NEWS Release from Ontario Government
Balanced Plan Will Build Ontario Up and Help People in Their Everyday Lives
As part of its balanced plan to build Ontario up and help people in their everyday lives, the Ontario government intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would rebate an amount equal to the provincial portion of the HST on residential, farm and small business electricity bills as of January 1, 2017. Rural electricity ratepayers would receive additional relief and commercial, institutional and industrial ratepayers would also benefit from lower electricity costs.
The government also announced that it will create an additional 100,000 licensed infant to preschool child care spaces within the next five years, starting in 2017.
The government’s plan was outlined in the Speech from the Throne delivered today by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor. The speech opened the second session of the province’s 41st parliament.
The plan will continue to create economic growth and good jobs — the government’s number-one priority. The government will also balance the budget next year, in 2017-18, and Ontario’s debt-to-GDP ratio will decline — a sign of economic strength and fiscal responsibility.
The government’s plan will help people in their everyday lives by:
The Throne Speech outlines the next steps in the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by making a high-quality college and university education more affordable. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario’s history and is building a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
” Ontario’s economy is still in transition, but our recovery is firmly on track. While many are benefiting from the growth we’ve achieved, others have yet to share in Ontario’s resurgence. Our government understands the challenges people face and shares their concerns. With our balanced and proven plan to build Ontario up, we begin this new legislative session focused on economic growth that creates good jobs and committed to delivering real benefits and more inclusive growth that will help more people in their everyday lives.”
– Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario
Contributed by Adeye Adane
At 4:59pm I found myself rushing past crowds of people to reach the gates of the CNE. It was the last day of the Canadian National Exhibition, and doors were closing promptly at 5pm. Luckily, I made it just in time. Armed with my camera, and a handful of business cards, I started exploring the exhibition grounds. The last day was especially busy with youth, families, and couples.
(Two friends enjoying bubble tea)
Ethiofidel.com was at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), one of Canada’s largest events .
An Ethiopian artist and author Asfawosen Alemseged has been killed yesterday in Holywood, Los Angeles.
A well known figure in the North American Ethiopian community , Asfawosen was killed while he was on his duty as a cab driver .
The Ethiopian Athlet Mare Dibaba earn silver medal for Ethiopia in Women’s Marathon in Rio -Brazil.
Mare finished the race third at 2:24:30 . Dibaba’s medal is the second for Ethiopia after the stunning victory by Almaz Ayana in the women’s 10,000.
Kenyan Jumima Sumogong finished the race first while Eunice JIrwa of Bahrain won the second place .
Ethiopia’s Tirfi Tsegaye came 4th while her compatriot ,Tigist Tufa dropped out of the race because of injury.
While her sister brought silver for Ethiopia, Genzebe Dibaba qualified for the 1500 M final .
Almaz Ayana break the world record in Women’s 10,000 meter race in Brazil Rio.
The Ethiopian athlete Almaz Ayana sprinted the 10,000 meter with in 29:17.46. breaking the 23 years old record .
Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia run bare feet. Ethiopian studies a the University of Toronto close to being a reality
The Ethiopian origin-Canadian music star Abel Tesfaye A.K.A The Weekend donated $50,000 for the establishment of Ethiopic studies in the University of Toronto in Canada.
According to press release from Bikila Awards, the actual cheque will be presented On Saturday at the ‘Bikila Barefoot Challenge’ event at The University of Toronto.
The 49th annual Caribana fest is underway in Toronto.
The caribean dance music food and heritage festival attracts more than a million tourists to the city .
A new report by UNAIDS reveals concerning trends in new HIV infections among adults. The Prevention gap report shows that while significant progress is being made in stopping new HIV infections among children (new HIV infections have declined by more than 70% among children since 2001 and are continuing to decline), the decline in new HIV infections among adults has stalled. The report shows that HIV prevention urgently needs to be scaled up among this age group.]
HIV prevention gap among adults
The Prevention gap report shows that an estimated 1.9 million adults have become infected with HIV every year for at least the past five years and that new HIV infections among adults are rising in some regions. ThePrevention gap report gives the clear message that HIV prevention efforts need to be increased in order to stay on the Fast-Track to ending AIDS by 2030.
“We are sounding the alarm,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “The power of prevention is not being realized. If there is a resurgence in new HIV infections now, the epidemic will become impossible to control. The world needs to take urgent and immediate action to close the prevention gap.”
The AIDS epidemic has had a huge impact over the past 35 years. Since the start of the epidemic, 35 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses and an estimated 78 million people have become infected with HIV.
Source AIDS 2016
pictures AIDS 2016