In response to complaints filed by Canadians, the CRTC launched several investigations and determined that nine companies, based in the Greater Toronto Area, had made unsolicited telemarketing calls without being registered with the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) operator and without having purchased a subscription.

$55,000 fined for violating the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules

OTTAWA, AND GATINEAU, QC, March 24, 2015 /CNW/ – The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that four air duct cleaning companies paid a total of $55,000 as part of a settlement following violations to the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. The CRTC also issued notices of violation accompanied by monetary penalties totalling $94,000 to five other air duct cleaning companies. Notices of violation and warning letters were also sent to seven foreign…

“As a woman, ending sexual violence and harassment is a cause I feel strongly about — and as a leader, it is also one I know is right for Ontario. Our action plan is an affirmation that everyone in this province deserves dignity, equality and respect, and is a clarion call to all Ontarians to help end misogyny so that everyone can live free from sexual violence and harassment.”

Kathleen Wynne

Premier of Ontario

Premier Kathleen Wynne Unveils New Action Plan

The Ontario government has released It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment. The ground-breaking plan outlines concrete steps to help change attitudes, provide more supports for survivors, and make workplaces and campuses safer and more responsive to complaints about sexual violence and harassment. The government has committed $41 million over three years to support the plan’s implementation. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Tell a…

“We are proud to partner with Airbus Helicopters Canada to bring this significant investment to their Fort Erie facility – an investment that truly underscores the worldwide reputation of Ontario’s aerospace sector. Strategic partnerships help foster innovative, ambitious businesses, and enable them to grow, compete, and succeed globally. Our government will continue working hard to create a dynamic business climate to attract investment, create jobs, and generate economic growth for our communities.”

Brad Duguid

Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

1,400 more Jobs coming to Southwestern Ontario

New Partnerships Bring Almost $44 Million in New Investments to Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing and Food Processing Sectors – March 20, 2015 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure – New strategic partnerships announced this week have leveraged almost $44 million in new investments and helped to create or retain over 1,400 jobs in Southwestern Ontario. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Tell a friend Print for later Bookmark in Browser

"This year's event was special in so many ways.  Our guests raved about the venue and the experience and everyone was truly inspired by the magic of wish granting," explained Jennifer Petersen, Director, British Columbia & Yukon Chapter, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. "We are so pleased with the results and how much this means for our wish families."

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is $165,000 richer

March 13, 2015 /CNW/ – On Thursday, March 5th, 2015, 180 glamorous Vancouverites raised over$165,000 to support the work of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, at the 2nd annual WISH Gala, presented by Pacific Blue Cross.  Held at Vancouver’s historic Vogue Theatre, the event was sold out months in advance.  Guests gathered for an incredible meal prepared on stage by Edible Canada, plus canapés from Fable, and a sweet…

Mediaplanet announces distribution of its first cross-platform edition of The Fight Against Cancer

Dr. Oz teams up with leading Canadian associations to fight cancer

TORONTO, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ – Mediaplanet announces distribution of its first cross-platform edition of The Fight Against Cancer, inspiring readers to take action in support of reducing the stigma for stigmatized cancers inCanada, focusing on colorectal, prostate and lung cancers. Through education and awareness, we can reduce the occurrence and fatalities from these often preventable and under-funded cancers. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Tell a friend Print for later…

The focus areas touched on include natural resources, sustainable energy, tourism and recreation, and research and opportunities atNorthern Ontario post-secondary institutions. The print component of "Northern Ontario" is distributed within this Thursday's edition of the Toronto To explore the digital version of the campaign

One of Canada’s Best Kept Secrets

TORONTO, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ – Mediaplanet announces its second edition of its cross platform campaign onNorthern Ontario informing readers about many important topics that apply to Northern Ontario. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Tell a friend Print for later Bookmark in Browser

Canadians unaware of how many products they consume daily that may contain child labour.

Canada’s Child Labour Habit

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ – The average Canadian may have a child labour habit and not even know it, warns World Vision. More than half (54%) of Canadians do not believe they consume any products made by children, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Tell a friend Print for later Bookmark in Browser


Tom Mulcair presents his plan to build a better Toronto

NDP Leader to appoint a Minister of Urban Affairs – Before a large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters this weekend, NDP Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair presented his plan to support middle-class families and economic growth in Canada’s major urban centres – like Toronto. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Tell a friend Print for later Bookmark in Browser

Canadian and International travellers shared a mutual love for prairie city, Calgary, which was the fifth most popular Canadian city in 2014 (CNW Group/

Comparing Canadian and International Travel Habits

TORONTO, March 11, 2015 /CNW/ – Less flash and more function, best describes Canadians’ travel habits when exploring their own country. According to the latest™ Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™), although Toronto,Montreal and Vancouver reigned supreme for domestic travellers and international visitors, smaller cities likeKelowna and Kingston were also included in the Top 20 Most Popular Destinations for Canucks. International visitors were much more inclined to visit Canada’s larger, more iconic…