TORONTO—Ontario's social services minister opened the door today to giving more funding to children with more severe autism, which an advocacy group described as a “huge concession” in the province's controversial plan.
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TORONTO—School boards will get additional money to support students with autism, Ontario's education minister announced yesterday, as hundreds of kids soon may enter school because they will get less funding for therapy.
Autism and education advocates said the announcement does little to address a problem of the government's own making and attempts to turn teachers into therapists.
TORONTO—Cellphones will be banned in Ontario classrooms during instructional time, starting in September.
Education minister Lisa Thompson said in a statement today that a formal announcement is coming soon.
“Ontario's students need to be able to focus on their learning—not their cellphones,” she wrote.
TORONTO—Ontario is weighing a ban on single-use plastics as part of a broader strategy to send less waste to landfills.
Nearly a tonne of waste per person in Ontario is generated each year and the rate at which that waste is diverted away from landfills—through recycling and composting, for example—has stalled around 30 percent for the past 15 years.
TORONTO—The firing of a high-ranking provincial police officer waging a legal battle over the controversial appointment of Ontario's top cop yesterday renewed accusations of political interference the government denied.
TORONTO—Ontario is gathering feedback on legislation aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap, including asking businesses how onerous pay transparency reporting would be.
TORONTO—Ontario's social services ministry directed autism therapy providers in the fall to only take on new clients with previous service commitments, but the minister denied yesterday the move amounted to freezing the wait list for treatment.
TORONTO—Ontario is consolidating its local and provincial health networks to create a central agency as part of a system overhaul, the health minister announced today, though she wouldn't say if the move will save money or lead to job losses.
TORONTO—An arbitrator has awarded Ontario doctors a new contract in a ruling that puts no hard cap on the physician services budget, a decision that comes after a years-long fracture in doctors' relationship with the government.
TORONTO—Ontario's education minister is defending the $140,000 salary for a failed Tory candidate to lead a standardized testing organization—a job that was previously a part-time appointment.