New chair of Infrastructure and Environment Committee in Toronto

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Toronto – Toronto Mayor John Tory has appointed the new chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee. He said: Looking forward to working with Jennifer McKelvie, Deputy Mayor of Toronto, Councillor for Scarborough-Rouge Park in her role as chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee.”

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Biodiversity conservation in Meewasin Valley

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Gatineau – Conserving and restoring nature is vital to protecting biodiversity and species at risk. Nature protection is also vital to address climate change and to maintain a strong, sustainable economy. Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, depend on nature for food, clean water, breathable air, and a livable climate. As such, Canada is committed to working with provincial, territorial, Indigenous, and …

Emissions Reductions Plan Canada

Greener Homes Initiative Delivery with Enbridge Gas 

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada is helping homeowners save money by making their homes more energy-efficient. In May 2021, the Government of Canada launched the Canada Greener Homes Grant to help up to 700,000 Canadians lower their energy costs, make their homes more comfortable and contribute to Canada’s climate action plan. In June 2022, the government then launched the …

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Canada funds 67 new projects to protect species at risk 

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Charlottetown – Canada’s wildlife and its habitat are in crisis. The future of all living things depends on actions taken now. Efforts to protect biodiversity and habitat for species at risk are vital to the health of the planet, and are a priority for the Government of Canada. Heath MacDonald, MP for Malpeque, on behalf of Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment …

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Increasing Access to High-Speed Internet Service in Huron County

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More rural Ontarians will benefit from access to high-speed internet service HURON COUNTY – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $3.8 million to bring fast, reliable high-speed internet to more than 1,570 families, farms and businesses in Huron County. In partnership with  (SWIFT) Inc, the completion of construction of broadband infrastructure is now providing access to fast, …

Kai Liu Chief Treaty Three Police Service and President

Modernizing First Nations Policing

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Funding will give First Nations police services new crime-fighting technology TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing more than $6 million to help First Nations police services better protect their communities. The investment is part of the province’s First Nations Policing Modernization Initiative, and will be used to purchase new technology, including mobile workstations, body cameras and automated license plate …

Bill 3 Strong Mayors Building Homes Act

Bill 3, Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 proclaimed into law

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Toronto – Bill 3, the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022, has been proclaimed and comes into effect. As of Wednesday, November 23, the Mayor of Toronto can: Choose to appoint the municipality’s chief administrative officer Hire certain municipal department heads and establish and reorganize departments Create committees of Council, assign their functions and appoint the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of …

Ahmed Hussen Yasir Naqvi

Major Housing Announcement Made in Ottawa

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Ottawa –Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, along with Michael Parsa, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Housing, Yasir Naqvi, Member of Parliament of Ottawa Centre, and Shawn Menard, Ottawa Councillor for Capital Ward, announced an investment of over $90 million to support the construction of more than 270 units across the City of Ottawa. This investment is made …

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Reducing Red Tape to Improve Competitiveness, Supply Chains

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Less Red Tape, Stronger Ontario Act making life easier for people and businesses TORONTO — TOntario government introduced the Less Red Tape, Stronger Ontario Act which, if passed, would implement measures to increase Ontario’s competitiveness, strengthen provincial supply chains, and make government services easier to access and interact with. “Our government is focused on making Ontario better for people and businesses …

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Modernizing Veterinary Services

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Province proposing to update the Veterinarians Act to improve access to services for animal owners LONDON — The Ontario government is launching consultations to explore opportunities to modernize the Veterinarians Act. The government’s first substantial review in 30 years will explore amendments to the legislative framework, opening the door to a new standard of veterinary medicine in Ontario that is modern …