Tag Archives: Kathleen Wynne

Humber Strike: What a long-term strike means for students Features,Humber Strike,News

The continued college faculty strike in Ontario has a lot of people on edge, wondering just how long the work stoppage will truly last. There seems to be no end to the strike in sight, so what will happen to students if the strike is prolonged? That’s a question on a lot of people’s minds, but no clear answer has been given yet.

Premier Kathleen Wynne to drop hydro rates 17% Business,News,Politics

Ontario’s will be seeing relief from high hydro bills following a decade of steadily increasing rates and the Liberals’ steady decline in approval ratings.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a new plan Thursday morning that will reduce hydro rates by about 17% on the average bill.

That’s on top of the 8% reduction announced at the beginning of the year, making rates drop by a total of 25% on average.

Wynne said the rate relief strategy—which will kick in this summer—is built to last.

Finance Minister to release 2016 Ontario Fall Economic Statement News,Politics

By: Hunter Crowther The provincial Liberal government says only minor adjustments to the Greater Toronto Area’s housing market are to be expected in today’s fall economic statement. Finance Minister Charles Sousa will introduce Ontario’s 2016 Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review in Queen’s Park on Monday. Both he and Premier Kathleen Wynne said there would be modifications to the

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appoints six new senators from Ontario News,Politics

By: Hunter Crowther The first female OPP commissioner, a former Ontario civil servant and a former executive at Scotiabank are among the latest appointees to the Senate. The appointments follow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s continuing campaign to reform the Senate. “I am pleased today to put forward six exceptional candidates as new Senators representing Ontario,” Trudeau

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Ontario, Quebec sign 7-year deal to cut electricity costs News,Politics

By: David Tuchman Quebec and Ontario were set to sign a new seven-year electricity a deal Friday, when both governments met a joint cabinet meeting in Toronto. The agreement comes after months of negotiations behind closed doors between Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard. The electric deal is one of many issues that

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Trump comments on Canadian health care not entirely off base, data suggests Politics,US Election 2016

By: Hunter Crowther There is mixed data about whether Donald Trump was out of line in questioning this country’s health care system, calling it “catastrophic.” In last Sunday’s presidential debate, the Republican presidential nominee suggested Hillary Clinton wants a health care system where “the government basically rules everything.” “If you haven’t noticed the Canadians, when they need a big

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