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  • Ontario Bringing High-Speed Internet to Remote First Nation Communities

    Ontario Bringing High-Speed Internet to Remote First Nation Communities

    Province improving access to education, skills training and business opportunities

    THUNDER BAY — The government is putting the people of Northern Ontario first by connecting five remote Matawa-member First Nation communities to fast, reliable and affordable Internet service. Today, Premier Doug Ford announced an investment of $30 million in the Matawa broadband project that will benefit more than 670 homes and institutions.

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  • Ontario Investing $765 Million to Build New Public Safety Radio Network

    Ontario Investing $765 Million to Build New Public Safety Radio Network

    Massive modernization will help thousands of emergency responders save lives

    KENORA — Today, the Ontario government announced a key step forward in its commitment to support the work of frontline and emergency responders across the province. The government has selected Bell Mobility to rebuild core components of the aging Public Safety Radio Network (PSRN). The $765 million agreement to reconstruct core infrastructure, replace outdated equipment and maintain the new radio network will help keep communities safe.

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  • Ontario Helping Recovery Efforts in Ottawa

    OTTAWA - As recovery efforts continue in the Ottawa region, the Government for the People is using every program and tool available to assist those in tornado affected areas. Today, Premier Doug Ford announced additional funding of $1.568 million to help in the recovery effort has been sent to the Ottawa region.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
  • Ontario Increasing Mercury Disability Benefits

    Ontario is taking immediate action to ensure people who receive mercury disability payments are properly compensated by retroactively indexing payments to the rate of inflation. More than 200 people in the communities of Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong receive these payments that were frozen since 1985. 

    News Release | Indigenous Affairs
  • Ontario Cancelling Outdated, Ineffective Drive Clean Program

    TORONTO — Today, Ontario's Government for the People announced the cancellation of the outdated Drive Clean program, saving money for Ontario taxpayers and reducing the regulatory burden on Ontario families while enhancing regulations for the biggest polluters on Ontario's roads. Effective April 1, 2019, drivers will no longer be required to get Drive Clean emissions tests for their passenger vehicles.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
  • Enhancing Security Measures and Improving Safety at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre

    LONDON - Today, Michael Tibollo, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, announced Ontario's new plan to enhance security and improve safety at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC). Tibollo was joined by Minister Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin—Middlesex—London, and Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent—Leamington.

    News Release | Solicitor General
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