TORONTO—The new year is expected to start the unofficial countdown to Ontario's June election, with key pledges from the governing Liberals kicking in and the Tories working hard to sell their early platform.
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TORONTO—An arbitrator appointed to settle a contract dispute with Ontario college faculty after a five-week strike granted them a 7.75 percent raise over four years in a decision issued yesterday.
The 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians were legislated back to work last month and outstanding issues were sent to binding mediation-arbitration.
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne sued the Opposition leader for defamation yesterday, less than six months away from the June provincial election.
OTTAWA—The federal government has pledged to fund a treatment centre for an Ontario reserve plagued by mercury contamination.
Indigenous Services minister Jane Philpott delivered the news to community leaders during a meeting yesterday in Toronto that included Ontario Indigenous Relations minister David Zimmer.
TORONTO—Ontario is allowing several bottled water companies to take up to 7.6 million litres of groundwater per day on expired permits, as it gives them time to amend renewal applications in light of new rules.
Premier Kathleen Wynne last year imposed a two-year moratorium on new and expanded permits to take water for bottling, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
TORONTO—Hydro One is considering allowing its customers to use pre-paid meters for their electricity use.
The proposal is contained within a massive Ontario Energy Board application, which also asks for a rate increase of 0.5 percent this year and 4.8 percent next year.
TORONTO—Ontario passed sweeping labour reform legislation yesterday, including increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, which will form a key pillar of the governing Liberals' re-election bid next year.
TORONTO—Ontario's government has had a report in hand about mercury contamination upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation for more than a year, but the premier says she didn't see it.
Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation minister David Zimmer said this week the report was received by the government in September, 2016.
TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government is moving to introduce back-to-work legislation that would end a nearly five-week strike by college faculty, though opposition from the NDP means it may not happen quickly.
Premier Kathleen Wynne said unanimous support of the legislation would have meant students could return to class Monday morning.
TORONTO—Ontario's striking college faculty have voted to reject a contract offer and continue their nearly five-week job action.
The 12,000 college professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians have been off the job since Oct. 15, leaving some 500,000 students out of class.