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  • Ontario Improving Access to Timely Care for Patients in Crisis

    Ontario Improving Access to Timely Care for Patients in Crisis

    Creating Better Police-Hospital Transitions to Mental Health and Addictions Services

    SARNIA - In emergency departments across the province, people in crisis are placed under police supervision, often for up to eight hours, until they are admitted under the guidelines set out by the Mental Health Act. Not only can police presence in a hospital be distressing for some patients, police officers are frontline resources that can be better used in their communities, serving the public and not waiting in hospitals. That's why Ontario is encouraging police services and hospitals to work together to improve transitions for patients.

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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.

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