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Ontario Introduces Pension Plan

This is a release from the Ontario Premier’s Office: The province is taking an important step to strengthen its retirement income system and ensure Ontarians are better able to enjoy their retirement years, with the introduction of legislation that would, … Continue reading

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Province To Start Ont. High-Speed Rail

This is a release from the Ontario Premier’s Office: Ontario is taking the next step to build a high-speed rail line that will connect Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Toronto, which will improve travel options, reduce travel time and create jobs … Continue reading

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Ontario Tightens E-Cigarette Rules

This is a release from the Office of the Premier of Ontario: Ontario is introducing legislation today to protect youth from the dangers of tobacco and the potential harms of electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes.  Also included in the legislation … Continue reading

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Ontario Tightens Smoking Law

This is a release from the Office of the Premier of Ontario: Ontario is taking action to protect children and youth from the harmful effects of smoking. Starting January 1, 2015, it will be illegal to: Smoke on bar and … Continue reading

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Change Ottawa’s Campaign Donation Law

Our planning committee and Ottawa City Council must not only be impartial, they must appear to be impartial. Both bodies appear to have failed on both counts. Accepting campaign donations from corporations and unions is the reason. Such a practice … Continue reading

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Distracted Driving Fines Skyrocket

This is a release from the Ontario Premier’s Office: Ontario is introducing legislation that, if passed, would help keep the province’s roads among the safest in North America by reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities. If passed, the proposed legislation and … Continue reading

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Province Strengthens Ebola Defence

This is a release from the Ontario Premier’s Office: Ontario is taking action to enhance the province’s readiness to contain and treat any potential case of Ebola in the province. These measures will further protect the safety of all Ontarians, … Continue reading

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Ontario Outlines Ebola Strategy

This is a release from the Ontario Premier’s Office: Today Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Dr. David Mowat, Interim Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement on Ontario’s preparedness for Ebola virus disease … Continue reading

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MacLeod To Run For Ont. PC Top Job

It’s official. Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod will run for the Ontario Progressive Conservative party leadership. MacLeod has been assembling supporters for some time now. Speculation has been rife that she was going to join the PC party battle. Below is … Continue reading

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Ontario Beats Deficit Target

This is a release from the Ontario Premier’s Office: Ontario’s final deficit number for 2013–14 was $10.5 billion — $1.3 billion lower than projected in the 2013 Budget, and $0.8 billion lower than the interim projection in the 2014 Budget. … Continue reading

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Ontario, Quebec Seek Regional Partnership

This is a release from the Ontario Premier’s Office: Québec Premier Philippe Couillard and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met today and announced their commitment to reinvigorate and strengthen the relationship between the two provinces in order to reinforce regional partnership … Continue reading

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How Sherring, Denley Differ

Following on the heels of such people as Peter Kent, Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy, Sun city hall columnist Sue Sherring is leaving the ranks of ink-stained wretches and trying her hand at politics. Well congratulations for putting your name … Continue reading

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Milking An Issue To Death: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Shelley McLean, filling in for Rob Snow, discusses with The Bulldog’s Ken Gray the recent over-blown controversy concerning the ban on three-litre milk jugs. To hear The Bulldog portion of CFRA’s Afternoon Edition, use the podcast player below:

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Ontario Takes On Auto Insurance

This is a release from the Ontario Premier’s Office: Ontario is moving forward with its plan to help reduce auto insurance rates, by introducing legislation that would, if passed, protect the province’s nine million drivers and fight fraud in the … Continue reading

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Raise Speed Limits, Ontarians Say

In other countries, some roads have speed limits as high as 135 km/h. But in Ontario, the speed limit remains at 100 km/h. Now Ontarians talk back to that in a new poll:

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MacLeod Gets Leadership Nod

Well now lookie here. Our very own Lisa MacLeod, she of the area riding of Nepean-Carleton, is being touted as the next leader of the Progressive Conservative party in Ontario. And who’s doing it? Why none other than the venerable … Continue reading

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Tornado Rips Through Ontario Town: Video

Here is gripping video footage of the tornado that severely damaged homes and knocked out power near Barrie, Ont., Tuesday evening. No one was hurt in the storm:

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Slow Down Kathleen Wynne

The Toronto Star’s Martin Regg Cohn says haste can make waste in rushing to make decisions with a new government. That is a warning to newly elected Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. The premier may have a short honeymoon, but she can … Continue reading

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Larry O’Brien For PC Leader

Has the whole world gone nuts?

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Watson’s Rift With Wynne

People who are in a difficult spot remember who their friends are and who didn’t show up when the going got tough. I’m blessed by my friends because they have continually been behind me during unfortunate times. I’m the luckiest … Continue reading

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Watson Takes On Hudak: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray look at Mayor Jim Watson’s incursion into the Ontario election campaign. Snow asks on his Afternoon Edition if Watson had a good political week as a result of this action.

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Liberals Flirt With Majority

The polling website ThreeHundredEight.com has the Ontario Liberals leading as Thursday’s election approaches.

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What Do You Expect, Jim Watson? Whopper Watch

Now let’s see … just how eager is Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak to answer Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson’s quiz on municipally related questions? Not much. After all Watson was a two-time cabinet minister at Queen’s Park in the former … Continue reading

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Hudak To Quit When Million Jobs Plan Flops

Ontario Tory leader Tim Hudak uttered a massive whopper concerning his wacky Million Jobs Plan. Why it starts with laying off 100,000 public servants. That makes it a 1.1 Million Jobs Plan. Here’s the whopper:

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Watson Gets Responses To Provincial Quiz

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: On May 13, 2014, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson sent a provincial issues questionnaire to the Leaders of Ontario’s four main political parties. Today the Mayor released the responses that were received … Continue reading

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