Ontario Government Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Starting this summer, Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with a 25% break, and people with low incomes and those in eligible rural communities would get greater reductions.

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March 02, 2017

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would, if passed, increase protection both for survivors and for those at risk of human trafficking.

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February 23, 2017

Provincial Government Expanding Bail Programs, Hiring More Prosecutors and Staff in Eastern Ontario

The plan aims to resolve criminal cases faster and make more supports and supervision available to vulnerable, low-risk individuals who come in contact with the law.

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January 25, 2017

Provincial Government Expanding Bail Programs, Hiring More Prosecutors and Staff in Southwestern Ontario

The Ontario government is implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in southwestern Ontario.

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January 20, 2017

Ontario Government Taking Steps To Reduce Time-to-Trial and Improve Bail System

The goal is to speed up the resolution of criminal cases and making more supports and supervision available to vulnerable, low-risk individuals who come in contact with the law.

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December 20, 2016

Ontario Government Introduces Legislation To Prevent Sexual Abuse of Patients

Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, include strengthening and reinforcing Ontario's zero tolerance policy on sexual abuse of patients by any regulated health professional.

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December 14, 2016

Ontario Government Supporting Legal Advocacy for People Who May Have Been Wrongfully Convicted

The provincial government is providing Innocence Canada with $825,000 to help sustain the organization's operations.

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December 13, 2016

January 2017: Basic Income Pilot consultation

When: January 2017

Where: Cities across Ontario - see the link for dates and locations

In-person meetings are taking place across Ontario through January 31. You can attend a meeting or participate in other ways - see the link for more information.

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December 07, 2016

Ontario Appoints New Children's Lawyer

The Government of Ontario has announced that Marian Jacko will serve as Ontario's new Children's Lawyer as of November 28, 2016.

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December 05, 2016

Ontario Passes Law Ensuring Equal Recognition for All Parents and Children

Bill 28 recognizes the legal status of all parents, whether they are LGBTQ2+ or straight, and whether their children were conceived with or without assistance.

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November 29, 2016

Ontario Government Launches Service for Reporting Abuse and Neglect of People with Developmental Disabilities

People can access ReportON by calling 1-800-575-2222 or emailing reportONdisability@ontario.ca. For text telephone (TTY): 416-916-0549 or Toll Free 1-844-309-1025.

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November 16, 2016

Ontario Government Seeking Input on Basic Income Pilot

The Ontario Government is seeking public input to help inform the design of a basic income pilot, a new approach to providing income security.

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November 03, 2016

Tougher Penalties for Drug-Impaired Drivers Coming October 2

Penalties include fines, suspensions, vehicle impoundment, mandatory education or treatment programs, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on a vehicle.

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September 29, 2016

Ontario Government Increasing Minimum Wage on October 1

The Ontario Government is raising the general minimum wage from $11.25 to $11.40 on October 1, 2016.

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September 29, 2016

Ontario Government to Introduce Legislation Ensuring Equal Treatment for All Families

The legislation would end the legal uncertainty faced by Ontario parents who conceive their children using assisted reproduction.

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September 29, 2016

Distracted driving

This Government of Ontario website explains what counts as distracted driving – and the penalties you could face for it.

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September 19, 2016

Ontario Government Making Shingles Vaccine Free for Seniors

Starting September 15, the shingles vaccine will be available across the province for people 65 to 70 years of age.

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September 16, 2016

Ontario promises electricity bill rebates in throne speech

The throne speech announces an 8% rebate of provincial portion of HST for residential electricity consumers and enhancement of the Rural and Remote Protection Plan.

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September 13, 2016

Ontario Government Taking Action to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Patients

The Government of Ontario is bringing forth legislation meant to uphold and reinforce a zero tolerance policy on sexual abuse of patients by any regulated health professional.

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September 12, 2016

Communities Participating in New Portable Housing Benefit Pilot for Survivors of Domestic Violence

22 communities across the province will receive funding over the next two years as part of the Survivors of Domestic Violence Portable Housing Benefit Pilot program.

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September 12, 2016