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Nov 15th, 2023
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GREENPEACE Have you ever felt so angry about a decision made by the government that you wished you could argue your case in court? That’s exactly what seven brave Ontario residents, aged between 12 and 24, decided to do in 2018. They’ve pursued legal action against the Ontario government over its dec...
Nov 15th, 2023
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Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority CAO Rob Baldwin, centre, and Barrie Mayor Alex Nuttall are shown at Thursday’s Lake Simcoe funding announcement.Bob Bruton/BarrieToday Letter to the Editor, November 11, 2023 Re: Province drops $1.3M into Lake Simcoe ...
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Nov 7th, 2023
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Ontario Clean Air Alliance Quebec understands something Ontario doesn’t: How to build a modern energy system. Our neighbours to the east have just announced they are going to meet 100% of their future electricity needs by investing in energy efficiency and renewables (wind, solar, waterpower and biog...
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Nov 7th, 2023
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Steve Clark, Ontario’s former minister of municipal affairs and housing, speaks to journalists at Queen’s Park on Nov. 16, 2022.Chris Young/The Canadian Press From Barrie Today by Jack Hauen, November 1, 2023 Now-reversed changes were made at behest of Quinto Annibale, on behalf of Caledon golf...
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...