TORONTO—Ontario electricity distributors will no longer be allowed to disconnect customers' power in the winter if they don't pay their bills, which are steadily rising along with ratepayer anger.
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TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservative Leader will support an anti-Islamophobia motion from a Liberal member and is encouraging his caucus to do the same.
Patrick Brown's support means the Ontario motion is unlikely to garner the kind of political debate seen over a similar motion in the House of Commons.
TORONTO—The union representing Ontario's high school teachers is planning “informal talks” with the province this week to discuss a return to contract extension negotiations.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation is the only education union to have not yet agreed to extend their current deals to 2019—past next year's provincial election.
TORONTO—The Ontario government is conducting expanded mercury testing around the site of an old paper mill in the province's northwest in the hopes of cleaning up an area that has left a First Nation plagued with mercury poisoning for more than 50 years.
TORONTO—Ontario's minister of northern development and mines is stepping aside temporarily as he deals with depression.
Michael Gravelle said his doctor diagnosed him last year.
“Over the past months, I have been struggling with a feeling of uneasiness that I have not been able to shake,” Gravelle said in a statement yesterday.
TORONTO—Ontario's elementary school teachers and education workers have agreed to extend their contracts by two years, leaving the Liberal government nearly free of teacher negotiations ahead of the next election.
TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservatives are proposing to review the salaries of public-sector CEOs and other executives if they win next year's election.
TORONTO—Ontario is putting $100 million toward expanding natural gas access in rural and Northern Ontario communities.
About 75 percent of Ontario households heat with natural gas, and residents in communities without access often have to heat their homes with more expensive sources such as electricity, oil, or propane.
TORONTO—Ontario colleges have been ordered to come up with new salary proposals for their presidents and other executives after some institutions proposed pay hikes of 50 percent.
The memo from the Liberal government comes at the same time a report says Ontario's 24 public colleges face a cumulative debt of $1.9 billion over 10 years in an age of declining enrolment.
TORONTO—Ontario’s lengthy dispute with its doctors escalated yesterday as the province’s medical association dismissed as “unreasonable” a government proposal that would see fee cuts for high-billing specialists and more money for family physicians.