Some key details in the “confidence and supply” deal between the Liberals, NDP

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

The NDP will not move a vote of non-confidence, nor vote for a non-confidence motion during the term of the arrangement; Parties agree on the importance of parliamentary scrutiny and the work done by MPs at committees; Meetings of party leaders at least once per quarter, as well as regular meetings of House leaders and whips… to identify priority bills to expedite through the House of Commons… Parties agree to prioritize [the following]…

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McGuinty freezes minimum wage

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Feb 11 2011
Ontario’s lowest earners will see their wages frozen this year for the first time in seven years, sparking fierce criticism from labour groups… while Ontario’s minimum wage is highest among provinces, Nunavut leads the country at $11.00. McGuinty said many employers were only now recovering from the global economic downturn of the last few years, and the wage freeze would help them get back on their feet… The Ontario Federation of Labour said minimum-wage earners were already struggling to cope with rising food, housing and other costs of living.

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New law aims to curb abuse of prescription drugs

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Nov 29 2010
Ontario has passed legislation aimed at curbing the abuse of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin… oxycodone, morphine and codeine, as well as stimulants and sedatives like Ritalin, Valium and phenobarbital. The province already has a database to track drugs prescribed under the public program that funds medications for seniors, welfare recipients and the disabled. The legislation allows the government to expand the system to cover all drugs dispensed under both public and private drug plans.

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