TORONTO—Ontarians will see lowered hydro bills for the next 10 years, but then will pay higher costs for the following 20 years, under new legislation tabled yesterday.
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TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government finally has eliminated its deficit, but its debt is rising to new heights.
The province's first balanced budget in a decade gets rid of a deficit that had reached about $20 billion at one point, and the government is projecting that balance will continue through to 2020.
TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government was to release its first balanced budget in a decade today, with a host of new spending measures focused on pocketbook issues it hopes will resonate with voters heading into an election year.
TORONTO—Ontario's New Democrats are promising to bring in a $475-million pharmacare plan if they win the election next year, which they say could be introduced without program cuts or new taxes—although they're not ruling them out.
TORONTO—Ontario's NDP is pledging to create a provincial pharmacare plan, appealing to the grassroots about a year out from the start of next year's election campaign.
Leader Andrea Horwath announced the policy Saturday in a speech to about 1,000 delegates at the party's convention.
TORONTO—Ontario is following British Columbia's lead, promising to introduce a tax on foreign homebuyers that the province hopes will help cool the frantic housing market—easing concerns about a potential bubble in Canada's fastest-growing urban region.
TORONTO—The chief justice of Ontario's provincial courts is examining what further steps could be taken on sexual assault education for judges, the attorney general said yesterday.
TORONTO—Ontario's premier says she isn't buying an argument from the development industry that stricter rent control will do more harm than good for renters in the province.
Kathleen Wynne's comments Tuesday came amid reports of some residents in Toronto seeing their rents double—a situation the premier called “unacceptable.”
TORONTO—The Ontario Autism Coalition is calling on the Liberal government to boost supports for the 20,000 children with autism in the province's schools.
In a report released Tuesday, the group recommends the province review special education funding, and provide more training for teachers and educational staff who work with children on the autism spectrum.
TORONTO—Giving families of children with autism the option of either using government-funded services or receiving direct funding to pay for therapy may be part of Ontario's new autism program, the minister in charge said yesterday.