Advancing Accessibility in Ontario

Summary Today, Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility announced how our government is leading by example in its role as a policy maker, service provider and employer to advance accessibility and inclusion through our new cross-government accessibility framework called ‘Advancing Accessibility in Ontario’. This framework will help make a positive difference in the daily […]

Vaping Changes

Summary Following extensive consultation, Ontario is taking further action to protect children and youth from the health risks of vaping, while maintaining adults’ access to smoking cessation options. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, will announce that Ontario is proposing regulatory changes that would limit where flavoured and high nicotine vapour products are sold. At the […]

Improving Moose Harvest Management

Summary This morning, Minister Yakabuski and PA Harris announced improvements to Ontario’s moose harvest management system.  These changes are based on concerns we’ve heard from hunters and recommendations made last year by Ontario’s Big Game Management Advisory Committee. Key Messages Our government is taking action to ensure a sustainable moose population, while making moose harvest […]

Home and Community Care Modernization

Summary Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, will be at Michael Garron Hospital, a member of the East Toronto Health Partners Ontario Health Team, tomorrow afternoon to announce Ontario’s plan to enable integrated and innovative models of home and community care through the introduction of the Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act Today, patients receive […]

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Summary Today, February 22 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Ontario and across Canada. Human trafficking is serious problem that is occurring in all our of communities and ridings. Traffickers predominantly go after young women, although it can happen to anyone. The average age of recruitment is just 13 years old! Traffickers will often lure […]

Ontario Heritage Week

Summary To mark Ontario Heritage Week, Minister MacLeod was joined by Parliamentary Assistants Sabawy, Ke, and Pang earlier today to announce more than $5 million in 2019/20 operating funding for community museums and heritage organizations across the province. These local organizations provide an opportunity for Ontarians to explore the history of their communities and to […]

Weekly Labour Action

Key Messages We are re-doubling our efforts to reach deals this week – as we will be at the table with OECTA. Currently, parents and their children are enduring hardship due to Ontario’s ongoing teachers’ union-caused strikes.  We’ve demonstrated reasonableness – and we are determined to reach deals that keep kids in class. We owe […]