One Paycheck Away  is a one-minute video depicting the growing gap between the rich and the ‘rest of us” in Canada, as shown here:

The following Put Food in the Budget editorial provides the update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Holiday Lunch Dec.19 + Urge Dalton McGuinty to Give a $100 Increase to OW and ODSP:

“Billions for Business,
Pennies for the Poor”

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Premier Dalton McGuinty launches the new, 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant at Wilfrid Laurier University today, as shown in this video:

2012 is starting well for students in Ontario, Canada.

The good news is that students in colleges and universities can apply to the new, permanent 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant, starting today.

The Ontario government will give the following monies to eligible full-time students at public colleges or universities in Ontario:

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This is a video showing Premier Dalton McGuinty in London on November 28, 2011, at Digital Extremes — a video game developer — to announce that the government will be bringing forward legislation to create a new and permanent Southwestern Ontario Development Fund:

New Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Depends on Approval of ATTRACTING INVESTMENT AND CREATING JOBS ACT. Above, Map of Ontario Regions.

New Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Depends on Approval of ATTRACTING INVESTMENT AND CREATING JOBS ACT. Above, Map of Ontario Regions.

Thanks to the successful Eastern Ontario Development Fund, Canadians in Ontario gained the following economic benefits:

  •  over 11,700 jobs were created and protected
  •  leveraged over $485 million in investment across Eastern Ontario

Now, Ontario is attempting this economic balancing act: in order to create the new Southwestern Ontario Development Fund as well as make both the Eastern Ontario Development Fund and the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund permanent, the Attracting Investment and Creating Jobs Act must be approved and passed.

The new Southwestern Ontario Development Fund would be modelled on the Eastern Ontario Development Fund,

In the coming months, the province will meet with local business leaders across the region to:

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The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown is one of the largest transit expansion projects in North America today — and it’s happening right here in Toronto as shown in this video:

TTC and Metrolinx, a provincial Crown agency, are bringing new transit to Toronto – starting with the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown line.

Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown project is funded by the Province of Ontario through Metrolinx.

The commuting benefits of Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown line include:

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At the Peterborough Airport, the longest runway between Toronto and Ottawa will fuel tourism and the local economy, bringing about countless new opportunities for local businesses to grow and create even more jobs,” said Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, in this video:

About 550 new jobs for Canadians will be created due to Ontario partnering with companies for projects and supporting their investments.

Here are the beneficial results of the Ontario government’s proactive approach to partner with business and industry:

  • In 2010, Ontario was named a top destination for foreign direct investment in North America, second only to California. The province attracted a total of 127 Foreign Direct Investment projects, which created more than 11,200 jobs.
  • In June of this year, Ontario created more jobs than the rest of Canada and the United States combined.
  • KPMG calculates that Ontario has an 11.3 per cent cost advantage for research and development relative to the United States.
  • As a result of the tax changes implemented in Ontario, taxes on business investment were cut in half, making Ontario more competitive and encouraging business growth.
About 550 New Jobs Will Be Created for Canadians in Ontario

About 550 New Jobs Will Be Created for Canadians in Ontario

These new jobs will be created by companies and businesses such as:

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Due to the completed expansion of the local airport in Peterborough (Ontario, Canada), the Peterborough Airport now have the following bragging rights:

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You're Invited: "The Coming Election – What it Means for Clean Energy in Ontario"

You're Invited: "The Coming Election – What it Means for Clean Energy in Ontario"

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Canadian Green Events + Global Green Actions.

Green Neighbours 21‘s topic for the upcoming meeting will be on:

 The Coming Election – What it Means for Clean Energy in Ontario

Monday, September 12, 2011

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker: Cheryl McNamara, Citizens Climate Lobby

Location: St Michael and All Angels Church
Toronto, Ontario, Canada,

(southeast corner of St. Clair and Wychwood, enter off Wychwood, through wooden gate, top floor)

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