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Ontario provincial governments look to liquidate GM holdings

When General Motors emerged from bankruptcy in 2010, the Canadian federal and Ontario provincial governments found themselves among the largest shareholders in one of the biggest automakers in the world and, currently, the governments want to liquidate.

Ontario org. wants highway speed limits increased from 100 km/h

Oshawa - A group is urging the provincial government to increase the speed limits on Ontario's highways. The Oshawa-based organization argues that the speed limits are too low and should be boosted by as much as 30 km/h from the present 100 km/h.

Poll: Most Torontonians want province to take over transit

Toronto - With Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at odds with his colleagues at city hall, a new poll suggests that the best way to resolve the transit issue in the city is to have the provincial government take control over Toronto transit.

Ontario nurses urging Toronto Mayor to accept provincial funding

Toronto - The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario is urging the Toronto Mayor and City Councillors to reconsider the province of Ontario's offer of two public health nurses, which is an estimated $170,000.

Ontario: Humber College gets $64 million grant to expand campus Special

Toronto - The Ontario government announced this morning that it will be granting 64.1 million dollars to Humber College for its new student learning commons expansion.

Auditor General: Ontario Gov't spending forecast too 'optimistic'

Toronto - With the provincial election only a few months away, the government of Ontario must release its report on the province's finances. The Auditor General said the government's was cautious in its revenues, but "optimistic" in its spending forecast.

Ontario government to introduce new photo ID card by end of July

Toronto - The government of Ontario announced Thursday that the province will be introducing new photo identification cards. These cards will assist those who do not drive, but still need identification for day-to-day transactions.

Ontario midwives rally province for pay equity Special

Toronto - Over 600 people rallied Queen’s Park Wednesday demanding pay equity for Ontario midwives after over a decade of underpaid work in the province.

Ontario government considering pre-pay gas policy to stop theft

Toronto - Following the death Hashem Atifeh Rad, a 62-year-old gas attendant who attempted to stop a motorist who stole $75 worth of gas, the government of Ontario is considering introducing legislation that would impose a prepay policy for gas stations.

Ontario Government partners with Samsung for green energy, jobs Special

Toronto - The Government of Ontario has "turned a corner" for the province's economy. The province announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Samsung and SMA Solar Technology to develop industrial-size solar inverters.

Will Toronto subways be a function of the Ontario Government?

Toronto - There are various reports throughout the Toronto media that representatives of Mayor Rob Ford are discussing the possibility of uploading the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to the Government of Ontario.

Satirical 'People for Corporate Tax Cuts' campaign launches Special

Toronto - A new type of satirical campaign has been launched throughout various Toronto Transit Commission bus stops. The campaign called "People for Corporate Tax Cuts" takes a satirical slant at the government's economic policies.

Craigslist, Ontario government to meet over prostitution listings

Toronto - After Ontario's opposition parties urged the Liberal government to force Craigslist to block its erotic and prostitution listings, the online community company asked to speak with Ontario officials.

Ontario government employee arrested for child porn

Orillia - An employee of the Government of Ontario has been arrested and charged with two child pornography-related crimes after an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police.

Ontario government to implement new 'green tax' by April 15

Toronto - The government of Ontario has introduced a new green tax that will cover the $53 million of the Liberal government's new conservation and green energy program. It is expected that hydroelectric bills will increase $4 per year.

Ontario government to spend $1.6 million for HST ad campaign

Toronto - The government of Ontario has announced that it will launch a $1.6 million ad campaign that will explain the Harmonized Sales Tax set to begin July 1 of this year.

Ontario Hospital Association play hardball with government

The Ontario Hospital Association is telling government without funding hospitals may have to close beds. On Tuesday the Ontario Legislative Assembly was presented the pre-budget presentation by the OHA.
 

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Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews, alongside Aboriginal Affairs Minister Kathleen Wynne, shaking hands with a mother, whose son had died from a narcotics addiction.
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Four Sudbury midwives traveled to Toronto to support the pay equity protest for Ontario midwives at Queen's Park on June 1.
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Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley delivers an announcement at Ryerson University during a media event in Toronto.
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Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley speaks with Ryerson University students in Toronto. Bentley delivered an announcement at the university during a media event.
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Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley speaks with Ryerson University students in Toronto. Bentley delivered an announcement at the university during a media event.
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Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
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Ontario Minister of Energy Brad Duguid.
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Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews speaking at YWCA Toronto to announce a $15 million initiative to overcome prescription narcotic addiction.
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Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
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