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Ontario announces next steps to improve recycling and tackle plastic waste

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Ontario announces next steps to improve recycling and tackle plastic waste

Government of Ontario press release – Ontario is taking action to improve recycling across the province and address the serious problem of plastic pollution and litter, as committed to in our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, were at Canada […]

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Ontario protecting access to affordable legal representation

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Ontario protecting access to affordable legal representation

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario government is proactively working with the Law Society of Ontario to establish a program that will ensure the federal government’s Bill C-75 does not restrict paralegals, lawyer licensing candidates or law students from providing legal representation to people charged with summary conviction offences. The government has responded […]

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Ontario announces more rush-hour, midday and evening service

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Ontario announces more rush-hour, midday and evening service

Government of Ontario press release – On Wednesday, Aug. 15/2019, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA), announced Ontario is adding 84 more train trips and extending 65 existing train trips each week across GO Transit’s network to bring more rush-hour, midday and evening service. “We’re delivering on our […]

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Supporting quality care for Ontarians with autism

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Supporting quality care for Ontarians with autism

Government of Ontario press release – Ontario is putting children, youth and vulnerable people first by strengthening the oversight of behavioural clinicians who provide Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), a therapy that primarily supports people with autism. As recommended by experts and supported by families, the regulation of ABA behavioural clinicians will set standard expectations for […]

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Ontario cutting red tape to support growth in the wine industry

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Ontario cutting red tape to support growth in the wine industry

Government of Ontario press release – Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Lisa Thompson, was joined by representatives from the Ontario wine industry on Monday, Aug. 12/2019, to announce changes in reducing regulatory burden to support growth in the industry. Changes have been made to the rules under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act that reduces […]

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New specialized teams make correctional facilities safer

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New specialized teams make correctional facilities safer

Government of Ontario press release – Ontario’s government is keeping correctional officers and staff safe by introducing new Institutional Security Teams (ISTs) at the Niagara Detention Centre and Toronto East Detention Centre. “These new teams will keep our institutions and our frontline staff safe by gathering intelligence about criminal activity inside and outside our facilities,” […]

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