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Ford’s education cuts putting French immersion programs in jeopardy: NDP
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Ford’s education cuts putting French immersion programs in jeopardy: NDP
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Ontario Government

Toronto - May. 17, 2019: Doug Ford’s cuts to education is threatening French immersion programs across the province, said Gilles Bisson, NDP House Leader. “The Toronto District Council is planning a reduction of more than $ 12 million in French Immersion to be able to meet their budget. FULL STORY



Internal Government Task Force to address risks of flooding
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Internal Government Task Force to address risks of flooding
Media Release
Ontario Government

Toronto - May. 16, 2019: Monday in the Legislature, Premier Doug Ford highlighted the Ontario government's commitment to improving the province's resilience to flooding. "I want to assure the people of Ontario that we are taking action to better plan for and reduce the impacts of flooding," said Premier Doug Ford. "We will start by creating an internal task force that will hear directly from people in flood zones about how we can all work together to protect their property and keep them safe." FULL STORY



Ontario Presses Federal Government for Transit, Transportation Support
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Ontario Presses Federal Government for Transit, Transportation Support
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Ontario Government

Toronto - May. 15, 2019: The provincial government is welcoming a commitment by federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne to put Ontario's priorities first and ensure 54 key projects - including five historic transit projects in the GTA - are expedited for approvals. The government's call for action comes on the day Monte McNaughton, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, formally requested funding for the Yonge North Subway Extension. FULL STORY



Municipalities face possibility of a Ford Tax
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Municipalities face possibility of a Ford Tax
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Ontario NDP

Toronto - May. 15, 2019: A Ford tax could be coming to people's property tax bills. NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said that families will be left on the hook for Doug Ford’s deep cuts to municipalities, with cities like Toronto and Peel facing multi-million dollar budget shortfalls. The City of Toronto is facing a budget shortfall of $178 million and contemplating issuing a second set of tax notices to make up the difference. FULL STORY



Promised funding for autism program absent from budget estimates
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Promised funding for autism program absent from budget estimates
Media Release
Ontario NDP

Toronto - May. 14, 2019: Monique Taylor, Ontario NDP critic for Children and Youth Services, said Doug Ford is once again creating anxiety and uncertainty for families of children with autism, with promised funding for the Ontario Autism Program absent from budget estimates. FULL STORY



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Ford's massive cuts to Social Services cause anxiety for those battling illness, disability: NDP
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Ontario NDP

Toronto - May. 14, 2019: In question period Monday, Windsor West NDP MPP Lisa Gretzky, critic for Community and Social Services, blasted Doug Ford’s government for cutting $900 million in supports for people with disabilities, vulnerable women and children, and those living in poverty. FULL STORY



Ontario Introduces Speed Limit Pilots and Consultations
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Ontario Introduces Speed Limit Pilots and Consultations
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Ontario Government

London - May. 11, 2019: The Ontario Government is exploring new ways to improve traffic flow and safety on provincial highways by introducing three speed limit pilots on select highways. At the same time, Ontario's Government for the people will launch province-wide consultations on how to safely increase highway speeds to align with other provinces, and how people currently drive. FULL STORY



Estimates show depth of Ford’s painful cuts
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Estimates show depth of Ford’s painful cuts
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Ontario NDP

Toronto - May. 11, 2019: John Vanthof, Deputy Leader of the Ontario NDP, said Thursday’s release of the budget estimates - a more detailed look at Doug Ford’s spending plans - offer a clearer picture of where Doug Ford is making deep cuts and just how badly they will hurt Ontario families. FULL STORY



No end to waits in sight for Ontario Autism Program families
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No end to waits in sight for Ontario Autism Program families
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Ontario NDP

Toronto - May. 8, 2019: Thousands of children with autism are languishing on the waitlist as funding for the Ontario Autism Program childhood budgets has not been released, said Monique Taylor, NDP critic for Children and Youth Services. To date, not one family in Ontario has received their childhood budget, and not one child has come off the waitlist since last summer," said Taylor. FULL STORY



Toyota Commits to Producing New Vehicles in Cambridge
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Toyota Commits to Producing New Vehicles in Cambridge
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Ontario Government

Cambridge - Apr. 29, 2019: Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, welcomed the announcement today that Toyota plans to produce a new compact luxury SUV at its Cambridge plant. Starting in 2022, Toyota will begin to produce the Lexus NX at its Cambridge plant, in both gasoline and hybrid versions. FULL STORY




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