Toronto - Apr. 24, 2019: Senior citizens in Ontario deserve to be respected and live in dignity. Often obstacles and finances have prohibited some seniors from being able to receive the dental care they require. Ontario is protecting what matters most by providing low-income seniors access to quality dental care through a new publicly-funded dental care program that will begin in late summer 2019. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 19, 2019: Hallway health care is a significant problem that continues to strain Ontario's hospitals and health care system. Across Ontario, too many patients are left waiting too long for the care they need. With these long-overdue infrastructure investments, we will ease the crippling pressures plaguing Ontario's hospitals and empower nurses and doctors to provide better, faster care," said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 18, 2019: Doug Ford's decision to cut the majority of Ontario’s local paramedic services may put lives at risk in rural Ontario, said NDP Deputy Leader John Vanthof during question period Wednesday.
Doug Ford is cutting the number of ambulance services from 52 to just 10. FULL STORY
Markham - Apr. 18, 2019: Ontario's government is providing real relief to job creators and making Ontario open for business with the introduction of the 2019 Budget, Protecting What Matters Most. Today, Premier Doug Ford joined Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Growth, Job Creation and Trade, at Veoneer Canada Inc. to congratulate them on forecasting the creation of 300 new jobs and to reinforce the government's commitment to help businesses invest and grow in Ontario. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 16, 2019: Doug Ford took $1 billion away from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in his first budget, and NDP MPPs Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West) and Monique Taylor (Hamilton Mountain) say those with disabilities and children living with autism are worried about what that means. The Ontario Autism Program provides support for children with autism, the Special Services At Home program supports families with children with disabilities including autism who are cared for at home. (SSAH) FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 15, 2019: Ontario is protecting what matters most and standing up for the people by taking the next step in opposing the federal government's unconstitutional carbon tax, which threatens Ontario jobs and makes life less affordable for families, students, seniors and communities. Over the past few weeks, we have demonstrated clearly the very real cost of the federal government's carbon tax on the people, institutions and services of our province," said Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 13, 2019: With more parents looking for choice in child care, Ontario's Government is helping to protect what matters most by proposing the new Ontario Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses (CARE) tax credit. Vic Fedeli, Minister of Finance, and Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education, explained how the new CARE tax credit will respect the choices of parents in deciding what's best for their kids. FULL STORY
Windsor - Apr. 13, 2019: NDP MPPs Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West), Percy Hatfield (Windsor-Tecumseh) and Taras Natyshak (Essex), said the Windsor region was hit especially hard by the Ford budget, not only with cuts to the services that people count on, but with a refusal to do anything to help protect and promote auto jobs in the region, or expand hospital capacity in the region. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 12, 2019: NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath slammed Doug Ford’s first budget for taking things away from children, vulnerable people, students and those living in rural and northern Ontario. The Ford Conservatives are cutting $1 billion in funding from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, and are slashing close to three-quarters of a billion dollars in funding for post-secondary education in this fiscal year alone. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 12, 2019: In its first Budget, Ontario's Government for the People has introduced a comprehensive and sustainable plan that sets out a five-year path to a balanced budget to protect critical public services such as health care and education. We are restoring sustainability to government finances in order to protect what matters most," said Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli. "The previous government was spending about $40 million a day more than it was collecting in revenue. FULL STORY
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