BARRIE, Ont.—Ontario's Liberal government has put millions of dollars toward helping licensed child-care centres and developmental services cope with a minimum wage increase, and the premier said help for other such publicly-funded sectors may be on the way.
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TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne shuffled several senior roles in her cabinet yesterday as she prepares for a provincial election less than five months away.
TORONTO—Repairs to a bridge in Northwestern Ontario will take nearly three years and delays have pushed the total cost well over the initial $8 million-$12 million estimate, according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press.
But the Ontario government is refusing to say just how much over—and whether taxpayers will have to foot the bill for fixes to the Nipigon Bridge.
TORONTO—Ontario's largest and recently-privatized electricity utility has spent $9 million to redesign its bills—and is proposing to spend an additional $6 million on the project.
Hydro One has come under fire for spending since the Liberal government sold more than half of the company, notably for its CEO's $4.5-million pay.
TORONTO—Ontario drivers soon could find themselves motoring along the highway next to a car with no one in the driver's seat.
The province's Liberal government is proposing to change the rules of its 10-year automated vehicle pilot project to allow for driverless testing.
TORONTO—The new year is expected to start the unofficial countdown to Ontario's June election, with key pledges from the governing Liberals kicking in and the Tories working hard to sell their early platform.
TORONTO—An arbitrator appointed to settle a contract dispute with Ontario college faculty after a five-week strike granted them a 7.75 percent raise over four years in a decision issued yesterday.
The 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians were legislated back to work last month and outstanding issues were sent to binding mediation-arbitration.
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne sued the Opposition leader for defamation yesterday, less than six months away from the June provincial election.
OTTAWA—The federal government has pledged to fund a treatment centre for an Ontario reserve plagued by mercury contamination.
Indigenous Services minister Jane Philpott delivered the news to community leaders during a meeting yesterday in Toronto that included Ontario Indigenous Relations minister David Zimmer.
TORONTO—Ontario is allowing several bottled water companies to take up to 7.6 million litres of groundwater per day on expired permits, as it gives them time to amend renewal applications in light of new rules.
Premier Kathleen Wynne last year imposed a two-year moratorium on new and expanded permits to take water for bottling, effective Jan. 1, 2017.