In Sudbury on Thursday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced $4.1 million for five mining supply and services projects in northeastern Ontario from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. The NOHFC provides money for projects aimed at stimulating growth, job creation and skills development. “These investments will support our province’s growing mining industry and help build up our home-grown electric vehicle and battery supply chain,” Ford said in a news release.
Premier Doug Ford described local demonstrations in support of Palestinians in Gaza as “hate rallies” since Israel declared war on Hamas following a terrorist attack that killed 1,400 people, mostly civilians, last month. The premier, who also shared his commitment to combatting anti-Semitism through education, made the comments at the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Spirit of Hope Gala in Toronto on Nov. 2. Dame Helen Mirren was presented the 2023 Humanitarian Award.
In its attempts to make more land available for housing, Premier Doug Ford’s government is threatening the viability of land where hundreds of thousands of people work, the Toronto Region Board of Trade says in a new report. The report, entitled The Race For Space, looks at what is called “employment lands” – areas exclusively zoned for factories, warehouses, offices, big institutional employers and commercial buildings.
Two contenders for the Ontario Liberal leadership are banding together to urge their supporters to put the other as a second choice in a bid to stop Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie from finishing at the top of the pack. Liberal MP and former provincial cabinet minister Yasir Naqvi and Liberal MP Nate Erskine-Smith announced Thursday that they have an agreement to ask supporters to select each other as their number two choice and also to co-ordinate election weekend get-out-the-vote efforts.