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Ontario Combatting Bullying in Schools through Student Survey

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TORONTO — Today, on Pink Shirt Day, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced the launch of an online survey to hear from students, parents and guardians and school staff about their experiences with bullying in Ontario schools. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 21% of Ontario students in Grades 7-12 have reported being bullied at school. This new …

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The CRA has not forgotten paper filer

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Ottawa – Each year almost 90% of Canadian taxpayers choose to file their personal income taxes using electronic methods. However, we have heard from some Canadians that the “traditional” paper method just works better for them. Those paper filers might feel like the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants to pressure all taxpayers to file electronically. That is simply not the …

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Canada reaches for the Moon

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Quebec – Canada has joined humanity’s return to the Moon – an investment in science, innovation and research to unlock new opportunities for economic growth and to help us answer important questions about our planet, universe and ourselves. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is presenting Canada’s space community, including small and medium-sized businesses, with the opportunity to contribute technologies to national and …

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Small, Rural Municipalities get $3.9m to provide better services

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TORONTO —Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced up to $3.9 million to help 42 small and rural municipalities modernize service delivery including ways to speed up the process for approving new housing and commercial developments. “Our government is thrilled to invest in so many local projects focussed on making it faster and easier to build new housing and help …

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Minister of Education on Increased Escalation by ETFO

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TORONTO — Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to escalated strike action by ETFO (Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario): “The safety and security of our students are of the utmost importance to this government. I hope that ETFO will work with school boards to ensure that the escalated work-to-rule measures do not risk student safety …

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Canada and the United Kingdom collaborate on responsible artificial intelligence

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Ottawa – Canada is a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)—the single-largest transformative technology in the world. Fostering Canada’s advantage in digital technologies, including AI, is one of the pillars of the Government of Canada’s economic growth strategy. To develop and deploy this technology in a responsible way that benefits all Canadians, research on understanding how the technology will impact …

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Over 1 million Canadians lifted out of poverty since 2015

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The Government of Canada is committed to growing the middle class and helping those working hard to join it. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today welcomed the results of the 2018 Canadian Income Survey. The survey found that over 1 million Canadians have been lifted out of poverty since 2015, and that the poverty rate in …

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Ontario Continues the Fight Against Human Trafficking

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TORONTO —Premier Doug Ford, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, made the following statement in recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Day: “Today we have a valuable opportunity to raise awareness and continue the fight against human trafficking to protect children and women. This heinous crime robs victims of their dignity and safety, …

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Ontario Confirms Presumptive Case of COVID-19

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All Protocols Followed and Risk to Ontarians Remains Low TORONTO — Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, has confirmed a new presumptive positive case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Toronto. Ontario’s first three cases are all resolved, with each of those patients having two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart. On February 21, an adult …

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Minister Bibeau in Washington D.C. to meet with agriculture leaders

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Ottawa, Ontario – Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau will be in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia, February 21, 2020, where she will meet with agricultural leaders from the United States, Mexico and Argentina to discuss collaboration on an international regulatory approach that facilitates trade, agricultural innovations and food security. She will hold meetings with the United States Secretary …