TORONTO—Ontario is taking a look at municipalities' concerns about a legal rule they say causes “liability chill” and leads some to ban activities such as street hockey and tobogganing.
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TORONTO—Ontario is considering removing caps on class sizes in kindergarten and in Grades 1-3 as the Progressive Conservative government tackles a multi-billion-dollar deficit.
Education minister Lisa Thompson announced yesterday she is launching consultations with education partners on class sizes and teacher-hiring practices.
TORONTO—As Ontario's Liberals regroup following their electoral drubbing last June, one of the few remaining elected members wants to give more people a say in how their next leader is chosen.
Mitzie Hunter will call on the party at its annual general meeting this June to do away with delegated conventions and move to a one-member, one-vote system.
TORONTO—Ontario is reviewing 82 municipalities—a move that raises the possibility of amalgamations and comes not long after the Progressive Conservative government slashed the size of Toronto's city council nearly in half.
TORONTO—An Ontario court yesterday rejected a request to speed up a hearing into whether it should order an ombudsman investigation into the appointment of a friend of the premier's to the job of top cop.
OPP deputy commissioner Brad Blair has asked Ontario's Divisional Court to force a probe into the hiring of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as the new OPP commissioner.
TORONTO—Ontario elementary teachers have taken the government to court over the province's sex-ed curriculum in part because of a warning to educators that came along with it, their lawyer said yesterday.
TORONTO—Ontario goes to the polls today in an election that could see a seismic political shift if Doug Ford's Tories beat out the NDP, their closest rival, and win a majority government, as the latest polls suggest.
Either way, the vote will bring an end to 15 years of Liberal government—as Premier Kathleen Wynne herself admitted last week in a stunning announcement.
TORONTO—Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne switched gears yesterday, from pushing for her party to be re-elected to instead using the last few days of the election campaign to try to save what Liberal seats she can.
Wynne admitted Saturday that her party won't form government after Thursday's election but pleaded with voters to at least elect some Liberals.
TORONTO—Doug Ford came under repeated attack from both the NDP and Liberal leaders during yesterday's provincial election debate for not yet presenting a full platform when Ontarians already are casting their ballots in advanced polls.
TORONTO—Doug Ford was the main target in the first debate ahead of Ontario's provincial election, with his rivals suggesting yesterday that the Progressive Conservative leader, who is leading in the polls, would slash jobs and shrink services if elected premier.