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  • Building Rural Ontario Together

    Building Rural Ontario Together

    Province moving forward with new intake for Rural Economic Development program and three broadband pilots

    As part of the government's Plan to Build Ontario Together, Ontario is helping rural communities across the province attract investment, create jobs and boost economic development through the Rural Economic Development (RED) program.

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  • Ontario Investing $200 Million in Small, Rural and Northern Communities

    Ontario Investing $200 Million in Small, Rural and Northern Communities

    Stable and predictable funding will help build and repair local roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure

    PARRY SOUND — Today, Premier Doug Ford and Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure, announced a $200 million investment this year through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to help 424 small, rural and northern communities build and repair critical local infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.

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  • Ontario Announces Autism Advisory Panel

    TORONTO — Ontario's government continues to support children and youth with autism with the creation of an expert panel on needs-based supports. On the heels of the province's autism consultations, the 20-member panel will collectively provide recommendations to Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, on the best way to incorporate consultation feedback into the Ontario Autism Program.

  • Ontario Works with Provinces, Territories and the Federal Government to Strengthen Internal Trade

    HALIFAX—Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, promoted Ontario's open for business and open for jobs mandate at the 2019 Committee on Internal Trade meeting in Halifax. During the meeting, progress was made on a number of important trade-enhancing initiatives currently being pursued under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). Smith encouraged provinces, territories and the federal government to join Ontario in its ambitious plan to eliminate unnecessary barriers to business and expand the flow of trade across the country.

  • Ontario Passes Budget That Protects What Matters Most

    TORONTO — Ontario's Government for the People has taken important steps in providing relief for families and businesses while charting a path to a balanced budget and protecting critical public services such as health care and education — without introducing any new taxes.

    News Release | Finance
  • Ontario Supports the Stratford Festival's New Tom Patterson Theatre Centre

    STRATFORD — The Ontario Government, along with its federal counterparts, are supporting infrastructure investments to help build the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre at North America's largest classical repertory theatre company. This infrastructure investment will boost Ontario's tourism and culture sector.

    News Release | Infrastructure
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