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  • 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

  • Premier Ford to Lead Council on Provincial-Federal Relations

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking positive steps to ensure that the interests of the province remain a priority in Ottawa with the creation of a new Council on Provincial-Federal Relations. Chaired by Premier Doug Ford, this council will collaborate with Ontario's federal counterparts to deliver on priorities including infrastructure, health care and economic growth.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Statement from Premier Doug Ford

    TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the next Council of the Federation meeting: 

    Statement | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Unveils Design for Afghanistan War Memorial

    TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government unveiled the design for the Memorial to Honour Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan, a monument to honour the veterans and the fallen members of the Canadian Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Statement from Premier Doug Ford

    TORONTO — Today Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on the 39th annual Holocaust Education Week:

    Statement | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario, City of Toronto Clearing the Roadblocks for New Subways

    TORONTO — Today, Premier Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory celebrated a historic new partnership between the city and the province to build the most ambitious subway expansion in Canadian history.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

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