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Ontario inspecting workplaces to protect workers’ health and safety

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Ontario inspecting workplaces to protect workers’ health and safety

Province to target high-risk sectors and repeat offenders Ontario is conducting more than two dozen inspection blitzes in 2018-2019 to ensure employers are meeting health, safety and employment standards at workplaces across the province. Enforcement staff will visit workplaces such as warehouses, “big box” retail, grocery stores, chemical manufacturing plants, pulp and paper mills, hotels, […]

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Ontario increases cancer coverage for firefighters

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Ontario increases cancer coverage for firefighters

Cervical, ovarian, and penile cancer presumption will expedite compensation Ontario is making it easier for firefighters to get the help and care they need by extending the presumption for entitlement to benefits to cervical, ovarian and penile cancers. By adding the three cancers to the list of cancers presumed to be related to their work, […]

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Ontario improving cycling across the province

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Ontario improving cycling across the province

New Action Plan, Network and Skills Guide promote safe and convenient cycling Ontario is improving cycling across the province by launching a number of new initiatives to encourage people to get around by bike, improve safety and provide more travel options. Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation and Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, […]

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Lowering wait times in Ontario hospitals

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Lowering wait times in Ontario hospitals

Historic investments and innovative programs making better care available to patients faster Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Wednesday Apr. 18/2018 to explain how the government’s investment of nearly $19 billion in health care and an expanded innovative bundled care program will help reduce wait times at Ontario hospitals. Premier Wynne […]

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Ontario funding additional residency positions for medical graduates

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Ontario funding additional residency positions for medical graduates

Province ensuring new spots are in specialties where people need care most Ontario is helping to meet the demand for physicians in communities across the province by funding more residency positions for medical school graduates who have completed their undergraduate training at an Ontario medical school. The province is working with medical schools to create […]

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Ontario paving the way for more affordable housing

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Ontario paving the way for more affordable housing

Municipalities can now require affordable units in new residential developments Ontario is paving the way for more affordable housing by giving municipalities the ability to require that affordable units are created in new residential developments. Inclusionary zoning is a planning tool that allows municipalities to require developers to include affordable housing units in residential developments. […]

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