Invest in education, build new schools for community

Our government is committed to modernizing Ontario’s education system to better meet the needs of students and their families. Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce and the rest of this government are working hard to support families and communities like North York.    With the additional challenges we face during the COVID pandemic, the ministry decided to […]

2020-21 Capital Priorities – Etobicoke

Summary Premier Doug Ford, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, Kinga Surma, MPP for Etobicoke Centre, and Christine Hogarth, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore announced our government is investing more than $62.4 million to build two new secondary schools in Etobicoke. These new buildings will accommodate more than 2,000 students, offering modern classrooms and the latest technology to help ensure the […]

Regulation 274

Summary Effective today, Regulation 274 – the regressive hiring regulation introduced by the Liberals – has been revoked.  On the day of the revocation, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced it would be filing a complaint today with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) against our government’s decision.  Please find below Minister Lecce’s statement […]

Community Paramedicine

Summary Today, Minister Fullerton announced the launch of a new paramedicine program. This new long-term care focused community program will leverage the skills of paramedicine practitioners to help reduce hallway health care and provide additional and appropriate care for seniors. This program, which will be implemented in phases, will delay the need for long-term care for […]

Advancing Accessibility in Ontario

Summary Today, Minister Cho announced the third focus area of Advancing Accessibility in Ontario, our cross-government framework to build a more inclusive and accessible province. The third area – increasing awareness and understanding around accessibility – highlights work the government is undertaking to raise awareness around the unique needs of people with disabilities. The first […]

Ontario Made Phase 2 Announcement

Summary Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), with the support of the Ontario government, is launching a new Ontario Made Consumer Directory. This guide will make it easier for shoppers to find made-in-Ontario products, while supporting local businesses and manufacturers. By promoting Ontario-made products, this initiative will support good-paying jobs and set the province down the […]

World Stroke Day

Summary Today is World Stroke Day, a day to raise awareness around stroke prevention and treatment. 1 in 4 adults will have a stroke in their lifetime but being active helps to reduce that risk. World Stroke Day 2020 focuses specifically on how being active helps to decrease the risk of having a stroke. We […]

Celebrating Halloween Safely

Summary With Halloween just around the corner this weekend, it is important that we remind everyone to take extra precautions and celebrate differently this year to keep themselves, their families, and their community safe. Key Messages To have a safe and happy Halloween, Ontarians should follow some simple steps: Avoid gatherings with people outside of […]

DriveTest Hiring More Examiners

Summary Today, our government announced that the Ministry of Transportation is working with its service provider, DriveTest, to hire more than 130 additional temporary driver examiners to help address the backlog of passenger road tests. The additional temporary driver examiners are anticipated to begin conducting tests in December. Key Messages The unprecedented shutdown of DriveTest […]

Francophone Community Grants Program

Summary Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs, announced that our government is providing $1 million to 30 organizations as part of the 2020-2021 Francophone Community Grants Program (FCGP). This program helps support the vitality of the Franco-Ontarian community, with a focus on promoting the French language, as well as the community’s socio-economic development in […]