Post Tagged with: "Kathleen Wynne"

Former mayor Rob Ford had  been battling cancer since late 2014.  (Courtesy of Flickr)

Councillor Rob Ford has died

Former mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. Ford’s office released a statement around 11 a.m. today. “With heavy hearts and profound sadness the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother and husband, and father,” said the statement, The family is asking that citizens respect their […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News, Off Campus
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Protesters address rising tuition and hospital cuts

Government cuts to social programs and public services brought protesters to the front steps of Queen’s Park on Monday afternoon.

by Olivia McLeod· · News
Mohamed Lachemi at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Jan.26, 2016. Photo by Kalem Mc Sween

Lachemi Joins Wynne in India

Interim president Mohamed Lachemi will be traveling with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on her 10-day trade mission to India.

by Dale Mulligan· · News
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Trudeau’s ‘change’: How students can hold him to it

After months of election buzz taking over your social media feeds, from GIFs of Elizabeth May’s sassy peace sign, to too many voter status selfies to count, millions of Canadians await real change after electing Justin Trudeau as the new Prime Minister.

by Angela Serednicki· · Features, Politics
In this Jan. 16 file photo, Premier Kathleen Wynne meets with Ontario university and college representatives at Queen's Park. (Courtesy of Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Wynne’s plan for sexual assault policy on university campuses gives hope

This week, the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson and the Ryerson Students’ Union are holding an open discussion about what the university’s sexual assault policy update should include. It’s the second time this year that Ryerson student unions are engaging with the people most affected by sexual violence on campus: students. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has released a plan […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 29

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 29

            The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from and from the Canadian University Press.     This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap,  we bring you a special extended episode cataloguing news from the past two weeks. Our top […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks about social innovation at an Economic Club of Canada breakfast. (Susana Gómez Báez / Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Ryerson to receive piece of $4M social-innovation pie, Ontario premier announces

Ryerson will be receiving a $500,000 contribution from the Ontario government, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced to the Economic Club of Canada Thursday morning. Through the $4 million Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF), the government will finance 11 socially conscious enterprise organizations across the province, including Ryerson University. The university will use the money to create a fund called the Social Enterprise Seed Fund […]

by Susana Gomez Baez· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Screen grab from Ryersonian video of Kathleen Wynne speaking at the Good Jobs Summit (Ryersonian)

Highlight reel: Kathleen Wynne speaks at the Good Jobs Summit

On Saturday Oct. 4, premier Kathleen Wynne spoke at the first-ever Good Jobs Summit at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre. Watch highlights of Wynne’s speech in the window embedded above, or click here to watch the full-length version, which includes introductory remarks by Jerry Dias, the National President of Unifor. Click here to read The Ryersonian’s live blog of the Good Jobs Summit […]

by Jeanie Tran· · career, News, On Campus, students
First-ever Good Jobs Summit to take place this week

First-ever Good Jobs Summit to take place this week

Students will be given a national platform on which to voice their employment concerns at this weekend’s inaugural Good Jobs Summit. The summit will run from Oct. 3 to 5 at the Ted Rogers school of management and the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The free event will bring together unions, businesses, students, community groups and government representatives for a national discussion […]

by Jeanie Tran· · career, News, On Campus, students, trades
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Ryerson’s Wendy Wai dragged into alleged power plant scandal

Ryerson’s operations coordinator is allegedly one of the figures at the centre of the Liberal power plant scandal where police are investigating the deletion of key government emails, according to a Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report accessed by the Toronto Star. When Wendy Wai worked for Dalton’s McGuinty’s chief of staff,  she was allegedly given unrestricted administrative access to computers […]

by Abigale Subdhan· · News, Top stories
Premier Kathleen Wynne has allotted $800,000 to create jobs for humanities and social science grads. (Courtesy Joseph Morris / Flickr)

Ontario government joins Ryerson to create jobs with $800K project

The Ontario government has pledged $800,000 to create 120 jobs in the high-tech sector for humanities and social sciences Ryerson graduates. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the funding, part of a joint project with Ryerson University, on Thursday. “We thought (Ryerson had) a very strong program especially because of the involvement of major high-tech industry associations,” said Gabe De Roche, spokesperson […]

by Alexa Huffman· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Q-and-A with Rick Miner

Q-and-A with Rick Miner

by Christina Dun· · Top stories, Videos
Ontario premiere Kathleen Wynne answered questions on Reddit this morning.(Courtesy Twitter)

Premier Kathleen Wynne takes to Reddit for AMA

Social media users logged on to Reddit on Tuesday to take advantage of the opportunity to ask Premier Kathleen Wynne anything they wanted for an hour. While the page received over 1,000 responses from Redditors, both of questions and comments, Wynne answered only 10. Some comments criticize the premier for avoiding the tough questions and providing scripted answers. The top […]

by Chelsea Shim· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Minimum wage still not enough for many workers

Minimum wage still not enough for many workers

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a 75-cent increase to Ontario’s minimum wage last week. It will take effect later this year. But it’s not enough for the province’s minimum wage workers to live on. The most recent data from Poverty Free Ontario says the poverty line is just under $20,000, after taxes. The current minimum wage is $10.25. An adult […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Minimum wage earners will make $11 an hour starting June 1. (Courtesy Rebecca Sedore)

Ontario minimum wage to increase to $11 an hour

Ontario’s minimum wage will be raised to $11.00 from $10.25, Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne announced Jan. 30. The change will be effective June 1, 2014. “We want to make sure that minimum wage keeps up with the standard of living,” Wynne said at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto. The increase will come after a four-year minimum wage freeze. […]

Mayor Rob Ford in a Ryersonian file photo. A Mount Sinai Hospital colorectal specialist announced Wednesday evening Ford has an aggressive cancer.

GTA mayors urge provincial and federal governments to help pay for ice storm costs

Greater Toronto Area mayors and council members came together Friday to ask the provincial and federal governments for millions of dollars to help with the cleanup costs from last month’s ice storm. Ontario Municipal Affairs Minister Linda Jeffrey was at Friday’s meeting to hear from the municipalities and address their recommendations. Jeffrey says it could take months to review the figures but […]

by Angela Hoyos· · News, Off Campus
Rob Ford addresses council at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian Staff)

Rob Ford: “I’ve got more than enough to eat at home”

Mayor Rob Ford apologized shortly after noon Thursday for using profane language outside his office in response to reports that he made sexually inappropriate comments to a staffer. The mayor also said he is getting help from “a team of medical professionals.” Ford shocked reporters and councillors this morning when he talked about what he is alleged to have said […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories

Kathleen Wynne is teaching the wrong lesson

I’ve never been thrown out of a classroom before, so when it happened for the first time last week I was in utter shock, especially because it was at the hands of the former minister of education. It all began with a media advisory sent to The Ryersonian on Sept. 10 notifying us that the premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, […]

by Tara Deschamps· · Opinion