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Rickford to speak on Ontario Beating Fiscal Targets

Rickford to speak on Ontario Beating Fiscal Targets

While Investing in Priority Programs

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - November 6, 2019  (LSN)   Minister Rickford will be attending Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Minister Rickford will discuss the government’s fiscal update and its plans to make life more affordable for families, create a competitive business environment, and invest in critical infrastructure for the future. Finance Minister Rod Phillips today released the 2019 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: A Plan to Build Ontario Together — which maintains the government's commitment to balance the budget by 2023-24 through prudent fiscal management while making strategic investments in critical public services, and strengthening the conditions for job creation. 

The government is making steady progress on its plan. Minister Phillips announced that the government is projected to beat its deficit target for 2019-20 by $1.3 billion — reducing the projected deficit to $9 billion from the $10.3 billion outlook presented in the 2019 Budget.

The previous administration not only left the province with the largest subnational debt in the world, but also some daunting challenges including hallway health care, transit and roads that are heavily congested and government services that are inefficient and outdated.

"Since taking office 16 months ago, our government has taken steps to strengthen our finances, our economy and critical public services," said Minister Phillips. "Solving these challenges has not been about grand gestures, but rather the practical and meaningful actions that help make life easier and more affordable for people, like reducing taxes, investing in health care and education, and building modern transit and roads."

The government's plan is balanced and prudent. While making steady progress to reduce the deficit, it is investing an additional $1.3 billion in critical services. This includes more funding for small- and medium-sized hospitals, public health units, child care and programs to help our most vulnerable. 

At the same time, the government is creating a climate to support and attract business investment and job creation across the province. In the 2019 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review the government is proposing to reduce the small business Corporate Income Tax rate to 3.2 per cent from 3.5 per cent beginning on January 1, 2020. This would provide tax relief of up to $1,500 annually to over 275,000 businesses — from family-owned shops to innovative start-ups.

As a result of government actions to date, Ontario's small businesses would save $2.3 billion in 2020.

"We believe the role of government is to enable the opportunity for a better quality of life and a higher standard of living for all of our citizens," said Minister Phillips. "By implementing our plan we are stimulating job creation, putting more money in people's pockets, making our streets safer, our commutes shorter and our government smarter."

Quick Facts

  • The government is forecasting a $1.3 billion improvement to its 2019 Budget deficit projection for 2019-20, to $9 billion from $10.3 billion.
  • Ontario is proposing to reduce the small business Corporate Income Tax rate to 3.2 per cent from 3.5 per cent starting January 1, 2020.
  • The government is taking steps to end hallway health care with a $68 million investment in small- and medium-sized and multi-site hospitals to help maintain critical capacity and respond to increased demand in communities across the province. This is in addition to the $384 million that was announced in the 2019 Budget.
  • 272,400 net new jobs have been created since June 2018 and the unemployment rate is near historic lows.
  • The Province is also proposing to reduce the aviation fuel tax rate in the North to 2.7 cents per litre from 6.7 cents per litre.

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Crime Prevention Tips For Businesses 26 March 2020

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  March 26, 2020  (LSN)  The closure of non-essential businesses in Ontario to address the spread of COVID-19 may cause business owners to worry about the safety of their business and property.

We’ve put together a list of tips for business owners that may help prevent crime to their business and property.

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Cook County Stay At Home Order 26 March 2020

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~  March 26, 2020  (LSN)  I have been getting many questions about this order since the Governor spoke it yesterday and I wanted to clarify what it looks like from the law enforcement side. People can still travel, as the order defines:

Minnesotans may leave their residences only to perform any of the following activities, and while doing so, they should practice social distancing:

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Police learned the images were uploaded by a local Internet user. As a result of their ongoing investigation, police were able to identify a 24-year-old male suspect.

Police executed a search warrant at a home in the 800 block of Melbourne Road on March 24.

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SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONTARIO  ~~ March 25, 2020  (LSN)  Members of the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a string of graffiti tagging incidents that have occurred in the Municipality over the past three days.

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Update Homicide #4 24 March 2020

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO March 24, 2020 - 12:30 (LSN)  Police Media Release States: The Thunder Bay Police Service continues to investigate the early-morning homicide of Adrian Kadeem DRYSDALE, 28, of Toronto.

Officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were originally dispatched to a residential address in the 500 block of North May Street just after 2:30 a.m. on Monday, March 23 following reports of a disturbance and an injured male.

When officers arrived they located DRYSDALE, who had suffered serious injuries that appeared consistent with a serious assault.

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Safety and Security Tips to Prevent Property Crime 23 March 2020

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  March 23, 2020  (LSN)  We recommend everyone in Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township to take a proactive approach to keeping their home and property safe. If you utilize some simple Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) techniques you can greatly reduce the risk of becoming a victim of property theft or a break in.

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Homicide #4 23 March 2020

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO March 23, 2020 - 10:00 (LSN)  Police Media Release States: Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to a residential address in the 500 block of North May Street shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Monday, March 23 following reports of a disturbance and an injured male.

When officers arrived they located an adult male with significant injuries consistent with that of a serious assault. Paramedics transported the victim to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for further treatment of those injuries.

Before 3:30 a.m., the male died from his injuries.

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~  March 18, 2020  (LSN)  Good Day, Fellow Cook County Community Members;   As your Sheriff, I want to let you all know that no matter what, during these uncertain times as our community, state and nation work to address the novel COVID-19 Coronavirus, we will remain vigilant and will be here to respond to public safety needs in our county. Our Dispatch Center will also remain open to answer any emergency calls which come in.

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Police Services Building Restrictions & NRC Closure 16 March 2020

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Sault Ste. Marie Police Service

s we are in uncertain times during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our members and the community.

From this point forward we will be restricting access to the Police Services Building. If you need to report a crime, we encourage you to do so over the phone and allow our officers to assess your concerns. As always if it is an emergency call 911.

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Home Invasion Suspects Identified; 11 March 2020

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  March 11, 2020  (LSN)  On March 3, 2020 two males attended a residence in the 200 block of Wallace Terrace. At that time, they forcefully entered the residence. One of the accused pointed a firearm at a victim demanding money and drugs. The other accused remained in the entrance to the home and struck another victim. The two accused then grabbed a purse and fled the residence.

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