TORONTO—Math test scores among public elementary school students in Ontario have not improved—in some cases they have decreased slightly—despite a $60-million “renewed math strategy” the government had hoped would help solve the problem.
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TORONTO—Eligible Ontario households will be able to get “smart” thermostats for free on a first-come, first-serve basis under a new government program.
Environment minister Chris Ballard yesterday announced that $377 million in proceeds from Ontario's cap-and-trade auctions this year will be used to establish a Green Ontario Fund.
TORONTO—Former prime minister Brian Mulroney's daughter is seeking to run for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives in next year's provincial election, adding some potential star power to a party looking to unseat an unpopular government.
TORONTO—Ontario's premier had to shuffle a few members of her cabinet yesterday as her environment minister announced his resignation—a move she insisted should not be interpreted as evidence of declining Liberal fortunes.
TORONTO—Ontario is considering mandating the public disclosure of any payments private drug companies make to doctors—a move that would make it the first province to have such a requirement.
The province has started consulting with patient groups, health-care providers, and the pharmaceutical and medical device industries about the regulations that govern such payments.
TORONTO—Ontario's bid to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour—a move that is feared by businesses but has the support of some prominent economists—is being put to the public this week.
TORONTO—Ontario school boards will not be able to put any more schools up for closure as the government overhauls the process, though any schools currently on the chopping block will remain there.
TORONTO—Ontario is proposing banning the practice of double ending, in which a real estate agent represents both a buyer and a seller in a transaction.
The province's Liberal government announced a 16-point housing plan earlier this year, with centrepiece planks of a 15 percent foreign buyer tax and expanded rent controls.
TORONTO—Ontario will announce reforms to ticket selling legislation on Monday after a public consultation found widespread support for more transparent sales and more rules for re-sellers, The Canadian Press has learned.
TORONTO—Ontario was to announce the launch of its new autism program today, which is expected to go much more smoothly than the Liberal government's last attempt that angered thousands of families and spawned large protests.
Children will begin moving into the new program June 26, Ontario's minister for children and youth services was due to announce.