Saturday Jan. 20, 2018

Government Notes

Government Notes is a grouping of provincial and federal news releases.
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Mississauga - Commuters will soon be able to tap onto transit with the new Presto card - the first regional fare card for public transit in Canada.  "Presto is a smart card that will revolutionize public transit," said Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield.

Put the brakes on street racers: Tory

Toronto - Progressive Conservative Party Leader John Tory today proposed a package of urgent measures to combat dangerous driving and fill the void created by Dalton McGuinty's weak leadership on keeping Ontario roads safe.
Ontario - The McGuinty government is providing $1.35 million to fund new projects to help address hate crimes, Attorney General Michael Bryant announced today.  "Our government has zero tolerance for hate crimes," said Bryant.
Toronto - Ontario is proposing to regulate speed limiters at 105 kilometres per hour. Regulating the use of speed limiters for large commercial trucks may help prevent serious collisions.  Mandating speed limiters would build on legislation passed this spring.
Toronto - The McGuinty government is helping attract more visitors to Toronto with an investment of more than $2.5 million to keep Ontario Place in good condition, Jim Bradley, Minister of Tourism, announced on July 8, 2007.
Toronto - Progressive Conservative Party Leader John Tory today said a PC Government will reduce gridlock by investing every penny of the gas tax into improving roads and transit in Ontario.
Ottawa - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today welcomed David Onley's appointment as Ontario's 28 th Lieutenant Governor and thanked His Honour James K. Bartleman for his service to the province.
Toronto - The McGuinty government is making Highway 427 from the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to the 401 a better route for the thousands of commuters and commercial vehicles that use it every day, Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield announced today.

Tax Break For Green Purchases Begins Today

Toronto - Beginning today, Ontario consumers will save money through a temporary Retail Sales Tax (RST) exemption on the purchase of qualifying ENERGY STAR® household products.
Toronto - The province's newest high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on Highway 404 northbound is now open, Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield announced today.

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