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Friday March 26, 2010

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TED -TEDx NASA

Joel Levine: Why we need to go back to Mars

At TEDxNASA, planetary scientist Joel Levine shows some intriguing -- and puzzling -- new discoveries about Mars: craters full of ice, traces of ancient oceans, and compelling hints at the presence, sometime in the past, of life. He makes the case for going back to Mars to find out more.

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Ontario Budget

What about the job creators? Ontario Budget shuts out small business

“As a result, each man, woman and child will owe an extra $5,700 to the banks,” said Chera.

Toronto, CFIB – Last year, in the midst of the worst economic downturn in recent memory, Ontario’s small- and medium-sized businesses continued to do what they do best - create jobs. In what the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling a calculated “political” document, with the next provincial election just 19 months away, yesterday's Ontario budget effectively shut the door on the province’s job creators.

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Ontario Budget

Laurier welcomes Ontario government’s investment in universities

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University today welcomed Ontario’s 2010-11 budget commitment to invest an additional $310 million a year in post-secondary education.

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Ontario Budget

University funding increase in Ontario Budget leaves questions unanswered, say faculty

TORONTO - The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) said that today's Ontario budget announcement addressed some of the short term problems faced by universities but left many larger issues unanswered.

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Provincial Budget

Ontario Budget Opens Ontario to Job Creation and Growth

McGuinty Government’s Balanced Plan Protects Public Services And Outlines Measures To Eliminate Deficit

Kitchener-Conestoga, Leeanna Pendergast MPP, EMP - With the 2010 Ontario Budget, the McGuinty government is moving forward with its five- year plan to Open Ontario to new jobs and growth in Waterloo Region, while outlining measures to help eliminate the deficit caused by the global recession.

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Ontario Budget

Ontario Budget Opens Ontario to Job Creation and Growth

Milloys version include Quick Facts

Kitchener Centre, John Milloy MPP, EMP - With the 2010 Ontario Budget, the McGuinty government is moving forward with its five-year plan to Open Ontario to new jobs and growth in Waterloo Region, while outlining measures to help eliminate the deficit caused by the global recession.

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Ontario Budget

Tim Hudak Calls For Action to Create Jobs After McGuinty Failed to Deliver

QUEEN'S PARK, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak - Despite Ontario's urgent need for action in the face of unprecedented deficits, job losses and high unemployment, the 2010 McGuinty Liberal budget failed to put jobs first. While other economies are recovering from the recession, Ontario is being left behind.

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Ontario Budget

Ontario budget leaves questions about how students will afford an Open Ontario

TORONTO - The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario is pleased to see the government respond to student pressure by injecting new funding to follow the Reaching Higher framework that expires this year. Today's Budget backs up the Throne Speech announcement of 20,000 new student spaces with $310 million in funding, but leaves open the question about what the government is planning for tuition fees and financial assistance.

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Ontario Budget

Ontario delivers mixed message on payroll costs

TORONTO - Ontario's provincial budget allows government to control its own payroll costs, but forces restaurant owners to swallow a huge increase in minimum wage during a tough economy.

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Appointment

IMBA welcomes Margo Wynhofen as its new President.

TORONTO - The Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario (IMBA) held its Annual General Meeting at the Mississauga Convention Centre yesterday and elected a new President for the 2010 - 2011 term.

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Ontario Budget

Ontario Budget: Austerity for Workers, Tax Cuts for Bay Street

TORONTO - Ontario's provincial budget does little to address the jobs crisis in Ontario, say the United Steelworkers (USW). Indeed, the budget itself projects an even higher unemployment rate this year than last year.

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Ontario Budget

Ontario Universities Applaud New Provincial Budget's PSE Priority

TORONTO - The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) applauds the Ontario government on its 2010 budget, which recognizes the top priority placed on post secondary education and its importance to the economic growth of the province by providing base operating funds to meet the increasing demands for student spaces and capital funds for the buildings to house them.

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Ontario Budget

Ontario Nurses Say Budget is the Final Nail in the Coffin

TORONTO - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN says that Ontario's provincial budget means more service and nursing cuts for patients in this province.

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Ontario Budget

Ontario government stands still in budget, food banks press for progress this spring

Ontario's food banks put pressure on government to deliver on affordable housing, social assistance reform, and access to healthy food by the summer

TORONTO - The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) is concerned that the provincial government did not make necessary progress towards poverty reduction in the budget. Although the government maintained its key commitments, the OAFB believes it missed a vital opportunity to introduce strategic initiatives that fight poverty and improve economic conditions for all Ontarians.

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Ontario Budget

Budget gains for child care positive but Ontario workers still insecure, CAW says

TORONTO - The commitment to pick up over $63 million in outstanding child care costs is a positive and long-overdue move by the Ontario government, but the government needs to provide greater help to laid-off workers, CAW President Ken Lewenza said in reaction to today's provincial budget.

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Ontario Budget

Budget will hit low-wage women hard

TORONTO - Plans by the McGuinty government to freeze public-sector wages in Ontario will hit women workers the most, including many who already work in low-paid jobs, the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union says.

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Ontario Budget

Budget throws Ontario's poor in limbo

TORONTO - The sting of recession and deep-seated poverty will continue for too many Ontarians who were left behind in Ontario's provincial budget, says 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction.

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Ontario Budget

Colleges applaud postsecondary investments

TORONTO - Colleges Ontario, which represents the province's 24 public colleges, applauds the provincial government's commitments and investments in postsecondary education in today's provincial budget.

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Ontario Budget

Provincial Budget Provides Some Assistance to Municipalities

TORONTO - The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) greeted the 2010 Provincial Budget with some optimism for provincial commitments to child care funding, infrastructure stimulus maintenance and enhancing the capacity of Northern Ontario communities.

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Ontario Budget

Rx&D is encouraged by Ontario Government's focus on establishing a healthy economy and healthy Ontarians

TORONTO - Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) is encouraged by the initiatives in Ontario's 2010 Budget designed to strengthen Ontario's economy and health care system.

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Ontario Budget

Budget Confirms McGuinty Liberals Will Double Ontario’s Debt 2012-2013

Queen’s Park, Sylvia Jones, MPP for Dufferin-Caledon, EMP - “Despite Ontario’s urgent need for action in the face of unprecedented deficits, job losses and high unemployment, the 2010 McGuinty Liberal budget failed to put jobs first,” said Sylvia Jones MPP (Dufferin-Caledon).

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Salary Disclosurer

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Public Sector Salary Disclosure for 2009

Kitchener - In accordance with provincial government regulations (Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996), Conestoga College reports the following employee information for 2009.

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Salary Disclosure

Public Sector Salary Disclosure 2009 (Disclosure for 2008)

Ontario - The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 (PSSDA) and the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Amendment Act, 2004 were passed to make Ontario's public sector more open and accountable to taxpayers.

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Re: Thursday March 25, 2010 post
http://www.exchangemagazine.com/morningpost/2010/week12/Thursday/032508.htm

Sometimes, 'plain English' is not sufficient.

Some things ARE complicated. Plain English can help people to understand
complicated things, but plain English cannot make complicated things simple.

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