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Subaru Canada: 2013 Marks Another All-Time Annual Sales Record

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  • Subaru sells a record 36,760 units in 2013, increasing sales by a whopping 18.7 percent over 2012.
  • All regions set new records for annual sales.
  • BRZ, Forester and XV Crosstrek outshine their previous December records, with increased sales of 61.1, 51.1 and 19.7 percent respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

14 Division CPLC Community Safety Scholarship‏

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Community Alert Toronto Police Service
14 Division CPLC Community Safety Scholarship

WHAT DOES THIS PROGRAM OFFER?
Scholarship recipients receive:
-Up to a $4,000 scholarship to cover tuition fees for first year of post
secondary education or training (college, university, trade school,
apprenticeship)
-Opportunity for second year scholarships of up to $4,000 to
be applied directly to your tuition if you attend one of the following
institutions:
-Ryerson University, University of Toronto, York
University, Humber College, George Brown College, Seneca College or OCAD
University.
Everyone who applies for a scholarship will receive:
Employment services offered through St. Stephen’s Community House Employment
and Training Centre. Assistance in looking for and getting a job, one-on-one
job counselling to assist you with resume writing, job searching, and job
matching to connect you with employers offering jobs in your area of
interest.
Who is Eligible?
High school students and/or recent high school graduates involved in
anti-racism, diversity and/or building healthy communities, AND those who can
answer yes to all of the following:
-A Canadian citizen or permanent resident?
-25 years old or younger in May
2014?
-Entering into your first year of post-secondary education or
training?
-Planning to attend a recognized Canadian post-secondary
educational or training program (college, university, career academy,
apprenticeship…) in the upcoming academic year?
-Able to demonstrate a need
for financial assistance?
AND if you are
14 Division CPLC Community Safety Scholarship: A resident of Toronto, living
within the Toronto Police Service 14 Division service boundaries and/or attends
school within the boundaries of 14 Division (from Jameson/Landsdowne east to
Spadina, Lake Ontario north to the North-CP Railway line/Dupont see www.torontopolice.on.ca/d14/neighbourhoods.php
with demonstrated leadership and involvement with issues of community safety
within 14 Division neighbourhoods.
WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DUE?
Friday, March 14 2014, 4:30pm
Please email your completed application packages to areej@scaddingcourt.org.
If you cannot scan and email pages with signatures, you may drop off a hard
copy of your application to:
Scadding Court Community Centre
707 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M5T
2W6
Attention: Areej Hasso
Link to application form: http://www.scaddingcourt.org/pdflibrary/2014scholarship-application_jan28.pdf
If you would like to donate, please follow this link and choose 14-Division
CPLC Community Safety Scholarip: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/12377
Message prepared by P.C. Gord Reid #1703, 14 Division.

Best-ever year for Lexus helps Toyota Canada Inc. increase sales by 1.7% in 2013

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  • Best-ever year for TCI truck sales
  • Toyota RAV4, Tacoma 4X4, Prius c and Scion FR-S set annual sales records

TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Toyota Canada  Inc. (TCI) reported total sales of 195,360 vehicles in 2013, an increase of 1.7% versus 2012. It was the best year ever for Lexus, with sales of 15,949 luxury vehicles, up 5.6%.

Led by the Canadian-made RAV4, it was also a record year for TCI truck sales, up 8.6% at 92,781. The RAV4 has had 11 consecutive monthly sales records, bringing the compact SUV’s 2013 total to 33,156, surpassing the previous annual record of 25,942 set in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Ontario Securities Commission – Notice from the Office of the Secretary

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IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED

– and –

IN THE MATTER OF KEVIN WARREN ZIETSOFF

– and –

IN THE MATTER OF A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
BETWEEN STAFF OF THE ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION
AND KEVIN WARREN ZIETSOFF

TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – The Office of the Secretary issued a Notice of Hearing for a hearing to consider whether it is in the public interest to approve a settlement agreement entered into by Staff of the Commission andKevin Warren Zietsoff in the above named matter.

The hearing will be held on January 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Hearing Room B on the 17th floor of the Commission’s offices located at 20 Queen Street West, Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

AGF Reports December 2013 Assets Under Management

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TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – AGF Management Limited reported total fee-earning assets under management (AUM) of $35.5 billion as at December 31, 2013. This represents a 3.2% increase from November 30, 2013.

AUM 
($ billions)
December 31,
2013
November 30, 
2013
% Change
Month-Over- 
Month
December 31, 
2012
% Change 
Year-Over- 
Year
Mutual Fund $19.4 $19.3 0.5% $19.6 (1.0)%
Retail Pooled Fund 0.3 0.3 0.5 (40.0)%
Total Retail Fund 
(including retail
pooled funds)
$19.7 $19.6 0.5% $20.1 (2.0)%
Institutional and
Sub-advisory  +
High-net-worth
$15.8 $14.8 6.8% $19.5 (19.0)%
Total AUM $35.5 $34.4 3.2% $39.6 (10.4)%
Average Daily
Retail Fund AUM
$19.4 $19.5 (0.5)% $20.0 (3.0)%

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Best Loctician in Town at Urban Textures Salon – NOW EMPORIA in Yorkville

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Mariam Ibrahim the best loctician in town for natural Black hair will soon be at

Urban Textures Salon NOW NAMED EMPORIA in Toronto for two days a week.

Check out Mariam`s Facebook page for more details:

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Urban Textures Salon NOW NAMED EMPORIA is Located at:

140 Yorkville Ave. (Second Floor)

TSX Venture Exchange Daily Bulletins

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VANCOUVER, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – TSX VENTURE COMPANIES:

ALEXANDER NUBIA INTERNATIONAL INC. (“AAN”)
BULLETIN TYPE:  Private Placement-Non-Brokered
BULLETIN DATE:  January 3, 2014
TSX Venture Tier 1 Company

TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing documentation with respect to a Non-Brokered Private Placement announced November 28, 2013 and December 24, 2013:

 

Number of Shares: 3,300,000 shares
Purchase Price: $0.05 per share
Warrants: 3,300,000 share purchase warrants to purchase 3,300,000 shares
Warrant Exercise Price: $0.05 for a two year period
Number of Placees: 8 placees
Finder’s Fee: $4,950 payable to R. Stuart Angus

Note that in certain circumstances the Exchange may later extend the expiry date of the warrants, if they are less than the maximum permitted term. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda Canada reports sales for December and 2013 full-year

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– Strong growth by Mazda3, CX-5 helps fuel positive year-end —

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Mazda Canada announced sales for December 2013 today totaling 4,558, which represents an increase of 28% compared to December 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Hyundai Canada achieves record 2013 sales

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MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today its full-year 2013 sales of 137,100 vehicles has set a new company record. Buoyed by strong performances last year from its Elantra compact car, Genesis Coupe sports car, Santa Fe Sport SUV, as well as the addition of the new 6-or-7 passenger Santa Fe XL, the company has achieved regular, annual sales growth since 2004. Read the rest of this entry »

Notice of Default Delivered to AndeanGold

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VANCOUVER, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Gitennes Exploration Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: GIT) advises that it has delivered a Notice of Default to AndeanGold Ltd. for failure to make a $150,000 payment that was due and payable onDecember 31, 2013. The payment was due under the terms of the amended Share Sale and Mining Agreement (the “Agreement”) which provides AndeanGold the right to acquire Gitennes’ 40% interest in the Urumalqui Project, Peru.  The Default can be cured by AndeanGold making a payment of $150,000 on or before March 3, 2014.  If AndeanGold fails to make the payment then the Agreement will be terminated immediately.  In addition to the $150,000 payment the next payment due by AndeanGold under the Agreement is $400,000 and 250,000 common shares on March 21, 2014.  Total remaining payments by AndeanGold under the Agreement are $2.05 million and 1.35 million common shares. Read the rest of this entry »

Food Gift Card Distribution Resumes in Toronto on January 2nd

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News Release

Food Gift Card Distribution Resumes in Toronto on January 2nd

January 1, 2014

Province and Private Sector Working Together to Help Those Most In Need

The gift card distribution initiative will resume tomorrow and continue Friday for Toronto residents most in need who may have lost food during power outages caused by last week’s ice storm.

There has been an overwhelming demand for gift cards with $160,000 in cards distributed already on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

More cards will be available tomorrow. However, supplies will be limited, and line ups are expected at the 15 Ontario Works offices making the cards available. The supply of cards is expected to be larger on Friday, Jan. 3 and residents who can wait until then are encouraged to do so.

The gift cards are intended to help people who have lost food and are unable to replace it without financial assistance. This initiative cannot provide gift cards to everyone who lost power, and should be reserved for those facing the most need.

The initiative will be expanded to communities outside of Toronto in the next few days and details will be provided as they become available. Other corporate donors are encouraged to come forward as the government continues its commitment to match all corporate donations.

Working to help communities recover from the ice storm is part of the government’s plan to work together as One Ontario to build a successful, compassionate and united province where everyone has the opportunity to connect, contribute and enjoy a high quality of life.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontarians are reminded to first contact their insurance companies first to find out about their coverage and compensation for lost food.
  • Approximately $160,000 worth of gift cards were distributed on Dec. 31, 2013.
  • Corporate donations and provincial matching funds total more than $460,000 so far with more expected.

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QUOTES

“I thank all corporate donors for their generous donations, and encourage others to contribute to this worthwhile effort. While not perfect, the program was put in place to get the gift cards to people as soon as possible, and the overwhelming response demonstrates the need that existed among people affected by the storm.”
— Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

CONTACTS

Craig MacBride
Minister’s Office
416 325-8282

Brent Ross
Communications Branch
416-314-7024

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
http://www.ontario.ca/safety

 


 

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New Gold Files Technical Report for Blackwater Project

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VANCOUVER, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ – New Gold Inc. (“New Gold”) (TSX:NGD) and (NYSE MKT:NGD) today announces that the company has filed a Technical Report (the “Report”), entitled “Blackwater Gold Project, British Columbia – NI 43-101 Technical Report on Feasibility Study” and dated January 14, 2014. The Report was prepared in compliance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects and may be found under the company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The Technical Report supports the disclosure contained in New Gold’s news release issued on December 12, 2013, announcing the results of the Feasibility Study for the Blackwater project. The Report also provides further information on the project’s history, additional detail on both the technical and financial estimates, including base case after-tax analysis, as well as an overview of the regional geology. Read the rest of this entry »

Penn West to present at CIBC Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

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CALGARY, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ – PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX – PWT; NYSE – PWE) (“PENN WEST”)wishes to notify interested parties that Mr. Dave Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the CIBC Whistler Institutional Investor Conference on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 10:00am PST(11:00am MST) in Whistler, British Columbia.

We invite interested parties to visit: https://webcasts.welcome2theshow.com/whistler2014

at the presentation time noted above to listen to an audio webcast of the presentation. Read the rest of this entry »

Horizons Announces January 2014 Distributions for Certain Active ETFs

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TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ – Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and its affiliate AlphaPro Management Inc. (collectively “Horizons ETFs“) are pleased to announce the distribution amounts per unit (the “Distributions“) for certain of the Horizons ETFs family of exchange traded funds (the “ETFs“), for the period ending January 31, 2014, as indicated in the table below.

The ex-dividend date for the Distributions is anticipated to be January 29, 2014, for all unitholders of record on January 31, 2014.  The Distributions will be paid in cash or, if the unitholder has enrolled in the respective ETF’s dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP), reinvested in additional units of the applicable ETF, on or about February 12, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcrest Mining Limited – Quarterly Report for the three months ending 31 December 2013

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MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ – Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) – Quarterly Report for the three months ending 31 December 2013 (these figures are unaudited)

Key Points

  • Quarterly gold production of 621,125 ounces (6% higher than September 2013 quarter of 586,573 ounces)
  • Quarterly copper production of 22,603 tonnes (15% higher than September 2013 quarter of 19,632 tonnes)
  • Average realised gold price for the quarter of A$1,372/oz
  • Group All-In Sustaining Costfor the quarter of A$921/oz (US$857/oz at an A$:US$ exchange rate of $0.93) 2
  • All-In Sustaining Costat each operation was below the average realised gold price for the quarter
  • Guidance maintained. Gold production for the 2014 financial year expected to be around the top of the guidance range and Group All-In Sustaining Costs are expected to be around the lower end of the guidance range, subject to market and operating conditions3 Read the rest of this entry »

Guiding Growth in Ontario’s Postsecondary Education System

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News Release

Guiding Growth in Ontario’s Postsecondary Education System

December 20, 2013

Province Committed to Sustainable Growth to Meet Demand

Ontario has introduced a plan to guide major capacity expansions at postsecondary institutions, ensuring students have access to spaces where they are needed most.The Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework defines criteria for where new or expanded campuses should be located. Working in collaboration with municipalities, universities’ and colleges’ expansion proposals will be evaluated to determine how they:

  • Increase spaces in underserved areas and align with provincial growth and economic development plans
  • Align with their strategic mandate agreements and their priorities under the Differentiation Policy Framework
  • Demonstrate value for money and provide regional and provincial economic benefits
  • Improve quality, innovation and competitiveness
  • Increase affordability for both students and tax payers

Decisions about future expansions will be made on the basis of a formal, transparent and competitive process that will begin with a call for proposals directed to institutions and their municipal partners in early 2014. Municipalities interested in being considered as host locations will be expected to work in collaboration with institutions that would be prepared to submit a proposal.

Expanding the province’s world-class postsecondary education system is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • The call for proposals for new or expanded campuses will be open to all public universities and colleges in the province.
  • Ontario has a higher postsecondary education attainment rate than any OECD country, providing a competitive advantage in job creation, enhanced productivity and global competitiveness.
  • In the last ten years, full-time enrolment in Ontario’s postsecondary system has grown by more than 160,000 — more than in any decade in the province’s history.

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QUOTES

“We will ensure that future capacity expansion in postsecondary education will be in areas where student demand is strong and where there are gaps in access to an undergraduate degree. This will give more students the opportunity to get a high-quality education while staying close to home. Our goal is to get the right spaces in the right places.”
— Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

CONTACTS

Emily Hedges
Minister’s Office
416-326-1635
Emily.Hedges@ontario.ca

Gyula Kovacs
Communications Branch
416-325-2746
Gyula.Kovacs@ontario.ca

Public inquiries
416-325-2929 or
TTY: 1-800-268-7095
1-800-387-5514

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
http://www.ontario.ca/postsecondary

 


 

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Moving Forward on the Eglinton Crosstown‏

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News Release

Moving Forward on the Eglinton Crosstown

December 20, 2013

Ontario Government Improving Public Transit, Creating Jobs

Ontario is taking another step forward in the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to help ease congestion and create thousands of jobs.

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have released a request for proposals to Crosslinx Transit Solutions and Crosstown Transit Partners, the teams short-listed to design, build, finance and maintain the Crosstown line, including its stations and integrated system of trackwork, signaling and communications infrastructure.

The teams will now begin preparing their proposals, which must include plans for increasing apprenticeship training, creating significant opportunities for local companies to participate, ensuring design excellence and providing community benefits such as minimizing the effect of construction on traffic and adjacent businesses. The winning proposal is expected to be chosen next winter.

Many local design firms are represented on the teams and more will be involved when the winning proposal is implemented. It is estimated that the project will create thousands of jobs during construction.

Building transit and easing congestions is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • The successful team will be responsible for maintaining the stations and trackwork over a 30-year period.
  • The new LRT line will run about 19 kilometres along Eglinton Avenue and will include up to 25 stations. More than 10 kilometres will be underground, from approximately Keele Street to Laird Avenue.
  • The Crosstown is expected to carry 5,400 passengers during peak travel times and will carry 15,000 passengers per hour per direction. Service is expected to begin by 2020.
  • Tunnelling from the west launch shaft area near Black Creek Drive to Yonge-Eglinton station began in June 2013.
  • According to a 2013 Conference Board of Canada report, each $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts gross domestic product by $114 million, particularly in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
  • The next wave of Metrolinx’s Big Move projects is expected to create between 800,000 and 900,000 jobs.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested more than $19.3 billion in public transit in Ontario, including $9.1 billion in GO Transit.

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QUOTES

“We are moving forward on the province’s largest public transit construction project in more than half a century. The new Eglinton Crosstown LRT line will get commuters to work, school and play faster than ever before — up to 60 per cent faster than today.”
— Glen Murray, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Infrastructure
“This project represents the largest transit investment in Canada, bringing 19 kilometres of light rail transit to Toronto and connecting the east and west ends of Eglinton Avenue. The Crosstown will provide an integral transit service for commuters, while helping to improve the efficiency of public transit in the Toronto area.”
— Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx president and CEO

CONTACTS

Patrick Searle
Minister’s Office
416-327-1815

Bob Nichols
Communications Branch
416-327-1158

Anne Marie Aikins
Metrolinx
416-576-0859
annemarie.aikins@metrolinx.com

Ministry of Transportation
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New Stevedores video to take your breath away…‏

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New Stevedores rehearsal video out! The boys are busy practising up for recording later this week.
Go watch the video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2P7wmuZd8M&feature=youtu.be

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Improving Access to Home Care and Community Supports‏

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Media Advisory

Improving Access to Home Care and Community Supports

January 20, 2014

Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will make an announcement about expanding the role of paramedics to improve services for seniors and patients with chronic conditions.

Date:               Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Time:               9:30 a.m.

Location:         Toronto EMS Station 45

135 Davenport Road, Toronto

 

 

For public inquiries call ServiceOntario, INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free in Ontario only)

Media Contacts:

Samantha Grant, Minister’s Office, 416-326-4905

David Jensen, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care,

416-314-6197

ontario.ca/health-news

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Comment écrire Creative non-fiction maintenant disponible à la vente en français

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The CRTC is adopting a new framework for all television news services

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, December 19, 2013 —Today, the Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced new measures that will
ensure that Canadians can receive a wide range of Canadian television news
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Olivia and Liam Remain Most Popular Baby Names in Ontario‏

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Olivia and Liam Remain Most Popular Baby Names in Ontario

December 19, 2013

Ontario Making it Easier for Parents to Register Newborns Online

Olivia and Liam are the most popular names for girls and boys born in Ontario for the second year in a row.

Olivia has been the favourite name for girls since 2008, followed by the same second, third and fourth place names from last year — Emma, Sophia and Ava. Emily joins the ranks to round out the top five. For boys, Ethan, Jacob and Lucas once again took spots two through four, with Benjamin coming in at five.

Ontario gives parents up to one year to register their newborn’s birth online. Through the easy-to-use4-in-1 Newborn Bundle, they can register their child’s birth and apply for their birth certificate, social insurance number and Canada child benefits, including the Ontario child benefit, in one easy step. Birth certificates ordered online are guaranteed to be mailed within 15 business days or they’re free.

Making it easier for families to access important government services when and where they need them is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • More than 99.5 per cent of birth certificates ordered online have been delivered on time.
  • The Ontario Registrar General compiles annual lists of given baby names from registered births in the province for the previous year.
  • ServiceOntario’s 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle was the first of its kind in Canada when it launched in 2007. Since then, more than 720,000 newborns have been registered in Ontario using the service.
  • The Ontario child benefit provides up to $1,210 per child per year for nearly one million children to support Ontario families.

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“Parents can register their newly named babies online from the comfort of their own homes. By making it more convenient for families to access our services, we are helping new parents focus on what’s really important.”
— John Milloy, Minister of Government Services

CONTACTS

Jenna Mannone
Minister’s Office
416-327-0948

Christian Hasse
Communications Branch
416-212-6404

Ministry of Government Services
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Inquest into the Death of Michael Hergert Announced‏

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Inquest into the Death of Michael Hergert Announced

December 18, 2013

Dr. David H. Evans, Regional Supervising Coroner, Central East Region, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Michael Hergert.

Mr. Hergert, age 36, died on August 9, 2010, during the course of his employment at a construction site in Vaughan.  An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Hergert’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest is expected to last two days and will hear from approximately seven witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9 a.m on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the Town of Aurora Municipal Offices, 1 Municipal Drive, Aurora.  Dr. Hanif Kassam will preside as inquest coroner and Jon Fuller will be counsel to the coroner.

CONTACTS

Dr. David Evans
Regional Supervising Coroner, Central East Region
647-329-1818

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
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Interest Rate Unchanged For Variable-Rate Ontario Savings Bonds

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Interest Rate Unchanged For Variable-Rate Ontario Savings Bonds

December 18, 2013

Providing the People of Ontario a Secure Option to Invest in the Province

The interest rate set at 1.30 per cent for the Variable-Rate Ontario Savings Bonds will remain unchanged for the next six months.

This rate applies to Variable-Rate Bonds dated 2007 and 2008. The rates are reviewed and reset every six months. The next update will be on June 21, 2014.

Variable-Rate Bonds are one of three Ontario Savings Bond investment options that are available annually during the first three weeks of June. The Fixed-Rate and Step-Up Ontario Savings Bonds are not affected by this interest rate change.

Providing people with the opportunity to invest in Ontario is part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

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  • Ontario Savings Bonds are available in three types — Fixed-Rate, Step-Up Rate and Variable-Rate — with annual or compound interest
  • Both principal and interest are backed 100 per cent by the province of Ontario.
  • Ontarians can purchase Ontario Savings Bonds in amounts ranging from $100 up to $1 million.
  • Ontario Savings Bonds can be purchased from banks, trust companies, credit unions, caisses populaires and through investment dealers.

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“Maintaining competitive rates for Ontario Savings Bonds encourages the people of Ontario to invest their money at home where they help create jobs, build infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate so that all of Ontario can grow and prosper.”
— Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance

CONTACTS

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416-325-3645
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416-325-0324
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Strengthening Economic Ties with Growing Markets‏

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Strengthening Economic Ties with Growing Markets

January 16, 2014

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, will make an important announcement.

Date:               Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Time:              11 a.m.

Location:        Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor
Toronto


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Gabe De Roche
Minister’s Office
416-325-7569

Sofia Sousa-Dias
Communications Branch
416-326-8465

Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
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Minister to Announce Supports for Healthier Schools‏

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Minister to Announce Supports for Healthier Schools

January 16, 2014

Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, will visit George Brown College to make an announcement about a new initiative that supports better health for Ontario’s high school students.

Date:               Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Time:               9:15 a.m.

Location:         George Brown College, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts

St. James Campus

300 Adelaide St. East

Toronto

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CONTACTS

Gary Wheeler
Communications Branch
416-325-2454
gary.s.wheeler@ontario.ca

Lauren Ramey
Minister’s Office
416-325-2503
lauren.ramey@ontario.ca

Ministry of Education
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Ontario to Review Mining Health and Safety‏

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Ontario to Review Mining Health and Safety

December 18, 2013

Review to Focus on New Technology, Training, Ground Stability

Ontario is launching a comprehensive mining safety review to further improve the health and well-being of workers in the sector.Starting in early 2014, the province’s Chief Prevention Officer will lead an advisory group of industry, labour, and health and safety representatives to begin a collaborative, evidence-based review on a wide range of areas, including:

 

  • Exploring technological advances such as new bolting and reinforcement techniques to prevent collapse and rock bursts.
  • Assessing current health and safety regulations, and enforcement mechanisms to compare their effectiveness with regulations in other jurisdictions.
  • Examining the education and training of employers, supervisors, and workers on injury prevention to identify skills shortages and gaps in qualified health- and safety-related expertise.
  • Ensuring appropriate ground stability and water management practices methods are being used.
  • Confirming proper use of barricades and warning systems, particularly with respect to open holes.

 
Protecting the health and safety of miners and all of the province’s workers is part of the Ontario government plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • The review will also examine the Internal Responsibility System in the mining sector and past mining related coroner’s jury reports and inquiries. The Internal Responsibility System provides all workplace parties, including employers and employees, responsibility for improving worker health and safety.
  • Ministry inspectors made over 1,500 proactive visits to mining workplaces in 2012-13.
  • The province’s mining sector employs 27,000 people, with another 50,000 jobs in processing.
  • Ontario is the top destination for mining investment and production in all of Canada with a total value of mineral production reaching $10.7 billion in 2011.

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“Improving mine safety and making sure our miners go home to their families at the end of their shift is what this mining review is all about. I know that all of our partners share this goal and recognize that it is time for a thorough, evidence-based review of mining safety across the province that will get meaningful results for miners and their families.”
— Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Labour
“Ensuring the safety of Ontario’s 27,000 mine workers is certainly one of my top priorities and one that is shared across our government. Nobody in Ontario should ever go to work and feel unsafe. I applaud the strong effort that our government has made to ensure that one of Ontario’s safest industries remains that way. This review will bring key industry partners and stakeholders with mining expertise together to provide advice on a number of emerging issues that impact mining health and safety.”
— Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines
“This will be a targeted, well-focused consultation. We have assembled a group of experts committed to occupational health and safety in the mining sector to provide advice to the review.”
— George Gritziotis, Chief Prevention Officer for Ontario
“This collaborative safety review follows up on recommendations from the Dean expert panel. Mining is one of the safest industries in the province and it has demonstrated steady and significant improve in its safety performance for decades. This review can help sustain that improvement and move the industry closer to its goal of zero harm while helping to prepare for future growth and innovations.”
— Chris Hodgson, President, Ontario Mining Association
“We are counting on this review to produce timely and meaningful action to significantly improve health and safety in our industry.”
— Rick Bertrand, President, United Steelworkers Local 6500
“Our committee was established by volunteers with the mission of protecting those working in the mining industry and to prevent further fatalities. This announcement is a huge leap forward towards ensuring the safety of the men and women working in this industry.”
— Wendy Fram, Chairperson, MINES Committee

CONTACTS

Matt Blajer
Communications Branch
416-326-7405

Jonathan Rose
Minister’s Office
416-326-7709

Ministry of Labour
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CRTC acting to improve telecommunications services for northern Canadians

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, December 18, 2013 — The Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today set the foundation to modernize
Northwestel’s network over the next four years. Northwestel’s investments
in its network will result in better telecommunications services for
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Drivers to Pay Less for Drive Clean Test‏

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Drivers to Pay Less for Drive Clean Test

December 18, 2013

Ontario Committed to Fair Pricing and Clean Air

Starting April 1, vehicle owners will pay five dollars less for their Drive Clean emission tests.After 12 years in deficit due to start-up costs, Drive Clean went into surplus in 2011. The province is reducing the test fee from $35 to $30 to make sure the program does not take in more money than it costs to run.

According to the Ontario Medical Association, smog contributes to 9,500 premature deaths each year. Repairs made to cars and trucks as a result of Drive Clean tests reduce smog emissions by more than one-third.

Ensuring fair prices for government programs and services is part of Ontario’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Drive Clean has kept more than 335,000 tonnes of smog-causing pollutants from entering the air since 1999.
  • Drive Clean fees for heavy duty vehicles are set by individual facilities at market rates and are not covered by this fee reduction.
  • Drive Clean has reduced light duty vehicle emissions of carbon monoxide, an air pollutant, by about 3.2 million tonnes.
  • Smog can lead to serious health problems such as respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, and death.

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QUOTES

“We are fulfilling a commitment to reduce the Drive Clean test fee for drivers, effective April 1. This fee reduction will ensure Drive Clean is revenue neutral while it reduces automobile pollution and protects public health.”
— Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment

CONTACTS

Contact information for the general public
416-325-4000
1-800-565-4923

Kate Jordan
Communications Branch
416-314-6666
Kate.Jordan@ontario.ca

Lyndsay Miller
Minister’s Office
416-314-6739
Lyndsay.Miller@ontario.ca

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Minister to Announce Drive Clean Changes‏

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Minister to Announce Drive Clean Changes

December 17, 2013

Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment, will make an important announcement about the Drive Clean program.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Ontario Legislature Building, East Lobby Doors
Queens Park, Toronto

Note: Media not currently accredited by the Legislative Assembly should contact Gerald Christopher, Press Gallery Coordinator, for press conference access. Please call 416-325-7922 or email gerald_christopher@ontla.ola.org.

 


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Improving Access to Routine Health Procedures

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Improving Access to Routine Health Procedures

December 17, 2013

Ontario Establishing Non-Profit Community-Based Specialty Clinics

Ontario is increasing access to routine health procedures by establishing non-profit community-based specialty clinics in communities across the province.

These specialty clinics will provide OHIP- insured services, starting with cataract and colonoscopy procedures. Other procedures will be considered for this new model of care, including dialysis, out-patient orthopaedic and other specialized services that do not require overnight stays in a hospital.

The new clinics will:

 

  • Focus on better patient outcomes, including a better patient experience.
  • Adhere to high quality standards of care to ensure patient and staff safety.
  • Provide OHIP-insured services with no additional fees charged for these services.
  • Work with local LHINs and hospitals to ensure continuity and stability of services for patients in the community.
  • Provide better value for Ontario taxpayers by allowing hospitals to focus on more complex procedures.

 

Health care providers can apply to provide services under the new model starting in early 2014. A new policy guide outlining eligibility criteria and standards for the new clinics is now available atwww.ontario.ca/specialtyclinics.

Improving access to low-risk procedures in community specialty clinics  provides the right care, at the right time and in the right place and is part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care. This is part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

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  • Examples of existing non-profit specialty clinics operating in the province include Kensington Eye Institute, Ottawa Hospital’s Riverside Campus and the new Ottawa and Toronto Birth Centres.
  • Applications to open new non-profit community-based speciality clinics must be supported by a local hospital and the Local Health Integration Network.
  • British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan have already shifted some low-risk procedures into specialty clinics, including hip and knee surgery, diagnostic imaging, urology and maternity services.

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“If a routine, low-risk procedure can be done outside of a hospital, it’s good for patients, the health care system and taxpayers. We want to build on the success of existing specialty clinics like the Kensington Eye Institute to improve the patient experience while at the same time providing better value for Ontario taxpayers.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

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David Jensen
Communications and Marketing Division
416-314-6197
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Minister’s Office
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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
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Statement from Minister of Children and Youth Services 2013 Annual Report on Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy‏

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Statement from Minister of Children and Youth Services 2013 Annual Report on Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

December 16, 2013

 

Today, Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services, released the following statement onOntario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy 2013 Annual Report:

“When Breaking the Cycle: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy was launched in 2008, it was based on the belief that every child should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

I am pleased to report that our efforts and investments in young people, families and the economy are continuing to make a difference in people’s lives across Ontario. In the first three years of the Strategy, approximately 47,000 children and their families were lifted out of poverty. In 2011 alone, approximately 61,000 children and their families were prevented from falling into poverty. Based on the National Household Survey, Ontario now has the second-lowest low-income rate among all provinces in Canada. This was accomplished during the worst global recession in 70 years and without the additional support of the federal government.

The annual report also outlines the results of recent consultations. Almost 2,000 people across the province participated online and in-person this past summer and fall to provide thoughtful input that will help shape a new, five-year Poverty Reduction Strategy, to be released in early 2014.

Our government is proud of our accomplishments, but we also know the first five years of the Strategy is only the beginning. We know that by investing in people, we all benefit. By working together as partners, we can, and we will, break the cycle of poverty.”

 
 

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Minister’s Office
416-212-3394

Courtney Battistone
Communications Branch
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Minister’s Statement Expressing Disappointment At The Federal Government On Stalling On CPP Enhancement‏

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Minister’s Statement Expressing Disappointment At The Federal Government On Stalling On CPP Enhancement

December 16, 2013

Today, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, released the following statement on enhancing the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

“We are very disappointed that the federal government has once again stood in the way of a CPP enhancement.

They say that we can put off an enhancement to the CPP for another day.

We strongly disagree.

We don’t have time to waste. We must take action now, so that today’s workers have a more secure retirement tomorrow.

An enhancement to the CPP is critical to ensuring that Ontarians and Canadians, particularly today’s middle-income earners, have greater financial security in retirement.

Given today’s unfortunate stall tactic by the federal government, we will move forward to implement a made-in-Ontario alternative to protect Ontario workers in their retirement.

Doing nothing is not a solution to this problem and will not give Ontarians the security they need to retire. We have to act and that’s what Ontario will do.”

CONTACTS

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416-325-3645
susie.heath@ontario.ca

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Scott Blodgett – Ministry of Finance
416-325-0324
scott.blodgett@ontario.ca

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Ontario Providing Free Dental Care to More Kids‏

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Ontario Providing Free Dental Care to More Kids

December 16, 2013

Province Continues to Lift More Children and Families Out of Poverty

 

Ontario is expanding eligibility for free dental care to 70,000 more children and youth in low-income families, to help break down barriers and provide them with more opportunities for success.

 

 

Starting April 2014, the province will increase access to oral health services such as cleanings, diagnostic services and basic treatment by expanding eligibility for the Healthy Smiles Ontarioprogram. The province will also streamline six existing dental programs into one starting in August of 2015, making it easier for families of eligible children and youth to access timely dental care.

This expansion is part of Ontario’s five-year Poverty Reduction Strategy. The 2013 Annual Reportreleased today, highlights progress made since the strategy was launched in 2008. It also outlines the results of recent consultations that will help shape a new five-year strategy, to be released in early 2014.

Ontario’s progress on poverty reduction includes:

  • More than 47,000 children and their families were lifted out of poverty and 61,000 were prevented from falling into poverty between 2008 and 2011.
  • Over one million children in 530,000 families are being helped by the Ontario Child Benefit.
  • Almost 184,000 four- and five-year-olds and their families have benefited from full-day kindergarten at approximately 2,600 schools across the province.

Providing free dental care and helping to break down barriers for low-income children and youth is part of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and delivers on Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, by providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This is part of the government’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • The child poverty rate in Ontario fell from 15.2 per cent in 2008 to 13.6 per cent in 2011.
  • Though preventable, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, affecting 57 per cent of children and 59 per cent of adolescents.
  • In young children, cavities can contribute to poor nutrition, affect their ability to speak clearly, and impede the growth of healthy adult teeth.
  • Last year, an estimated 300,000 children and youth were enrolled in or were treated by Ontario’s low-income programs.

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“Good oral health is an important component of good overall health. That’s why we have taken important steps to increase access to free dental services for more kids in low-income families and to make it easier for families to access oral health services.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“I am proud of our government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy over the past five years that has helped children, youth and families in communities across our province. Only by working together with community partners and other levels of government can we continue to break down barriers, provide opportunities and create more prosperity for all.”
— Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services
“At Toronto Public Health, we see firsthand the difference it makes for children, youth and families to have access to affordable, preventative and emergency dental care. I am very pleased the Ontario Government is making it easier for residents to access this essential care under one streamlined program.”
— Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health

CONTACTS

David Jensen
Communications and Marketing Division
416-314-6197
media.moh@ontario.ca

For public inquiries call ServiceOntario, INFOline
1-866-532-3161
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Media Line
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GTA: 416-314-6197
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Samantha Grant
Minister’s Office
416-326-4905

David Mullock
Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Minister’s Office
416-212-3394
ontario.ca/breakingthecycle

Courtney Battistone
Communications Branch
416-325-5156

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Ontario Gains 13,800 Jobs in November

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Ontario Gains 13,800 Jobs in November

December 6, 2013

Province Continues to Help Create Jobs and Economic Growth

Ontario’s economy saw an increase in job creation in November as the government continues to focus on improving the province’s investment climate, attracting new businesses and providing more opportunities for employment.

The province gained 13,800 net jobs last month, contributing to an overall increase of 474,700 jobs since June 2009. Ontario’s youth (ages 15-24) employment increased by 4,100 net jobs in November. The youth unemployment rate fell by 0.7 percentage points to 15.3 per cent. Manufacturing sector employment increased by 12,400 in November.

Ontario has recovered all the jobs lost during the recession and continues to outpace the United States and the Great Lakes States in job creation since June 2009.

Creating jobs and growing the economy is part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • The government’s new Youth Jobs Strategy will help create job opportunities for about 30,000 youth, while promoting entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • In September, the government launched the Youth Employment Fund to provide $195 million for employment support services, wages and training, and job related costs for youth.
  • In 2012, Ontario ranked third in North America for the number of foreign direct investment projects.
  • Ontario remains on track to balance the budget by 2017-18.

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“Our government’s economic plan is getting results. Last month alone Ontario created 13,800 net new jobs, including more than 12,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector. Our government will continue to focus on job number one: growing the economy and creating jobs in communities across the province by investing in people, building modern infrastructure, and supporting a dynamic and innovative business climate.”
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment

CONTACTS

Gabe De Roche
Minister’s Office
416-325-7569

Brigitte Marleau
Communications Branch
416-325-2479

Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/en/home_en.jsp

 


 

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Meet the Author with Donna Kakonge and Events at Accents Bookstore

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January 6 – January 12/ 2014 @ Accents Bookstore:
(Hours: Monday and Tuesday (11:00am to 5:00pm), Wednesday (closed), Thursday to Saturday (10:00am to 10:00pm), Sunday (10:00am to 7:00pm), 601 Christie Street, Toronto.
 
1- Meet the Author (Weekly Conversation with Local Authors), Saturday, Jan.11 @ 4:00pm.
2- Afro&Latin Cinema (Weekly Screening of Movies & Documentaries), Sunday, Jan.12 @ 3:00pm. 
3- Coin Flip (Weekly Poetry Readings), Sunday, January 12 @ 5:00pm. 
4- Storytelling & Art for Children (Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 1:00pm)  Read the rest of this entry »

Athletes’ Village Reaching for the Top‏

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Athletes’ Village Reaching for the Top

December 6, 2013

Province On Track to Deliver Legacy Community in Toronto’s West Don Lands

Ontario is marking a significant milestone in both the construction of the CIBC Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Athletes’ Village and the province’s long-term investment in the revitalization of the West Don Lands with a topping off ceremony today.

Creating and supporting 5,200 jobs, construction of the Village is on time, on budget and more than 70 per cent complete. A ceremonial beam is being signed by dignitaries and hoisted to the highest point of the Village’s structures, signalling the completion of the frames. The cranes will now be removed from the site with the last 30 per cent of construction consisting of finishing the interior and landscaping. The new community will leave a legacy in Ontario long after the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games have ended by:

  • Delivering affordable housing units for more than 300 Ontario families, who will begin moving into the community in spring 2016.
  • Providing recreational facilities and programs for 8,000 people at an 82,000 square foot YMCA.
  • Offering housing for 500 students at George Brown College’s first-ever student residence.

Investing in the Athletes’ Village is part of Ontario’s plan to build modern infrastructure, one of the three pillars of the government’s economic plan to invest in people and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Athletes’ Village is the cornerstone of the planned West Don Lands project, which will revitalize a long unused part of downtown Toronto. Hosting the Games accelerated the project by up to 15 years.
  • The Village will include one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units, addressing the need for mixed-use affordable housing within the City of Toronto.
  • As host jurisdiction, Ontario invested an additional $709 million to build the Village. Both the 2009 Bid Book and the 2013 Ontario Budget indicated the Village was a separate investment by the province. Games-time use of the Village will only be a short time and then Ontarians will call it home for generations.
  • The new community will be fully accessible and is being built to LEED Gold environmental standards. The project has been recognized with awards, including the Canadian Urban Institute’s Brownie Award for Best Overall Project.
  • The Games will showcase Ontario as a premier sporting destination, attracting 10,000 athletes and officials, 250,000 visitors, create 26,000 jobs and generate $3.7 billion for Ontario’s GDP.

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“The Athletes’ Village will be a cornerstone of a thriving new community in downtown Toronto that will provide a lasting legacy for the people of the province. Achieving this important milestone within two years of officially breaking ground is a clear indication that this new community will be ready to welcome the Games family for the summer of 2015 and then hundreds of Ontario families for generations to come.”
— Michael Chan, Minister Responsible for the Pan/Parapan American Games
“Well after the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games have wrapped up, the Athletes’ Village will remain a profound legacy of safe and affordable housing for more than 300 families. Access to affordable housing opens the door to a better future for our most vulnerable residents, and that leads to better health and improved education. ”
— Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
“The Games will bring a legacy of infrastructure benefits for Ontario. Modern, iconic and reliable infrastructure drives our economy, creates jobs and enhances our quality of life. The investments in infrastructure our government has made at the Village will benefit Ontario long after the Games.”
— Glen Murray, Minister of Infrastructure

CONTACTS

Jasmine Gill
Minister’s Office
416-325-1759

Charlene Millett
Communications Branch
416 314-5502

2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Secretariat
http://www.ontario.ca/panam2015

 


 

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Self-Publishing Around The World and Freelance Broadcast Writing @ The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

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Meet the Author Donna Kakonge at Accents Bookstore on Saturday, January 11, 2014

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Since 1992, Donna Kakonge has freelanced in the cultural and performing arts, as well as worked in the government sector. She began by working on a breakthrough show for youth called Road Movies which aired on CBC. Following this, she worked at the local, national and international levels of both CBC Radio and Television, mainly in Toronto. Kakonge was involved with the start of a first-ever morning show aired on shortwave to sub-Saharan Africa called African Eyes. While an Announcer/Producer for this show, she was sent on special assignment to Edmonton to meet Canadian diplomats and Nigerian author/activist Dr. Wole Soyinka. Read the rest of this entry »

Protecting Ontario’s Vulnerable Workers‏

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Protecting Ontario’s Vulnerable Workers

December 4, 2013

Province Introducing Stronger Rules and Enforcement Measures for Increased Fairness

Ontario is introducing legislation to provide more protection to the province’s vulnerable workforce while increasing fairness for both employees and businesses.

The Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, to be introduced today, would protect vulnerable workers while creating a level playing field for companies that follow the rules by:

  • Eliminating the $10,000 cap on the recovery of unpaid wages and increasing the period of recovery from six and 12 months to two years for employees. This would help keep more disputes out of the court system, saving both employees and businesses time and money.
  • Making temporary help agencies and their clients liable for employment standards violations, helping to decrease the number of companies that hire individuals solely to work in unsafe conditions.
  • Prohibiting employers from charging fees and seizing personal documents like passports from temporary foreign workers by extending the application of the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals to cover all foreign employees who come to Ontario under an immigration or temporary foreign employee program.

The government is also boosting the number of enforcement officers in the province to ensure more workplaces are inspected and employees are protected.

Strengthening protections for vulnerable workers is part of the Ontario government’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • The proposed legislation supports Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.
  • The number of temporary foreign workers in Ontario has risen from 91,000 in 2008 to 120,000 in 2012.
  • If passed, Ontario will join Nunavut, Newfoundland and Labrador as provinces and territories that have set longer time limits for the recovery of wages, allowing workers more time to get the wages they are owed.

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“Our government is standing up for workers and increasing fairness for business with this bill. It’s about taking action to protect the most vulnerable workers and level the playing field for employers who play by the rules because we know that these are the building blocks of stronger workplaces, a stronger economy and a stronger Ontario.”
— Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Labour

CONTACTS

Matt Blajer
Communications Branch
416-326-7405

Jonathan Rose
Minister’s Office
416-326-7709

Ministry of Labour
http://www.ontario.ca/labour


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Bringing the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games to Ontario’s Kids‏

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Bringing the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games to Ontario’s Kids

December 4, 2013

Province Helping to Get Kids Active and More Involved in the People’s Games

Ontario is launching Pan Am/Parapan Am Kids to build excitement for the Games and inspire young people to lead healthy and active lives.

Pan Am/Parapan Am Kids, delivered in partnership with the 2015 Pan /Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), is available through the province’s schools, camps and after-school programs. It will provide opportunities for kids to participate in a variety of Games-related sports and parasports activities, increase cultural understanding of Pan American countries and encourage community celebrations leading up to the 2015 Games. Activities will begin at select after-school programs during the holidays and ramp up in schools in spring 2014, building excitement all the way to summer 2015. Pan Am/Parapan Am Kids includes four complementary programs:

 

  • Kids ꞌn Play: A resource guide for teachers, as well as sport and recreation leaders to connect kids of all abilities to the fun and excitement of the Games through physical and cultural activities, and lessons on healthy living.
  • PlaySport: Linked to the province’s elementary and secondary school curriculum, this resource will encourage students to participate in a wide range of Games sports and parasports — from lacrosse to cricket — while helping kids build the skills and knowledge to lead healthy and active lives.
  • My Personal Best: An online tool that will help young people learn about the importance of physical exercise, allow them to set individual goals and motivate them to achieve their personal best in various activities, such as running and jumping. Teachers, and sport and recreation leaders can use this tool to track children’s physical activity skills and progress by completing lessons, activities, sports and games included in Kids ‘n Play and PlaySport.
  • Activity Day Kit: A package of activity cards related to healthy living, the sports and parasports featured in the Games, including handball and sitting volleyball. A guide will also be provided to help teachers, and sport and recreation leaders setup an activity day for kids.

 

Encouraging kids to be active and involved in the excitement of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games is part of the Ontario government’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario’s $3.3 million investment in Pan Am/Parapan Am Kids is part of the province’sPromotion, Celebration and Legacy Strategy. This $42 million strategy is designed to ensure everyone across the province benefits from the Games.
  • The Pan Am/Parapan Am Kids Activity Day Kit is being developed by the Ministry of Education and will be available in spring 2014.
  • The program will also promote increased awareness and access to parasport and activities will include adaptations to support students of all ability levels.
  • The 2015 Games will be an opportunity to showcase Ontario to an international audience that will include 250,000 visitors and 10,000 athletes and officials.
  • The Games and Games-related investments will create more than 26,000 jobs and grow Ontario’s real GDP by $3.7 billion from 2009 to 2017.
  • The Healthy Kids Panel was appointed in May 2012 as part of the Action Plan for Health Care to advise the government on how to tackle childhood overweight and obesity in Ontario.

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“Our vision is to ensure that all Ontarians, of all ages, abilities and regions across the province stand to benefit from hosting the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. The Pan/Parapan Am Kids program will inspire our next generation of greats as children across Ontario will have access to sport and parasport activities, cultural engagement opportunities and exposure to healthy and active living that will educate, encourage and engage them as we countdown the days to the Games and in the years after 2015.”
— Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
“We want to extend the excitement of the 2015 Games across the province. This is a wonderful opportunity for Ontario students to learn about and participate in different activities, while staying active and learning about the value of teamwork.”
— Liz Sandals, Minister of Education
“The greatest legacy of the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will be our young people. By encouraging them to get involved in the Games through these important educational – and fun – initiatives, we’re teaching them to lead healthier, active lives and to be curious, creative and engaged in the world around them. We hope this will inspire them to become leaders in their communities both today and in the future.”
— David Peterson, Chair of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015)

CONTACTS

Jasmine Gill
Minister’s Office, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
416-325-1759

Denelle Balfour
Communications Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
416-212-3928

Lauren Ramey
Minister’s Office, Ministry of Education
416-325-2503

Gary Wheeler
Communications Branch, Ministry of Education
416-325-2454

Sylvia Kavanagh
TO2015
416-957-2242

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
http://www.ontario.ca/mtcs

 


 

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CI Financial reports asset growth of 20% in 2013

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TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – CI Financial Corp. (“CI”) today reported assets under management of $90.9 billionas of December 31, 2013, an all-time record for the firm.

CI’s assets under management grew by $15.2 billion or 20.1% during the year and by $1.3 billion or 1.4% in the month of December 2013. Total assets were $118.1 billion at December 31, 2013, representing growth of $19.1 billionor 19.3% in 2013 and $1.7 billion or 1.5% in the month of December. This level of total assets also represents a new high for CI. In comparison, the S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index gained 13.0% over the year and 2.0% in December. Read the rest of this entry »

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