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Morrisburg - Aug. 4, 2015: Since the dawn of the county system in Ontario in the 1800’s, there has been a two-tier governance system to municipalities. The upper tier, or county, controls certain aspects, the lower tier, or township/municipality, controls the rest. In the past, I have questioned the need for having a county level of governance in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry when we have six lower-tier municipalities that duplicate the functions of the county. Perhaps the better way to approach streamlining municipal governments is to cut the lower-tier out all together. FULL STORY

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Ontario Liberals upset with Harper over ORPP

Toronto - Aug. 3, 2015: We know Stephen Harper doesn’t think it’s his job to ensure people have a secure retirement. But when Premier Kathleen Wynne took action on her promise to introduce the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), we didn't expect Mr. Harper to completely stonewall cooperation to improve retirement security for Ontarians. FULL STORY

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Changing Attitudes: How Canada is Benefiting from Gambling

Vancouver - Aug. 3, 2015: Online casino gaming in Canada is a booming business and this virtual revolution has kicked into life a new love affair between Canadians and gambling. From a once humble industry that only seemed to serve experienced grinders, the Canadian casino world is now welcoming punters from all walks of life and it's thanks, in large part, to the growth of iGaming. FULL STORY

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Missing Moise Barutwanayo has been found

Windsor - Aug. 1, 2015: The Windsor Police Service has reported that missing 13 year old male, Moise Barutwanayo, has been safely located. He was reported missing last night when he was last seen going to summer school on Wednesday, July 29 2015 at St Edmond School located at 1880 Totten. FULL STORY

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Oakville - Aug. 1, 2015: Have you heard the saying “what’s old is new”? This saying holds true with current eyewear trends: retro bold frames, oversize, and dark with pops of colour. Frames that enhance ones look is the perfect statement piece. FULL STORY

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Windsor Police seek help in locating missing boy
Windsor - Aug. 1, 2015: The Windsor Police Service s asking for public assistance in locating a mIssing 13 year old male, Moise Barutwanayo. He was last seen going to summer school on Wednesday, July 29 2015 at St Edmond School located at 1880 Totten. He is described as a male black, 13 years old, short hair, tall, last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, black shorts and white running shoes.
ETFO holds positive meeting with Premier
Toronto - Jul. 24, 2015: In what was a positive meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Education Minister today, the president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) identified what needs to happen for negotiations to proceed at the teacher and occasional teacher central bargaining table.
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Toronto - Jul. 23, 2015: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the Premier Kathleen Wynne to halt plans to turn the unpopular Pan Am Games high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes into a permanent part of Ontario highways. Premier Wynne’s idea of making these lanes a permanent fixture, and charging a toll on top, is nothing more than a money grab.
Dunlop on Brown: "He
Toronto - Jul. 22, 2015: Garfield Dunlop's sudden exit from Queen's Park shows that there's no room left for moderates in Patrick Brown's extreme-right PC Party. Garfield Dunlop was comfortable serving with Mike Harris and Tim Hudak, but it's clear that Patrick Brown's extreme right-wing ideology was a step too far, said Liberal MPP Deb Matthews.
Garfield Dunlop resigns as MPP, PC Leader Patrick Brown to run in Simcoe North
Coldwater - Jul. 22, 2015: Today, Garfield Dunlop announced his resignation as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North, effective August 1st, 2015. The MPP for Simcoe North advised Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown last week of his intentions to resign his seat to provide an opportunity for Brown to seek the seat in a by-election.
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