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  • Ontario Takes Action to Protect Privacy and Personal Data

    Today at the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, Bill Walker, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, highlighted the results from the Government's online survey for its Data Strategy. They include:

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  • Ontario's Government Delivers Simpler, Faster, Better Services for Ontarians with New Digital Plan

    New digital practices and technologies adopted by Ontario's government place people back at the centre of everything it does and make life easier for Ontarians, starting with a simpler, faster and better delivery of services across the province. As part of the 2019 Budget, the government revealed its digital plan that includes, among other measures, the Simpler, Faster, Better Services Act, which if passed, will significantly improve how government works and the services it delivers to the people and businesses of Ontario.

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  • Province Sells Underutilized Land To Make Way For Affordable Housing

    Ontario's government working for the people has successfully completed the sale of a property in downtown Toronto. The sale to Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust and Greenwin Incorporated will help create more than 200 affordable housing units. The deal clears a path to help revitalize a swath of land with housing, retail space and a daycare.

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  • 'Open for Business' and 'A Place to Grow' New Licence Plate and Driver's Licence to Reflect Ontario's Optimistic Future

    Ontario's Government for the People is introducing updated personal and commercial licence plates along with a new driver's licence design that reflects a renewed government promise to put people first in everything it does. The licence plate and driver's licence renewal process enhance the quality, design and production of both important products while saving taxpayers millions of dollars each year. 

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  • Ontario Taking Action to Strengthen Protection for New Home Buyers

    Ontario's Government is working for the people by protecting hard-working Ontarians when making one of the biggest purchases in their lives — a new home. The province is transforming Tarion Warranty Corporation and implementing initiatives to better protect purchasers of cancelled pre-construction condominium projects.

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  • Ontario's Government Launches Data Strategy Consultations

    Ontario's Government is working for the People by seeking public input for a provincial strategy that will help Ontarians and businesses benefit directly from the data economy, while being confident that their privacy is protected.

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  • Ontario Government Launches Consultations to Modernize Real Estate Laws

    Ontario's Government is working for the People by seeking public input to modernize laws governing real estate professionals to better reflect today's market, reduce red tape, and strengthen transparency and consumer protection.

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  • Ontario Sells Former London Psychiatric Hospital

    Today, Ontario's Government for the People announced the sale of the former London Psychiatric Hospital to Old Oak Properties for $17 million. This accelerated sale of a surplus property by the government reduces liability and maintenance expenses and puts more money in people's pockets. 

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  • Ontario Celebrates a Century of Baby Names

    Ontario's Government for the People is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of recording baby names in Ontario.

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  • Celebrating Animals in the Archives

    Today, Ontario's Government for the People opened the new Archives of Ontario's ANIMALIA: Animals in the Archives exhibit, demonstrating the important role animals have played in the lives of Ontarians. 

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  • Ontario Reducing Red Tape and Accelerating Sales of Surplus Government Property

    Today, Ontario's Government for the People announced a more efficient process for selling surplus government properties. The improved plan will reduce red tape, create more affordable housing and long-term care spaces and put more money in people's pockets. 

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