TORONTO—Ontario's budget deficit now stands at $7.4 billion, nearly half of the $15 billion Premier Doug Ford claimed he inherited last year from the previous Liberal government—a figure critics have said was vastly inflated.
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TORONTO—Proposed changes to ambulance rules in Ontario could see paramedics take patients to facilities other than a hospital emergency department, or treat them and release them on scene.
People calling 911 for medical assistance could also be directed to other facilities in the community.
TORONTO—Ontario college and university students are heading back to school with lower tuition fees, but accompanying cuts to government assistance mean many will have both less help paying for school and more debt.
TORONTO—The federal government will spend $26 million this year on Ontario refugee and immigration legal aid services after the province cut funding, the prime minister announced yesterday, while taking partisan pre-election digs at the premier.
KITCHENER, Ont.—Ontario's premier said Friday that people with mental illness who commit crimes should be in jail, calling a patient who had been detained at a mental health hospital for killing his roommate an “animal.”
Doug Ford teed off for a second time on the case of Zhebin Cong, who was found not criminally responsible for killing his roommate with a meat cleaver in 2014.
TORONTO—This year's flu season will likely be a bad one, Ontario's health minister said yesterday, and the province is stocking up on extra high-strength vaccines in preparation.
“We expect that it's going to be a very difficult year,” Christine Elliott said after an unrelated announcement.
TORONTO — The Ontario legislature is introducing airport-style security next year, as it becomes one of the last provinces to start making all visitors pass through metal detectors—upgrades being made in the wake of two deadly attacks in Toronto last year.
TORONTO—Grievances from frustrated pot customers have given the Ontario Cannabis Store the dubious distinction of being the government organization that was the subject of the most complaints to the province's ombudsman.
TORONTO—Accessing medical records through a secure app, texting with health-care providers, using e-consultations for specialists ‚Äî those are some of the ways Ontario's special adviser on health care envisions the increased use of virtual care in the province.
TORONTO—Ontario's legislature will no longer host a Canada Day celebration, as the government cancels a decades-old tradition with declining attendance.
The government is instead putting up to $80,000 toward free admission at attractions around the province, said Premier Doug Ford's executive director of communications.