Last week at Queen’s Park, I met with the Police Association of Ontario to discuss the current issues affecting the community, i.e., security, car theft, carjacking, and shootings. They expressed the need for more police and advanced policing tools. I acknowledged the importance of their work, thanked them for keeping communities safe, and promised to […]
Yesterday, the Ontario government announced the winners of the annual Minister’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Premier’s Awards for College Graduates, which honour college leaders and graduates who have made enduring contributions to Ontario’s postsecondary system and helped build a stronger Ontario. Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, presented the Minister’s Lifetime Achievement Award […]
Our government is building a strong, secure food supply chain and securing Ontario’s position as a food leader in Canada by releasing our Grow Ontario Strategy. The strategy outlines the province’s plan to strengthen the agri-food sector, ensure an efficient, reliable, and responsive food supply and address ongoing vulnerabilities through new innovations by focusing on […]
Today, Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, and Sean Fraser, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, committed to signing a historic new immigration deal in 2023, which will allow our government to tackle Ontario’s labour shortage.
When we formed government in 2018, we inherited the largest red tape burden in the country that was driving jobs and investment out of Ontario. That’s why we’ve focused on reducing red tape to make life easier for people and businesses in the province. Our package includes 28 initiatives to enhance Ontario’s competitiveness, […]
Our government is dedicated to providing youth with the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. Since being elected in 2018, our government has continued to build opportunities for all students to increase their awareness of and exposure to the skilled trades. Nearly 75% of Ontario high school students are choosing to take at least […]
We can’t go green without mining – and that’s why our government developed Ontario’s first-ever Critical Minerals Strategy to advance exploration and innovation in the sector.The $5 million Critical Minerals Innovation Fund is part of that strategy, and it encourages companies to explore and innovate right here in Ontario.The fund will support Ontario-based innovation to […]
Yesterday, the Ontario government launched consultations to explore opportunities to modernize the Veterinarians Act. The government’s first substantial review in 30 years will explore amendments to the legislative framework, opening the door to a new standard of veterinary medicine in Ontario that is modern and flexible. As part of the first phase of consultations, the […]
November 22 is National Housing Day, a day to reflect on the actions we have taken to address homelessness and to build more affordable housing in Ontario. It is important that all Ontarians have a safe, stable, and secure place to call home and for the financial, social, and mental well-being of all residents in […]
MPP Vincent Ke addresses the barriers of international and retired nurses that limit healthcare workforce growth
MPP Vincent Ke questions the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health, MPP Robin Martin on the barriers that inhibit some international nurses and retired nurses from entering the healthcare workforce in Ontario.