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Ontario Liberals promise billions to universal childcare if elected

The Ontario Liberal Party held an online press conference today to introduce their ‘Care For Every Child’ plan, which includes $10-a-day childcare, increased childcare spaces, an increased number of Early Childhood Educators, and an enhanced parental leave program for the province. Over Zoom, Ontario Liberal Leader Stephen Del Duca was

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Ontario announces local long-term care home investment of $1.8 million

Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington announced Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 that the Ontario Government is investing $1,809,500 to increase COVID-19 prevention and containment efforts in long-term care (LTC) homes, in both his, and the adjacent riding of Kingston and the Islands. “We are all well aware of the

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Letter – Hsu responds to ‘misleading’ information from NDP

The following is a submitted Letter to the Editor from Ted Hsu, Liberal candidate for MPP for Kingston and the Islands. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. A Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 article in Kingstonist (“NDP: No help coming…“) quoted an NDP press

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NDP: No help coming from government to relieve family doctor shortage

A motion to act on the family doctor shortage in Kingston was voted down on its final vote, which means more help to recruit and retain family doctors in Kingston and the Islands is not on the way. NDP MPP Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands) presented the motion in

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Kingston reacts to Ford government’s planned removal of ranked ballots

Kingstonians have reacted strongly to the provincial government’s planned change to the Municipal Elections Act, which would effectively nullify the results of Kingston’s recent referendum on ranked ballot voting. In Kingston’s 2018 municipal election, Kingstonians voted in favour of the use of ranked ballots for the next municipal election. The

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MPP Arthur announces NDP plan for jobs, financial security

MPP Ian Arthur addressed the media on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 to announce an NDP plan for jobs and financial security. Behind at City Hall in downtown Kingston, Arthur discussed ‘Save Main Street: A Plan for Jobs and Financial Support for Working People,’ which was released by the NDP the

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Former MP Ted Hsu seeking Ontario Liberal nomination

Former Kingston and the Islands federal Member of Parliament Ted Hsu says he intends to seek the nomination as the local Ontario Liberal Party candidate in 2022. Hsu made his announcement over social media on Thursday, Jul 30. Hsu is the second former politician to enter the race for the

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Arthur: Nothing less than transparency and accountability in long-term care

The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. On June 2nd, I stood up in the Legislature and asked the Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton if she would commit to a judicial inquiry into the

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Gerretsen responds to allegations of paying for ads to quash Alberta jobs

When asked about the motivation behind a recent sponsored post on MP Mark Gerretsen’s Facebook account, Gerretsen was quick to dismiss the idea he was trying to end employment opportunities for those in Alberta. “Of course not. And I think it is an extremely misleading thing to say,” Gerretsen said,

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Local MPP offering free monthly income tax clinics

Filing income taxes can be daunting for anyone, but even more so if you’ve missed a year of filing, or have difficulties navigating the system. That’s precisely why local MPP Ian Arthur and his team are moving from having occasional income tax clinics to hosting the clinics on a once

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How Kingston & the Islands federal election candidates are spending election day

After a little more than five weeks of campaigning, it’s all come down to this: A few last hours to get out the vote and then sit back, celebrate all the hard work and watch the results as they trickle in. Here’s how each of the local Kingston & The

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Your federal candidates on single-use plastics: A Kingston perspective

By Eden Hataley Single-use plastics are everywhere Plastic shopping bags, straws, cutlery, disposable coffee cups, beverage bottles, food, and toiletry packaging invade our everyday lives. Ironically, the attributes that make plastic such a marketable material – its durability and low cost – also make it a pervasive and persistent pollutant.

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