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.
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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.
TORONTO—A judge has quashed a wrongful dismissal lawsuit by Ontario's former ombudsman against the legislature and his former office.
Andre Marin was not reappointed in 2015 after serving two five-year terms and alleged in a lawsuit that he was fired without cause and without notice—he said a two-year notice period would have been “reasonable.”
TORONTO—Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath is calling on the Liberal government to table legislation for its hydro bill reduction plan on Monday, saying it's short on details and “warrants one heck of an explanation.”
The legislature is not sitting this week for March Break, but Horwath said Ontarians need to see the planned legislation as soon as possible.
TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservatives on Tuesday called for a moratorium on school closures in the province and a review of the guidelines that determine them.
The Liberal government is trying to find savings on the backs of students by putting schools on the chopping block, charged PC leader Patrick Brown.