TORONTO—Businesses that illegally sell recreational marijuana after the government of Ontario sets up its own shops could be fined up to $1 million under legislation tabled yesterday.
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TORONTO—Crown attorneys are being told that bail considerations should start with the least restrictive form of release, as Ontario tries to cut court backlogs and reduce the number of legally innocent people in custody.
A new bail directive announced yesterday is part of Ontario's response to the Supreme Court of Canada's Jordan decision that set out time limits for criminal cases.
TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government is aiming to keep hydro bills, a source of widespread public anger, lowered through next year's election.
But its long-term energy plan released yesterday details how they then will rise again over the next two decades.
Two Ontario Liberals were acquitted of Election Act bribery charges Tuesday in a case the party and one of the defendants suggested only was brought to trial because of political motivations.
The judge hearing the case granted a directed verdict application from the defence that called for the charges to be tossed before any defence witnesses were called.
TORONTO—Ontario should raise taxes on cigarettes, ban anyone under 21 from buying them, and impose a levy on tobacco companies, a government-commissioned report is recommending.
The report suggests ways to reduce the percentage of Ontarians who smoke from 17 percent to less than five percent by 2035—a target identified by the federal government.
TORONTO—Ontario politicians yesterday took the unusual step of using time in the legislature to unanimously condemn a law passed by Quebec that bans anyone from giving or receiving public services with their face covered.
Premier Kathleen Wynne said Ontario and Quebec have a very close working relationship, but on this issue they fundamentally disagree.
TORONTO—Women in Ontario would be protected from being required to wear high heels at work under a bill introduced Tuesday.
The private member's bill from Liberal MPP Cristina Martins would amend the province's Occupational Health and Safety Act to prohibit employers from mandating workers to wear unsafe footwear as part of dress and uniform codes.
TORONTO—Ontario is seeking to strengthen consumer protection rules around home warranties, ticket sales, real estate practices, and travel services in an omnibus bill introduced yesterday.
Changes to ticket-selling laws include making so-called scalper bots illegal.
TORONTO—Wide-ranging legislation introduced yesterday by the Ontario government will require public disclosure of payments that pharmaceutical companies make to doctors, increase inspections for splash pads, barber shops, and nail shops, and licence medical device operators who use X-ray machines, CT scanners, and MRIs.
TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government has earmarked $5.5 million to advertise cuts to hydro bills—ads the opposition says use public money to make the Liberal party look good.