for a sustainable path forward for the University of Guelph's Kemptville and Alfred campuses.</p>

Statement by Minister Meilleur on the French Language Services Commissioner's 2013-2014 Annual Report

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:05
<p>Today, Madeleine Meilleur, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, issued the following statement in response to the first-ever tabling of the French Language Services Commissioner's Annual Report before the Legislative Assembly:</p>

Improving the Safety and Accessibility of Child Care

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:15
Today, the Ontario government continues its support for families and children by re-introducing the Child Care Modernization Act, 2014.

Child Care Modernization Act

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:15
The Day Nurseries Act is the legislation that currently governs child care in Ontario. This act originally came into force in 1946 and has not been comprehensively reviewed since 1983. It no longer reflects the child care needs of today's families or the realities of the child care sector.

Minister to Deliver Remarks

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:20
<p>Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, will speak to the Empire Club of Canada.</p>

Minister of Education to Make Child Care Announcement

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:00
Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, will make an announcement regarding the province's support for the child care sector.

Taking Steps to Fight Climate Change, Protect Health

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:25
Ontario is continuing to lead North America in fighting climate change and protecting the air that we breathe. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today that the government is reintroducing legislation that would, if passed, permanently prohibit burning coal solely to generate electricity in the province.

Saskatchewan and New Brunswick Agree to Join the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:00
<p>The Honourable Gordon Wyant, Saskatchewan's Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and the Honourable Troy Lifford, New Brunswick's Minister of Justice, today signed an agreement to join the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System. &nbsp;The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Finance, the Honourable Michael de Jong, British Columbia's Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario's Minister of Finance, welcomed their participation in the Cooperative...

Key Changes as agreed to in the Amended Agreement in Principle to Move Towards a Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:00
<p>The provincial Ministers responsible for securities regulation in Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick have agreed to join the Ministers of Finance in British Columbia, Ontario and Canada to establish a Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System. Together, they invite Ministers responsible for securities regulation in all other provinces and territories to participate in the Cooperative System.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Ontario Sets Budget Date for July 14, 2014

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:37
<p>Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, will deliver the 2014 Ontario Budget on July 14, 2014 at&nbsp;approximately 4 p.m. in the Ontario Legislature.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

New Judge Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:11
<p>Ontario has appointed a new judge to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective July 17, 2014.&nbsp;<strong></strong></p>

Toronto Area Wedding and Event Planner Convicted of Unfair Practices

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:00
<p>On July 3, 2014, Karl Usmani of Kitchener, operating in the Greater Toronto Area as a wedding and event planner, was convicted of several charges under Ontario's Consumer Protection Act. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail followed by two years' probation and ordered to pay close to $18,000 in restitution to six consumers. </p>

Building Ontario Up Through a Stronger Economy

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:15
Ontario is introducing legislation today that, if passed, would strengthen the province's economy by reducing red tape for business, driving regional economic growth by developing clusters and supporting long-term infrastructure planning.

REMINDER: Strengthening Ontario's Economy

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 19:00
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, will announce legislation to help build a stronger economy in Ontario.

You Don't Have to be a Rock Star to Camp Like One

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:00
Enjoy Ontario's great outdoors in style this summer by mixing glamour with camping (glamping).

Strengthening Ontario's Economy

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 19:12
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, will announce legislation to help build a stronger economy in Ontario.

Ontario 'Gone Fishin' During Family Fishing Week July 5-13

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:00
Canadians can fish without a licence in Ontario from July 5-13, giving families a fun and affordable way to enjoy the province's beautiful lakes and rivers.

Parker Canada Holding Co. Fined $80,000 After Workers Injured

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:45
<p>GUELPH, ON - Parker Canada Holding Co., a Nova Scotia company carrying on business&nbsp; as Parker Hannifin Canada, which manufactures tubing and hosing was fined $80,000 after a worker was injured.</p>

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