Toronto - Jun. 6, 2019: Today, Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, introduced legislation that would enable the government to manage public sector compensation growth. If passed, the legislation would allow for reasonable wage increases, while protecting the province's front-line services, restoring the province's financial position and respecting taxpayer dollars. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jun. 6, 2019: NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the Ford government’s announcement that it’s introducing legislation to cap wages for public sector workers, including nurses and childcare workers. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 31, 2019: Sara Singh, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, says that Doug Ford’s decision to cuts supports for survivors of crime is cruel and will make it harder for people who are suffering to recover. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 30, 2019: Ontario's government continues to support children and youth with autism with the creation of an expert panel on needs-based supports. On the heels of the province's autism consultations, the 20-member panel will collectively provide recommendations to Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, on the best way to incorporate consultation feedback into the Ontario Autism Program. FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 28, 2019: Ontario wines are being met with an import tax of 35% plus an additional retail store tax of 6.1% despite being domestically produced and sold. This has resulted in consumers choosing to purchase wine brands that are truly imported having more competitive pricing. Presented by President and CEO Rakesh Naidu, Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Policy Resolution received unanimous approval from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 27, 2019: The government plans to introduce legislation that would, if passed and proclaimed, terminate the previous government's unfair agreement with the Beer Store, allowing Ontario's government to expand alcohol sales to corner, big-box, and more grocery stores while protecting taxpayers. FULL STORY
Niagara Falls - May. 24, 2019: Wayne Gates, Ontario NDP critic for the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB), responded to the Ford government launching a review of the WSIB with the following statement:
“Injured workers have suffered for decades under a WSIB that failed to properly compensate workers who were injured on the job. Within months of taking office, Doug Ford made a bad situation worse, slashing employer contributions by 30 per cent and delivering a kick in the teeth to injured workers who are struggling following serious injuries on the job. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 24, 2019: The Ontario government is launching a review of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to ensure workers and their families remain supported and protected in the workplace. The review will provide the government with new information regarding the board's operations and how it compares to industry best practices. FULL STORY
Ajax - May. 21, 2019: The Ontario government is offering to help district school boards and large urban municipalities to protect core public services for future generations by finding savings of four cents on every dollar spent. FULL STORY
Welland - May. 21, 2019: NDP Official Opposition Municipal Affairs critic Jeff Burch released the following statement regarding Doug Ford’s latest scheme to use $7.35 million in public money to have private consultants conduct municipal audits: Only Doug Ford would cut billions from municipalities and school boards, then spend millions more hiring private consultants to justify those cuts. FULL STORY
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