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Nov 4th, 2023
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Premier Doug Ford makes his way to meet with Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow at the Queens Park Legislature in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023.Chris Young/The Canadian Press Premier told integrity commissioner he had ‘no recollection of meeting’ the developer, and said on Tuesday that he ‘can’t remember’ ...
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Nov 4th, 2023
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Doug Ford needs to understand that while the serious matter of land use abuses remains unresolved, the folksy everyman act won’t cut it. By Star Editorial Board Friday, November 3, 2023 Ontario Premier Doug Ford has put himself in a disgraceful position. His only apparent defence against allegations ...
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Nov 4th, 2023
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends question period at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Thursday. Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS Fresh from exposing Ford’s $8.28-billion Greenbelt land swap scandal, the provincial auditor general is now probing the Ontario Place redevelopment. By Robert Benzie Queen&...
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Nov 4th, 2023
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Ontario Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Paul Calandra announced Monday that the province was reversing planned changes to municipal boundaries. By Toronto Star Editorial Board Wednesday, October 25, 2023 The government’s latest policy reversal is an indictment of its chaotic approach on this f...
Nov 4th, 2023
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The federal government is about to decide how to move forward a key piece of climate policy – and they need our support to make it as strong as possible. Right now, ministers are developing the contents of a brand-new Green Buildings Strategy – and if enough of us raise our voices, we could convince ...
Nov 4th, 2023
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Greenpeace Do you know what’s happening one month from now? COP28, also known as the United Nations climate change conference, is starting on November 30th. We know the world headlines are incredibly hard to watch right now. Climate change will put increased pressure on achieving peace, and COP...
Nov 4th, 2023
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Bonnie Crombie pledges to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution Today Ontario Liberal Leadership candidate Bonnie Crombie pledged to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2030 if she becomes Premier of Ontario. In 2009, the Government of Ontario released its Lake Simc...
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Nov 4th, 2023
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Here’s an offer you can’t refuse from The Ontario Clean Air Alliance What if you could save up to $1,000 per year or more on the cost of heating and cooling your home while helping the planet? Sounds too good to be true? Well our new analysis of the economic benefits of heat pumps shows […]...
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Oct 31st, 2023
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From Barrie Today, Letter to the Editor, October 25, 2023 ‘It boggles my mind why so many Canadians do not use the readily provided containers,’ letter writer says of litterbugs On Sunday, Oct. 15, the Barrie Garden Club ventured out on a dark, dreary, and drizzly day to pick up litter al...
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Oct 31st, 2023
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Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin. Barrie Today, by Patrick Bales, October 27, 2023 Lynn Dollin says town wants to meet its provincial housing targets, but she’d rather work collaboratively with council to make it happen Innisfil has committed to building 6,300 new homes by 2031, but Mayor Lynn Dollin...