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  • Ontario Investing $200 Million in Small, Rural and Northern Communities

    PARRY SOUND — Today, Premier Doug Ford and Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure, announced a $200 million investment this year through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to help 424 small, rural and northern communities build and repair critical local infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Premier Announces Scholarships in Honour of Iran Plane Crash Victims

    TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford, joined by MPP Michael Parsa and MPP Goldie Ghamari, announced the creation of a scholarship fund to honour the victims of the recent fatal plane crash in Iran. The tragedy claimed the lives of 57 Canadians, including several from Ontario. The fund will disburse the proposed scholarships of $10,000 to 57 students, one in memory of each victim.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • A Successful Year of Building Ontario Together

    TORONTO — This year, the Government of Ontario continued to deliver on its plan to make the province the best place to do business and create jobs, build critical infrastructure like roads, bridges and subways, and invest in health care and education - all while reducing the deficit and making life more affordable for the people of Ontario. 

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Giving Ontario Communities a Greater Voice in Government Decision Making

    TORONTO — The Government of Ontario has appointed Jamil Jivani, author, educator and community organizer, as the province's first Advocate for Community Opportunities. In this role, and as a Special Advisor to the Premier, Mr. Jivani will open lines of communications between communities and the government to empower community members and enable them to increase their participation in government decision making.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario and Maryland Commit to Expanding Trade and Economic Development

    ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND — Today, Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement following a meeting with the Governor of Maryland and Chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), Larry Hogan, Maryland Secretary of Commerce, Kelly Schulz, and Laurie Scott, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure:

    Statement | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Developing New Strategy to Fight Human Trafficking

    RICHMOND HILL — The Ontario government is developing a new strategy to combat human trafficking that will be co-led by Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General and Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues. The strategy is part of Ontario's commitment to protecting women and children and combatting gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

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