No School Strikes as CUPE & Ford Government Settle – Deal Goes for Ratification 100719 #onpoli

No School Strikes as CUPE & Ford Government Settle – Deal Goes for Ratification 100719 #onpoli

Imagine that. No strike in Ontario during this Federal election. While details are sparse at this time, the agreement allows the status quo to roll. From Premier Ford: “Throughout this process our goal has been to establish agreements that respect taxpayers, students and families, while also recognizing the important contributions of our front-line education workers. […]

Education Action & Strike Call Are Reasons to Look @ the Future of Education in Ontario. By Jamie Gilcig 100519 #ONPOLI

Education Action & Strike Call Are Reasons to Look @ the Future of Education in Ontario.  By Jamie Gilcig 100519 #ONPOLI

This writer was shocked this week and it takes a lot to shock someone as jaded as myself. Number 7. Do not administer medication? Really? Social media was littered with reports of children being forced to eat lunch at their desks with some allegations of them having to sit on the hall floors and eat. […]

CFIA FOOD Recall ST HUBERT Chicken Nuggets – BONE FRAGMENTS 083119

CFIA FOOD Recall ST HUBERT Chicken Nuggets – BONE FRAGMENTS 083119

Recall date:August 30, 2019Reason for recall:Extraneous Material Hazard classification:Class 2Company / Firm:Maître Saladier Inc.Distribution:Ontario, Quebec Extent of the distribution:Retail Recall details Ottawa, August 30, 2019 – Maître Saladier Inc. is recalling St-Hubert brand Chicken Breast Nuggets from the marketplace due to possible presence of bone fragments. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Recalled […]

Ontario Ed Min Lisa Thompson to Introduce General Ban on Student Cellphone Use 031219

Ontario Ed Min Lisa Thompson to Introduce General Ban on Student Cellphone Use  031219

Statement from Minister of Education Lisa Thompson “Ontario’s students need to be able to focus on their learning – not their cellphones. “Last fall, we launched the largest-ever consultation on education in the history of Ontario. During this consultation we heard that 97% of respondents support some form of a ban on cellphones. “Our Government […]

CFIA RECALL Yummy in Your Tummy Betty Bread MICE POOP 020919

CFIA RECALL Yummy in Your Tummy Betty Bread MICE POOP 020919

Recall details Ottawa, February 8, 2019 – Industry is recalling Betty brand and Nancy’s Fancy Yummy-in-the-Tummy brand bakery products from the marketplace due to possible contamination from mice infestation. These products may contain harmful bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. The ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) transmitted an […]

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Issues Cautious Statement on USMCA Deal with TRUMP Government 100118

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Issues Cautious Statement on USMCA Deal with TRUMP Government 100118

Premier Doug Ford released the following statement today on the announcement of USMCA: “We want to make Ontario open for business. That’s why, from day one, we have offered our full support to our federal partner throughout the USMCA negotiation process to make sure a deal got done. We also need to create and protect […]

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT by Warren Kinsella 091818

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT by Warren Kinsella 091818

Toronto Ontario – Show of hands: how many of you expected the Ontario government to lose the constitutional challenge of its Bill 5, which aimed to reduce the size of Toronto’s city council? No one? Exactly. No one – no one who has been paying attention, at least – expected Doug Ford’s government to lose. Municipalities […]

Ford Gov’t Goes Full Poutine & Invokes Not Withstanding Act Over Toronto Council Decision 091018

Ford Gov’t Goes Full Poutine & Invokes Not Withstanding Act Over Toronto Council Decision 091018

Cornwall Ontario – Shock and Awe as an Ontario Conservative government takes a page out of Quebec politics to chop up Toronto City Council. The only issue this writer has are the optics.  Surely there are other councils, like the one here in Cornwall which are not serving the public equitably. Many in the public […]

For Millennials Surviving Depression -The Daily Struggle By: E.V. Hutcheon

For Millennials Surviving Depression -The Daily Struggle By: E.V. Hutcheon

Toronto Ontario – Depression is a common factor for many Millennials. For instance did you know that people ages 15-24 years of age are at a higher risk of having anxiety and mood disorders?  Even worse is that 800,000 plus people commit suicide around the world yearly, which is also the number one leading cause of […]

Steve Clark Gets Cab Position – Jim McDonnell Doesn’t – Premier Doug Ford Names Cabinet 062918

Steve Clark Gets Cab Position – Jim McDonnell Doesn’t – Premier Doug Ford Names Cabinet 062918

Cornwall Ontario –  The Doug Ford led PC government has just released their cabinet appointments.   Left out was Sd&SG MPP Jim McDonnell who didn’t support Ford in the leadership contest. The new ministers are as follows: Peter Bethlenfalvy – President of the Treasury Board Raymond Cho – Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Steve Clark – […]

RCMP Warns of SPOOFING Phone Calls from the RCMP in Ontario 061918

RCMP Warns of SPOOFING Phone Calls from the RCMP in Ontario 061918

RCMP warn Ontario residents of scammers spoofing RCMP’s telephone number (June 19, 2018 – Cornwall, ON) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Cornwall Detachment is issuing a public notice with respect to fraudulent telephone calls. The RCMP is warning the general public of fraudulent telephone calls which appear to be coming from the RCMP. The callers […]

Former SLC Students Vote Change and Talk Ontario Election Politics with Emily Hutcheon 052318

Former SLC Students Vote Change and Talk Ontario Election Politics with Emily Hutcheon 052318

Toronto Ontario- Only a few more weeks until the election and people are buzzing about the Doug Ford, Andrea Horwath, and Kathleen Wynne battle. Who will win? Everyone is wondering. I asked a few of my former SLC comrades to share who they think or want to win.   Jay is a current resident of Brampton […]

Ontario Beekeepers Experience Overwhelming Winter Losses 051718

Ontario Beekeepers Experience Overwhelming Winter Losses 051718

When Ontario’s beekeepers opened their hives this spring, they found nothing but bad news for beekeepers, as well as for the vegetable and fruit growers who depend on bees for pollination. The recent Ontario Beekeepers’ Association survey of almost 900 beekeepers indicated that seven out of 10 Ontario beekeepers suffered unsustainable losses. Most worrisome, almost […]

Sylvia Jones Steve Clark & Kathleen Wynne Statements Over Brown Resignation 012518

Sylvia Jones Steve Clark & Kathleen Wynne Statements Over Brown Resignation 012518

Cornwall Ontario – What an odd drama.   One of the most indicative questions asked during a presser today of interim PC Deputy leaders Sylvia Jones and Steve Clark was if they had heard any rumours prior to the explosion? Their answer was to quickly state that the first they heard was when the public became […]

Ontario to Tighten Pay Day Loans January 1, 2019

Ontario to Tighten Pay Day Loans January 1, 2019

December 19, 2017 Ontario Lowering Rates for Payday Loans and Other Services Ontario is protecting vulnerable consumers by reducing the cost of borrowing and other fees for alternative financial services such as payday loans.Beginning on January 1, 2018: The cap on the cost of borrowing for payday loans will be reduced to $15 per $100 borrowed […]

PC Leader Patrick Brown Calls for Back to Work Legislation for Ontario Teachers 111617

PC Leader Patrick Brown Calls for Back to Work Legislation for Ontario Teachers 111617

TORONTO ONTARIO – Both the NDP and PC Party are screaming about the strike by College Teacher’s across Ontario after the Province’s gambit to have Union members vote their latest proposal which failed. From a PC release today: “This is now the longest college strike in Ontario history.  Kathleen Wynne has allowed it to drag […]

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