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  1. Region's restricted bidding continues to drive up costs: studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 7 | The Waterloo Region Record

    Contractors attending a business lunch put on by the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday were asked a no-brainer during a presentation that followed. "How many of you would rather be in an environment where you're bidding against 3.7 compared to eight?" asked Brian Dijkema, work and economics program director at Cardus, a not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank.

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  2. Auditor general takes aim at Ontario Liberals over spending and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 6 | The Waterloo Region Record

    Ontario's fiscal watchdog does not believe the province's books are balanced, complains the government spends too much on "partisan" advertising, warns sick days for school board employees are soaring, and finds hydro ratepayers are getting zapped. In her annual report to the Legislature, the last before the June 7 provincial election, auditor general Bonnie Lysyk takes aim at Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals for lax oversight of electricity companies , which has cost consumers $300 million in higher bills. 1 comment

  3. Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown's rivals pan his...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 28 | The Waterloo Region Record

    Patrick Brown's political rivals warn that Ontarians need to read the fine print on the Progressive Conservative's new "People's Guarantee" election platform. The 78-page Tory manifesto boasts 147 promises, including lower middle income tax rates, 12-per-cent cut in hydro rates, write-offs for child care, and new spending on mental-health care.

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  4. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne off to China on trade mission:Wynne is ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 22 | The Waterloo Region Record

    "As premier, I want to make sure Ontario businesses have every opportunity to remain competitive in a global, rapidly changing economy," she said in a statement, noting China is Ontario's second-largest trading partner after the United States with two-way trade of $42 billion. "Over the next two weeks, I look forward to working with Ontario delegates as they connect with international partners to help grow their business, create good jobs and seek new opportunities that benefit people across the province."

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  5. Mental health association urging all public venues to stock naloxone...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | The Waterloo Region Record

    There's an opioid crisis sweeping the country and to combat the increasing number of deaths by overdose, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario division, is urging bars, restaurants and other public venues to start stocking life-saving naloxone kits. It's backing up that recommendation with a new online resource on naloxone, which temporarily reverses the effects of opioid overdose, creating a window of opportunity to obtain emergency medical help.

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  6. Liberals unveil $155M 'seniors' strategy':With an election...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    The Liberal government is pledging to improve services for older Ontarians with a slew of measures packaged together in a campaign-ready initiative dubbed "Aging With Confidence: Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors." It includes a website for seniors to access information easily on drug coverage, recreation programs, volunteer opportunities, tax credits and powers of attorney, among other things.

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  7. PC leader Patrick Brown fires back at Wynne's libel threat:If...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    If Premier Kathleen Wynne plans to sue Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown for defamation, she should do it sooner rather than later . That was the message from Brown's lawyer in response Monday to Wynne's notice of libel served last week on her main political rival.

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  8. Wynne is ready for her close-up in Liberals' ad campaign:Kathleen...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    Despite polls showing Wynne's personal approval rating lower than that of NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, the premier plays a starring role in the new TV commercial. The 30-second spot , which began airing in heavy rotation on broadcast channels and online Monday with an ad buy in excess of $1 million, was paid for by the Ontario Liberal Party.

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  9. Ontario economy outpacing G7 nations, finance minister...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    Ontario's economy is growing at a healthy clip, outpacing all G7 nations, according to the province's second quarterly public accounts. From April to June, gross domestic product increased 0.8 per cent, which followed a 1 per cent increase in the first quarter of 2017.

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  10. 'A missed opportunity for our people': Indigenous leaders urge...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    Indigenous leaders are speaking out against the province because they say they weren't given a voice over a new northern electoral map that was designed to help boost their profile at Queen's Park. Seven First Nation communities of the Mushkegowuk Council passed a resolution at their recent annual general meeting in Cochrane, Ont., which demands the government go back to the drawing board for one of two newly mapped districts, Mushkegowuk.

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  11. Liberals reject move to fast-track bill creating abortion buffer...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    The Liberal government has rejected an immediate ban on protests outside abortion clinics - a day after saying such a measure was needed to protect women from being harassed and intimidated. In an unexpected move Thursday, Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod requested the unanimous consent of MPPs from all parties to pass the Liberal bill on the spot.

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  12. Wynne first premier from outside province to address Quebec's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    On the eve of the seventh annual joint cabinet meeting with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard's ministers, Wynne told parliamentarians she was "deeply honoured" to be invited to speak there. "I recognize that this is a symbolic moment, a historic moment.

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  13. Ontario's budget watchdog Stephen LeClair resigns:"Personal...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    The independent watchdog who keeps an eye on Ontario government finances has resigned just five months after returning from a medical leave. Stephen LeClair, hired in 2015 to head a new financial accountability office for the province, cited "personal reasons" for his departure, Nancy Marling, executive director of administrative services at the Legislature, said Thursday.

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  14. Ontario considers price of $10 per gram in government stores for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    Ontario's biggest weed dealer is considering a retail price of around $10 a gram in a system that could bring a tax windfall of more than $100 million a year. That $10 fee - estimated after New Brunswick signed deals with two suppliers last week - is on the radar as officials here determine a price for recreational marijuana when it becomes legal next July 1, says Finance Minister Charles Sousa.

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  15. Poll says Ontarians are high on government control of marijuana...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    Ontarians appear to be high on the sale of recreational marijuana being restricted to a provincial government monopoly , new poll suggests. Campaign Research found 51 per cent of those surveyed back Premier Kathleen Wynne's new plan to have cannabis sold solely through standalone LCBO-operated stores and a website.

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  16. Create stand-alone ministry for mental health, addictions, Ontario...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    The NDP is proposing a stand-alone ministry to oversee services and supports for Ontarians in need of mental health help, saying the current system is failing them. A private member's bill, to be debated Thursday, would create a "ministry of mental health and addictions" to better focus efforts and attention to the crisis, said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, noting that currently, responsibility is spread among 11 ministries.

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  17. Zero tolerance for 'dangerous behaviours' in amateur sport,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    Hits to the head and other risky contact in youth sport cannot be tolerated - even if they are unintentional - and must be punished with immediate removal from the game, says a report released Thursday by Rowan's Law Advisory Committee. In some cases, offenders should also be banned from the next game, the report adds, if the "dangerous behaviours" occur in the last quarter of play.

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  18. Popular post-secondary degrees aren't where the jobs are, says...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    The most popular college and university programs are business, administration and law - but all the jobs are in engineering and information technology, says a new international report on education. Following trends in the 30-plus other developed nations included by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development , about 29 per cent of Canadian post-secondary students are taking business and law, and about 11 per cent engineering, manufacturing and construction.

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  19. Kathleen Wynne is no nanny on marijuana sales: Cohn:To those who...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    That's why I'm flummoxed by the flurry of protests against Premier Kathleen Wynne, accused of being Ontario's nanny-in-chief in the matter of marijuana sales. Pushing dope isn't in the job description for normal nannies.

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  20. Government and auditor general at odds over size of Ontario's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | The Waterloo Region Record

    It's not quite Mayweather-McGregor, but the stakes are high in the accounting slugfest between the provincial government and the auditor general. Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Treasury Board President Liz Sandals - and the bureaucrats in their ministries - say Ontario's deficit last year was $991 million , while auditor general Bonnie Lysyk maintained it was $2.44 billion.

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