TORONTO — Following extensive consultations, the Ontario government is improving blue box recycling by expanding service to more communities, standardizing the list of materials that can be recycled across the province and saving municipalities money by making producers of products and packaging fully responsible for the cost and operation of the program. “Producers and municipalities […]

New act includes tools to raise awareness, better protect victims, support survivors and hold offenders accountable TORONTO — The Ontario government passed new legislation, and amendments to existing legislation, to build upon the province’s $307-million Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy. The Combating Human Trafficking Act, 2021 reinforces Ontario’s commitment to fight human trafficking and demonstrates continued leadership in responding to […]

TORONTO – Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, released the following statement in recognition of National Indigenous History Month: “Today marks the start of National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour and celebrate the traditions, heritage, and culture of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples across Ontario and Canada. This year’s festivities follow the […]

More low-income seniors will now have access to the quality dental care and affordable prescription medications they need. Your PC government continues to support Ontario’s seniors by ensuring they have access to the quality dental care and affordable prescription medications they need. That is why, starting August 1st, 2021, the income eligibility thresholds for the […]

Proposed legislation will help apprentices prepare for in-demand jobs and complete their training faster The current skilled trades and apprenticeship system is hard to navigate and discourages people from pursuing well-paying, in-demand and life-changing careers in the skilled trades. As part of our PC government’s Skilled Trades Strategy, we’re simplifying Ontario’s skilled trades and apprenticeship […]

Investing in new and expanded rapid training programs We know that Ontario workers will change careers and professions multiple times over the course of their lives.  That’s why our PC government is providing $15 million to accelerate the development of rapid training programs and help people retrain and upgrade their skills to succeed in their […]

Investment in the Connecting Links Program will better connect people to jobs, support the movement of goods and create economic growth in local communities Our PC government is providing $30 million to municipalities to help repair roads and bridges through the Connecting Links program. In response to municipal feedback, we’re also permanently raising the maximum […]