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  • Ontario Increases Funding for Community Health Organizations

    Ontario is providing $4.1 million in 2016-17 to community health service providers across the province to keep facilities in a state of good repair, so that patients can continue to receive high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Releases Ministers' Mandate Letters

    At the mid-point in the government's mandate, Premier Kathleen Wynne released to the public today all of the ministers' mandate letters. As the government continues to deliver on its top priority of jobs and growth, the 34 letters direct the new cabinet and their ministries to work together to deliver more inclusive growth, with measures that will help people in their everyday lives.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Working to Reduce Electricity Costs for Consumers

    Ontario introduced new legislation yesterday that would, if passed, reduce electricity costs for about five million residential consumers, small businesses and farms. The province is also pursuing amendments to provide additional savings opportunities to more than 1,000 large energy consumers across the province.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Prepares to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

    Ontario will mark next year's 150th anniversary of Confederation with Ontario150, a year-long celebration that will honour the past and help chart a course for the future.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Introducing Measures to Reduce Electricity Costs

    Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Vaughan today to unveil details of the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016. Ontario is proposing measures that would save families, farmers and small businesses eight per cent on their electricity bills and empower more businesses to shift their consumption away from peak periods to deliver savings directly to the consumer and the system as a whole.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Making College and University More Affordable

    Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Grade 12 students at Central Technical School in Toronto today to talk about reforms to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Students in Grade 12 will be among the first to benefit from Ontario's single largest modernization of student financial assistance when the Ontario Student Grant launches as part of the reformed OSAP in September 2017.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Throne Speech Announces Electricity Cost Relief, New Child Care Spaces

    As part of its balanced plan to build Ontario up and help people in their everyday lives, the Ontario government intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would rebate an amount equal to the provincial portion of the HST on residential, farm and small business electricity bills as of January 1, 2017. Rural electricity ratepayers would receive additional relief and commercial, institutional and industrial ratepayers would also benefit from lower electricity costs.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Speech from the Throne

    Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, ladies and gentlemen, people of Ontario:

    As the representative of Her Majesty the Queen, it is my honour to open the second session of the 41st Parliament by delivering the Speech from the Throne.

    Speech | Office of the Premier

  • Throne Speech Announced for September 12, 2016

    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today that the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, accepted the Premier's advice to prorogue the legislature as of 12 p.m. today. The Lieutenant Governor will deliver a Speech from the Throne outlining the government's plans for the new session when the legislature convenes on September 12, 2016.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Premier's Statement on Labour Day

    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today:

    Statement | Office of the Premier

  • Mexico Mission Creates New Economic and Climate Change Partnerships

    Premier Kathleen Wynne today wrapped up her participation in the second annual Climate Summit of the Americas, where Ontario signed the 2016 Climate Action Statement along with subnational jurisdictions from across the Americas.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

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