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  • Stronger Hospitals, Better Care

    Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced there will be an additional $822 million investment in Ontario hospitals in 2018-19 -- an increase of 4.6 per cent.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Making Historic Investment in Mental Health Care

    Ontario is making an unprecedented investment in mental health and addictions that will improve care for the one in three people in Ontario who experience mental health or addictions challenges in their lifetime.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Making Prescription Drugs Free for People 65 and Over

    Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced Ontario's plan to make prescription drugs free for people 65 and over, ensuring millions of people can afford the care they need during this period of economic change and uncertainty.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • A Time for Care and Opportunity

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

    Speech | Office of the Premier

  • Throne Speech Announced for March 19, 2018

    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today that the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, has accepted the Premier's advice to prorogue the legislature as of 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The government's plans for the new session will be outlined by the Lieutenant Governor when she delivers a Speech from the Throne on March 19, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • One-Stop Health Care Access for Children in Eastern Ontario

    Today Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the government is supporting the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to bring its mental health and special needs services for children together under one roof. This will provide better care for patients and reduce stress on their parents and families.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Premier Wynne Welcomes The King and The Queen of The Belgians

    Their Majesties The King and The Queen of the Belgians are in Toronto today as part of the first state visit to Canada by a Belgian Royal Couple in over 40 years. The visit is an opportunity to showcase the province and explore new ways Belgium and Ontario can collaborate across sectors.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Climate Change Action Plan Helping Families and Businesses Save Money While Lowering Emissions

    Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Chris Ballard, today shared the first progress report on Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP). The action plan is a five-year strategy that is making life more affordable for people across Ontario, giving businesses more choice in reducing pollution and making Ontario a leader in the global fight against climate change.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Standing Up for a $15 Minimum Wage and Fair Workplaces

    The number of Ontario workers contacting the Minister of Labour's Employment Standards hotline to ask about the minimum wage has doubled since the rate was increased to $14 an hour on January 1, 2018.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Making Life More Affordable in Ontario

    Ontario is taking steps to help families afford the costs of caring for children and seniors, highlighting a package of measures that are easing the financial pressures people are facing in today's rapidly changing economy.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Women's Economic Empowerment Strategy a Canadian First

    Ontario today becomes the first province to tackle pay transparency as part of a broad new strategy to advance women's economic empowerment and build fairer, better workplaces.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

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