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It's Time Employment Insurance Came With A Guarantee

No government should ever be allowed to take money out of the EI fund, and it may be time to consider entrenching that principle in law. Legislation that guarantees that the money workers pay into EI will be there for them when they need it would give those workers and their communities a great deal of comfort. Our new government has made significant steps in ensuring that EI meets the needs of workers and their communities. Guaranteeing the money will be there for them when they need it would be the next logical step.
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Ontario's Sex Ed Changes Made the PCs Look Foolish

The provincial government announced it's introducing its proposed sex education changes. As expected opponents pounced, including Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Monte McNaughton. He gave Wynne the moment she needed to not only change the channel on her Sudbury scandal, but also to get the upper hand on the curriculum changes. There just aren't enough Ontarians looking to fight over sex education or who want to stand with folks who are actually homophobic or genuinely believe evolution should not be taught if people don't want it taught. They need to clear those last two issues up, very quickly and clearly.
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Victoria Gets New Police Chief

VICTORIA - Victoria's new Chief Constable has been confirmed and he's coming west from Ontario.Greater Sudbury Police Chief Frank Elsner takes over from retiring Victoria Chief Jamie Graham on Dec. 31...
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The Real Doctor Behind Hard Rock Medical

On our first day of table readings for Hard Rock Medical, director Derek Diorio and writer Smith Corindia introduced us cast members to a sprightly, hearty and highly personable woman -- who also happened to be a practising Ontario doctor for 30+ years. Dr. Louise McNaughton-Fillion was also HRM's official medical consultant. And she was pretty cool.

Hard Rock Medical: The Doctor from Chicoutimi

Hard Rock Medical certainly sounded like a very exciting show. So when Derek first approached me to audition for the role of Dr. Raymond Dallaire he said "You'll need to learn a seven page monologue. I also want you to speak the way you speak normally...with your French Canadian accent because Dallaire is originally from Chicoutimi, Quebec." I said "Sure no problem."

Hard Rock Medical: More Than a TV Show - It's My Life!

As a homegrown Sudbury boy, I never imagined shooting a TV show in my hometown. Now according to my friends, I'm not playing Charlie; I am Charlie Rivière. I guess they're partially correct. Did I mention that all the bedroom and outdoor house scenes were shot at my house? OMG, I AM Charlie Rivière!

Hard Rock Medical: My Experience as Farida

What I discovered while filming the series Hard Rock Medical was not only was I right in my assumption, but that I had more in common with Farida than I had originally thought or wanted to admit. As breathtaking as the landscape was, I, like Farida, am more of an urbanite...
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Stompin' Tom Tribute: How to Visit Sudbury On A Saturday Night

There are things every Canadian should have on his or her "to do" list. Visiting Sudbury, Ontario on a Saturday night has to be on your list, too. It just has to be. Why? Because Canadian music legend Stompin' Tom Connors said so. And even though Stopmin' Tom is no longer with us, visiting Sudbury on a Saturday night is still one of those things you just have to cross off your list.
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Fatal Finale To Ontario Police Chase

The province's Special Investigations Unit has been called in after a woman died in a police chase on Highway 69 Sunday night. Provincial police say officers stopped the 38-year-old in a routine chec...