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  • Women Promoted to Cabinet in Key Government Roles

    Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced changes to her cabinet that place eight women, including three new ministers, in key roles across government. In this time of economic change, Ontario is moving forward on a plan to create more fairness and opportunity for everyone. This updated cabinet draws on the strength of the government team to continue that work in 2018.

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  • Premier Invites Public to Bring Their Questions to Ottawa Town Hall

    Premier Kathleen Wynne is traveling across Ontario to hear from people on the issues that matter most to them. Following engaging town hall meetings in Toronto and Brampton, where the Premier answered questions on everything from cannabis to auto insurance and the rising minimum wage, Premier Wynne will next host an open forum in Ottawa on January 18.

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  • Free Prescription Medications for Everyone Under 25

    Prescription medications are now free for everyone under the age of 25 in Ontario. As of January 1, the province has made the biggest expansion to medicare in Ontario in a generation, providing drug coverage to over four million children and youth across the province. The launch of OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare is a national milestone as Ontario becomes the first province to provide prescription drug coverage to children and youth.

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  • Building a Fairer, Better Ontario in 2018

    Beginning January 1, 2018, people across Ontario will start the new year in a province with a $14 an hour minimum wage and free prescription medications for everyone under the age of 25 through the new OHIP+. These historic actions are among the new legislative and regulatory changes that will support small businesses, protect consumers, fight climate change and give everyone in Ontario the chance to get ahead.

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  • Largest Subway Expansion in Decades Connects Toronto to Vaughan

    The largest expansion of Toronto's subway system in nearly 40 years comes into service on December 17, offering a fast and convenient new option for people to get to a job or class -- and home to their families sooner.

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  • Creating Fairness and Opportunity for People in Ontario

    The Ontario government has made major strides this year, fighting for fairness to make sure everyone in our province has the opportunity to share in our growing economy. In 2017, the government took historic action to deliver on its plan to help more people get ahead while continuing to grow the economy. In 2018, the plan will continue to deliver more opportunity and security for families, when a higher minimum wage and free prescription medications for children and youth come into effect on January 1.

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  • Premier Wynne Takes Public Town Hall to Peel Region

    Premier Kathleen Wynne is inviting the public to share their ideas and ask their questions about education, health care, job security and other issues that matter most to people in Ontario.  Following her wide-ranging town hall in Toronto on November 20, Premier Wynne will host a second meeting today, December 13, in Peel Region.

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  • New Child Care Spaces Coming to Nearly 200 Schools Across Ontario

    Ontario is taking a significant step towards creating 45,000 new licensed child care spaces in schools, communities and other public spaces by funding almost 500 new child care rooms at 188 schools across the province. As a result of this investment, more than 8,400 children and their families will gain access to high-quality licensed care in a safe, convenient setting.

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  • Premier Wynne Takes Public Town Hall to Peel Region

    Premier Kathleen Wynne is inviting the public to share their ideas and ask their questions about education, health care, job security and other issues that matter most to people in Ontario. Following her wide-ranging town hall in Toronto on November 20, Premier Wynne will host a second meeting on Wednesday, December 13 in Peel Region.

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  • Premier Announces Manufacturer's Major Investment in Ontario

    Today in Hong Kong, Premier Wynne met with representatives from Johnson Electric, who announced a $351 million investment in new equipment and capacity in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The expansion is expected to create 326 new jobs and retain a further 1,714 manufacturing positions across the province.

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