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Joe Ingino

THE BROKEN BLUE MACHINE
The Conservatives will follow Andrew Scheer into the 2019
election, after the young Saskatchewan MP won an upset victory at the party’s leadership convention in Toronto Saturday night. So read the headlines of most newspapers…
Andrew WHO!!!
Really!!! Who is this Andrew Scheer? Who ever heard of him? You got to recognize when you are beaten and left for dead… The Liberal Party in my opinion got it right. During the last Federal election. They had no one in their stable of possible candidates that stood any chance of winning. So what did the Liberals do… revive a dead horse. The Trudeau brand was once again brought to the Canadian political spot light.
The Liberals put their bets on a dead horse written by a pretty boy with no real experience at anything. Just that his last name was Trudeau.
And much like Trump won the U.S. election on name recognition. Trudeau was crowned King of Canada.
A man that lived as the prince of Canada for years in the shadows of his father Pierre Trudeau. A man that revolutionized Canadian politics and gave the Liberal party a point of reference.
A point of reference that made his brand stand out as the champion of the people.
Like really… Who is doing the thinking for the conservatives? Do you really think that this Andrew Scheer has a chance?
Really…. Do you not think that Jagmeet Singh the upcoming NDP candidate could win? With the huge population of South/East and Central Asia population in Canada? Do you not think that this is the trojan horse awaiting on the side lines to truly change the face of Canadian
politics?
Really, nose bleed Andrew who… Poster boy for Wonder Bread is going to take out King Trudeau or stand a chance against the huge East/South Asian population in Canada?
Really… First question.
Who does Andrew appeal to? The conservative party? What party?
The conservative following? Where were they during the last election?
If I was at the helm of the conservative party I would have brought back Preston Manning to resurrect the conservative party. There is a candidate with a solid name and one that truly worked for the betterment of Canadians at large. A man that built a party from grass roots only to be taken out by the conservatives greed. Ernest Preston Manning, PC CC AOE is a conservative Canadian politician. He was the only leader of the Reform Party of Canada, a Canadian federal political party that evolved into the Canadian Alliance.
Sad to see this exceptional candidate not recognized for his true potential and shun out for being a one man show.
Something Canada truly needs. We do not need the NDP to strong arm us into the possible acceptance of Sharia law. We can’t afford to keep spending money we don’t have through the Liberals sponsorship of refugees and foreign aid to save the globe.
Come on people. We need true leadership. We need someone that is not about the party but about the hard working Canadian that struggles to pay his/her bills. To the Canadian that can’t afford the simplest of necessities. To the middle class families that work like modern day slaves to give their children an adequate way of life.
The best the conservatives could come up with is this “YES” man Andrew. Are you kidding me? Maybe Trump is right. The system is broken and the swamp of greed and pathetic politics needs to be exposed. Much as he is doing in the U.S. Go Trump Go. Invade Canada please before we are invaded from within.

Unifor applauds ruling for union democracy

Unifor calls on the international Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) to respect Tuesday’s court ruling and the democratic rights of ATU Local 113 members.
“The court ruled clearly and decisively, this is a victory for democracy in the Canadian labor movement that restores the rights of union members,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said. “It is clear that the ATU international body imposed trusteeship to quash dissent and threaten members.”
On February 21, the Superior Court ruled that the trusteeship should end, Bob Kinnear should be reinstated and members’ democratic rights should be restored. The judge, Justice Penny, said “I find that the international has used the trusteeship to silence opposition and to spread misinformation to the members.” It is clear with the court ruling, at twitdoc.com/7IYB that the ATU international used incredibly aggressive tactics to mislead, intimidate and withhold information to members.
Dias said, “The actions of the ATU are unconscionable and illegal. But justice has been restored and democracy will prevail in Canadian unions.”
The Toronto Transit union Local 113 was placed in trusteeship by its American parent on Friday, February 3 after the Local filed a complaint with the Canadian Labour Congress. When trusteeship occurred, Unifor offered its support to the ATU Local 113 President to defend the principles of democracy and democratic governance for every union.
“This is a compelling landmark ruling that will change the landscape of Canadian unions, it is about freedom of choice,” said Dias.
Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.

Police Warn Public to Safely Handle Found Medication

A Port Perry man lost a prescription bottle with various prescribed pills and police would like to remind the public of what to do in case they find prescription medication.
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, just before 2:00 a.m., the victim was in the area of Highway
7A and Simcoe Street, Port Perry when he misplaced a prescription bottle containing several prescription drugs including Percocet, Oxycodone, and Clonazepam.
Police are reminding the public that these medications can be dangerous if taken without advice or consultation from a medical professional. Also be sure to secure your own prescription medication to keep them from being misplaced or stolen.
If located, make sure you leave the container secured and deposit them at the nearest pharmacy or medical facility where prescriptions can be disposed of safely.
Do not ingest any medications or drugs unless they have been specifically prescribed to you by your doctor. Seek medical attention immediately if you have an adverse physical reaction to any ingested substance.

Male Exposes Himself in Port Perry

Police are looking to identify a male who exposed himself to a young female while walking by her in a Port Perry neighborhood.
On Thursday, February 23, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., an 11-year-old female student was walking on the sidewalk on Scugog Street and Old Simcoe Street in Port Perry. The victim observed a male walking towards her. As he neared, he had his pants down and was masturbating. This same male got into a vehicle and drove off. Moments later the same male approached the victim at Old Simcoe road and Walsh Drive and once again exposed himself to her.

The suspect got into a four door vehicle only described as grey in colour. This vehicle left in an unknown direction. Uniform officers checked the area for the suspect with negative results.
The suspect is described as male, white, 30 -40 years old, approximately 6’ tall, heavier build and wearing a green jacket.

University of Guelph, Bruce Power and Nordion team up for research project using Cobalt-60

Birth control connected to nuclear power could solve a devastating pest problem for Ontario farmers, says a University of Guelph researcher.

[Cobalt-60 is an isotope that emits gamma rays essential to the medical community for cancer treatments and the sterilization of medical devices, while it also helps to prevent the spread of disease through an innovative insect sterilization technique. Cobalt-60 emits a blue glow called the Cherenkov effect when removed from a nuclear reactor and placed in water, which protects the surface from its radioactivity. The Cobalt rods spend up to two years in Bruce Power’s nuclear reactors. Bruce Power, the world’s largest operating nuclear facility located in Tiverton, ON, and Nordion, a global health science company that provides market-leading products used for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, announced today funding and support for a multi-year study led by U of G Professor Cynthia Scott-Dupree on sterilizing pepper weevils using Cobalt-60.
The researchers hope to control pepper weevils, which can burrow into farmed peppers and destroy them from the inside.
“It is very difficult to control these insects when they are hidden inside the pepper,” Scott-Dupree said.
According to the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, pepper weevils ruined $83 million worth of crops in 2016 – a figure that does not include the costs of management, suppression initiatives or cleanup of the pest.

Cobalt-60, which is produced in four of Bruce Power’s eight nuclear reactors, is used for the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), which could be a powerful strategy for controlling the weevil, said Scott-Dupree, of the U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences.

“We want to move away from insecticide as much as possible, and SIT provides us another tool in our pest management toolbox,” she said. “It fits well with biological control programs that growers already have established in their greenhouses. While no strategy is 100 per cent effective, using nuclear energy to sterilize insects is an environmentally friendly method of controlling these pests. There is no danger of the pepper weevils spreading any radiation following sterilization, so it is also safe for people.”
Scott-Dupree, the Bayer CropScience Chair in Sustainable Pest Management at U of G, will send pepper weevils to Nordion, an Ottawa-based supplier of medical isotopes and gamma technologies, which receives its Cobalt-60 from Bruce Power. Gamma radiation from Cobalt-60 will sterilize the insects before they are released to mate normal, unsterilized pepper weevils in greenhouses.

“We will only release pepper weevils that have all the attributes of normal, unsterilized weevils, except that they are sterile,” said Scott-Dupree. “When they mate, the eggs will not be viable, no progeny results and the pest population will decrease.”

Families and businesses in Ontario rely on low-cost nuclear for 60 per cent of their electricity each year, said Ontario’s Minister of Energy Glenn Thibeault, who visited Nordion lab facilities in Ottawa on Feb. 23. The Long-Term Energy Plan recognizes the far-reaching benefits of nuclear energy, whether through low-cost, carbon-free power, jobs, economic benefit, clean air, health care and, as is the case with this collaboration, agriculture.

“As a global leader in nuclear energy, it is exciting to see Ontario’s nuclear community joining forces to help researchers discover innovative ways to remove an agricultural pest in an environmentally friendly manner,” said Minister Thibeault.
Pioneered in the 1950s, SIT has been successfully used to control the codling moth, a pest of apples, in the Okanagan Valley in B.C. since 1992. Scott-Dupree has also recently conducted research which has found that SIT has potential to control American serpentine leafminer, an insect pest that feeds primarily on chrysanthemums.

Cobalt-60 harvested from Bruce Power’s reactors is already used to help sterilize 40 per cent of the world’s single-use medical devices and treat brain tumours.
“This innovative research could improve Ontario’s agricultural sector by reducing the impact of pests on produce, while also providing a possible gateway to the future of farming,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO.

Scott-Dupree and her team plan to determine the optimum radiation dosage that ensures the sterilization of pepper weevils before testing SIT releases in greenhouses.
“The study will take some time, but the potential it has makes it worthwhile,” she said.
“It is exciting to think of all the benefits this study could mean for farmers, Ontario’s economy and the environment.”
Nordion’s facilities will be used to sterilize the pepper weevils.

“We are excited to see a technology like SIT, which has had wide and successful application in other areas of the world, help us here in Ontario,” said Ian Downie, Vice President of Gamma Technologies at Nordion. “Our partnership with Bruce Power helps us support these kinds of scientific advances using Cobalt-60.”

Ontario Providing Faster Access to Mental Health Services for Thousands of People

Province Investing in More Psychotherapy, Supportive Housing and Services for Youth
Ontario is providing faster access to mental health and addictions services across the province, with new investments that will ensure thousands more people can get the support they need when they need it.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at Routes – Social Resource Centre today to announce that Ontario is supporting:
More access to therapy to help thousands of people living with conditions like anxiety and depression learn strategies to improve their mental health and be more successful in their daily lives. Ontario is working with Health Quality Ontario and other stakeholders to develop a provincial structured psychotherapy program, while also supporting the expansion of structured psychotherapy offered through existing partners. Structured psychotherapy offers evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to people online or in-person through individual or group sessions.
Up to nine hubs where young people aged 12 to 25 can receive walk-in, one-stop access to mental health and addictions services, as well as other health, social and employment supports under one roof. These integrated youth service hubs help with early identification and intervention to prevent more serious issues from developing later in life. Funding will help expand and improve youth service hubs, while exploring the creation of up to five new sites across the province.
Up to 1,150 additional supportive housing units across Ontario for people living with mental illness and addictions, especially those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These housing units would provide a secure and affordable place to live, as well as services such as counselling.
The province is working to transform the mental health and addictions system into one that is equitable, high-performing and recovery-oriented, where every person in Ontario can access consistent, high-quality services, no matter where they live. This includes ensuring mental illness is treated like any other chronic disease.
Expanding access to mental health and addictions services is part of the government’s plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, which is providing patients with faster access to the right care, better home and community care, the information they need to stay healthy and a health care system that’s sustainable for generations to come.
QUICK FACTS
Ontario is investing $140 million over three years to support these initiatives, which will be followed by a sustained increase in funding of $50 million annually. This investment is in addition to the $3.7 billion that Ontario invested in mental health and addictions services in 2015-16.
These measures respond to recommendations released by the provincial Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council in its second annual report, Moving Forward: Better Mental Health Means Better Health.
Approximately 30 per cent of people in Ontario will experience a mental health and/or substance abuse challenge at some point in their lifetime.
With this new investment, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will provide almost 17,000 units of supportive housing for people living with mental illness or addictions, and other vulnerable people.
This investment is part of a cross-government effort to support people living with mental illness and addictions as well as their caregivers, which includes recent initiatives such as making the corrections systems more responsive to mental health and addictions and improving access to local mental health services for children and youth.
Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council was formed in 2014 and consists of representatives from diverse sectors, including mental health and addictions experts and people with lived experience.
“Ontario’s plan to transform our mental health and addictions system will ensure that every person in Ontario who needs it will have access to high quality, evidence-based care that is accessible and equitable. By expanding effective mental health and addictions services, people living with mental illness and addiction will be able to access services in their community earlier, helping to address challenges before they become a crisis.”
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Our government continues to work to address gaps in the mental health system, and increasing the number of Integrated Youth Service Hubs is one example of how we’re doing just that. These hubs are great resources for youth and their families, and will help improve outcomes for those most at risk.” — Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services
“Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council has worked very hard over the past two years to provide our best advice to Minister Hoskins so we are very pleased to see his leadership on this important part of the health care system.” — Susan Pigott, Chair, Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council
“Today’s announcement is a welcome signal of the government’s commitment to mental health and addiction. It’s a great first step towards implementing the recommendations of the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council to address critical service gaps in the areas of supportive housing, psychotherapy and children and youth services. We’re pleased that the Minister has listened to the Council, and we look forward to continuing to work with all levels of government so that we can make positive, substantive change for the people in Ontario struggling to access addiction and mental health services and supports.” — Gail Czukar, CEO, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
“These investments in housing, psychotherapy and youth hubs indicate that the government has taken the advice of the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council, and prioritized its funding accordingly. We believe today’s announcement is evidence of a commitment to mental health and addictions funding, which will help us to better serve Ontarians who are in growing need of our services.”
— Camille Quenneville, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
“Today’s investment is a significant step toward improving access to mental health care. Making life-saving therapies and supportive housing available to more Ontarians, and supporting youth with the right tools and programs will put us on the right path.” — Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Canadians will have their say on the country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

Canadians will have their say on the country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

Government of Canada launches consultations and advisory committee

– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today launched two initiatives to support the development of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy: a nation-wide consultation process and a call for nominations for a ministerial advisory committee on poverty. By opening the dialogue on how to reduce poverty, the Government of Canada reiterate its commitment to find solutions to improve the economic well-being of all Canadian families so they can have a real and fair chance to succeed.

The nation-wide consultation process will give Canadians an opportunity to have their say on reducing poverty through a Poverty Reduction Strategy engagement website, including discussion forums and online town halls. The online engagement will be complemented by roundtables with provincial, territorial and municipal governments; Indigenous organizations; businesses; community organizations; academic experts and Canadians who have experienced poverty. The Government of Canada will also work with Indigenous organizations to ensure the participation of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in the consultations. The input and feedback collected will provide valuable information which will help shape the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

The Government also launched a call for nominations to invite interested individuals who have experience with poverty and poverty reduction to apply for the ministerial advisory committee on poverty.

The advisory committee’s work will complement these public consultations. The committee will act as a sounding board and a forum for in-depth discussion on issues related to poverty reduction. Specifically, the committee’s role will be to discuss and test ideas generated in the public consultations and provide independent expertise and advice on issues that could include:

  • identifying priority areas of action;
  • aligning federal government actions to reduce poverty with those of the provinces and territories; and
  • replicating innovative approaches to poverty reduction at the national level.

The committee will be composed of leaders, practitioners, and experts in poverty reduction from areas such as academia, service delivery and business, as well as international academics or researchers on poverty. It will also include people who have experienced poverty.

Another initiative to support the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy—the Tackling Poverty Together (TPT) research project—was announced in September 2016. Work is currently underway in Saint John, and will continue in Trois-Rivières, Regent Park (Toronto), Winnipeg, Tisdale, and Yellowknife. This analytical research project will involve case studies of six communities across Canada that are concerned about poverty issues. The project will assess the impact of federal poverty reduction programs locally in communities, based on the opinions of citizens including people with experience of poverty.

Through Budget 2016, the Government of Canada has invested in a range of initiatives to support poverty reduction including: the Canada Child Benefit, increases to the Old Age Security’s Guaranteed Income Supplement, the Canada Learning Bond and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

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“Poverty is a complex issue that affects more than 3 million Canadians. It has many faces—children and families, seniors, Indigenous people, people with disabilities and immigrants. We need to work together with our partners, and with all Canadians, to find a solution. Every Canadian should have the chance to build a good life for themselves and their families. We need to hear from you about how we can make it happen.
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Ajax Woman Charged After Attempting to Drown Her Son

Ajax Woman Charged After Attempting to Drown Her Son

 

An Ajax woman is facing several charges, including Attempt Murder after citizens observed her attempting to drown her son near Rotary Park.

 

On Thursday February 9, 2017, at approximately 4 p.m., a citizen observed a woman acting strangely and holding a small child on the railing of a bridge near Rotary Park. The citizen engaged the woman in conversation and walked with her and the child toward the parking lot. The citizen turned back to see the woman had left and was heading toward the beach area.

 

The woman was observed holding the child under the water and a second citizen who was nearby also attended the area. Both citizens brought the child to shore and wrapped him in warm clothing.   Police and EMS attended and the child was taken to hospital. The three-year-old boy was treated and released to the care of his father. The woman was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and was charged upon her release.

 

The names of the two citizens are being put forward for recognition for their assistance in this incident.

 

A 29-year-old woman from Ajax is charged with Attempt Murder; Aggravated Assault; and Fail to Provide the Necessaries of Life. She was held for a bail hearing. Her identity is being withheld to protect the identity of the child.

 

Anyone who was in the area at the time or may have new information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Ahee of the Major Crime Sexual Assualt & Child Abuse Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5234.

Erin O’Toole Announces Plan to Restore Canada’s Place in the World

Erin O’Toole Announces Plan to Restore Canada’s Place in the World

 

Halifax, Nova Scotia; February 2, 2016

 

Today, Erin O’Toole announced his plan to restore Canada’s principled foreign policy. His detailed plan will ensure that Canada will once again stand with our allies for security at home and play a role in global security commensurate with our size, abilities and values as a nation.

 

An Erin O’Toole Government will implement a principled foreign policy, including:

  • Support Israel as a democratic, Jewish state with secure borders, including by ending Canadian funding for UNRWA, vocally opposing efforts to isolate Israel, and establishing an exchange program between the CAF and the IDF;
  • Stand up to Russian Aggression, including by implementing the Ukraine-Canada Defence and Security Cooperation Agreement;
  • Advocate for Free Trade and vigorously defend Canadian interests in trade disputes;
  • Strengthen our relationship with the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, key traditional allies, Commonwealth members and partners by taking a lead role in promoting a Canada-UK-Australia-New Zealand trade and security pact, which could include reciprocal freedom to live, work, and invest in these four like-minded countries and a defence partnership;
  • Push for UN reform instead of sacrificing our principles in a bid for a Security Council seat; and
  • Recognize that China presents economic opportunities for Canada but that we can’t allow those opportunities to blind us to human rights abuses, hacking and corporate espionage and increasingly worrisome signs of expansionism in the South China Sea.

 

O’Toole released his full, detailed plan for Canadian foreign policy, entitled Restoring Canada’s Place in the World, available at https://erinotoole.ca/restoring-canadas-place/

 

Quotes:  

“I will restore Canada’s place as a dependable ally and principled voice for freedom and democracy around the world. – Erin O’Toole, MP Durham (Ontario).   

 

“The Trudeau Liberals have brought us back to the failed era of Liberal foreign policy – appeasing dictators, abandoning our friends, and pursuing the myth of Canada as an ‘honest broker’ without interests in the world. It is clear Justin Trudeau is willing to sacrifice our security and relationships and risk the lives of Canadian soldiers in his multi-year bid to curry favour for a non-permanent Security Council Seat.” – Erin O’Toole, MP Durham (Ontario).   

Passing of Regional Councillor Nancy Diamond

Passing of Regional Councillor Nancy Diamond

 

Whitby, Ont. – On behalf of The Regional Municipality of Durham, we send our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and council colleagues of Regional Councillor Nancy Diamond, following her sudden passing. She faithfully served her community for many years.

 

“Councillor Diamond was a formidable force in municipal politics,” said Regional Chair and CEO Roger Anderson. “She was a strong female leader at a time when it was less common to see women in senior public service roles. She also led many local community endeavours and will be truly missed.”

 

Nancy was born in 1941 and served as Oshawa’s mayor for 12 years from 1991 to 2003, after sitting as a city councillor from 1988 to 1991. In 2010, she returned to Oshawa City Council and Durham Regional Council, and was re-elected in 2014. Among her many accomplishments, Councillor Diamond championed the creation of a university in Oshawa, economic development and transportation initiatives. She pursued solutions to gridlock and the development of social housing with admirable determination. Councillor Diamond embraced multiculturalism, keeping taxes low, and the advancement of local and national prosperity.

 

A book of condolences will be available at The Regional Municipality of Durham Headquarters, located at 605 Rossland Road East. Flags at Regional Headquarters have been half-masted in her memory. Her family will be in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult and private time.

Category Archives: COMMUNITY

Joe Ingino

THE BROKEN BLUE MACHINE The Conservatives will follow Andrew Scheer into the 2019 election, after the young Saskatchewan MP won an upset victory at the party’s leadership convention in Toronto Saturday night. So read the headlines of most newspapers… Andrew WHO!!! Really!!! Who is this Andrew Scheer? Who ever heard of him? You got to…

Unifor applauds ruling for union democracy

Unifor calls on the international Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) to respect Tuesday’s court ruling and the democratic rights of ATU Local 113 members. “The court ruled clearly and decisively, this is a victory for democracy in the Canadian labor movement that restores the rights of union members,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said. “It is…

Police Warn Public to Safely Handle Found Medication

A Port Perry man lost a prescription bottle with various prescribed pills and police would like to remind the public of what to do in case they find prescription medication. On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, just before 2:00 a.m., the victim was in the area of Highway 7A and Simcoe Street, Port Perry when he…

Male Exposes Himself in Port Perry

Police are looking to identify a male who exposed himself to a young female while walking by her in a Port Perry neighborhood. On Thursday, February 23, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., an 11-year-old female student was walking on the sidewalk on Scugog Street and Old Simcoe Street in Port Perry. The victim observed a…

University of Guelph, Bruce Power and Nordion team up for research project using Cobalt-60

Birth control connected to nuclear power could solve a devastating pest problem for Ontario farmers, says a University of Guelph researcher. [Cobalt-60 is an isotope that emits gamma rays essential to the medical community for cancer treatments and the sterilization of medical devices, while it also helps to prevent the spread of disease through an…

Ontario Providing Faster Access to Mental Health Services for Thousands of People

Province Investing in More Psychotherapy, Supportive Housing and Services for Youth Ontario is providing faster access to mental health and addictions services across the province, with new investments that will ensure thousands more people can get the support they need when they need it. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at…

Canadians will have their say on the country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

Canadians will have their say on the country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Government of Canada launches consultations and advisory committee – The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today launched two initiatives to support the development of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy: a nation-wide consultation process and a call for nominations for a…

Ajax Woman Charged After Attempting to Drown Her Son

Ajax Woman Charged After Attempting to Drown Her Son   An Ajax woman is facing several charges, including Attempt Murder after citizens observed her attempting to drown her son near Rotary Park.   On Thursday February 9, 2017, at approximately 4 p.m., a citizen observed a woman acting strangely and holding a small child on…

Erin O’Toole Announces Plan to Restore Canada’s Place in the World

Erin O’Toole Announces Plan to Restore Canada’s Place in the World   Halifax, Nova Scotia; February 2, 2016   Today, Erin O’Toole announced his plan to restore Canada’s principled foreign policy. His detailed plan will ensure that Canada will once again stand with our allies for security at home and play a role in global…

Passing of Regional Councillor Nancy Diamond

Passing of Regional Councillor Nancy Diamond   Whitby, Ont. – On behalf of The Regional Municipality of Durham, we send our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and council colleagues of Regional Councillor Nancy Diamond, following her sudden passing. She faithfully served her community for many years.   “Councillor Diamond was a formidable force in…