TORONTO—When Raquel Grand’s wife was in the middle of a difficult childbirth five years ago, Grand realized that if she lost her partner that day, she would not have the legal right to take their daughter home from the hospital.
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TORONTO—Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives won a provincial byelection yesterday in northeast Toronto, but it may have come at a cost.
City councillor Raymond Cho won the Scarborough-Rouge River riding—defeating the Liberals in a seat they have held since it was created in 1999.
TORONTO—Ontario is considering more changes to the collection and display of gender information on government documents, not long after announcing gender-neutral driver’s licences and health cards.
Public consultations launched earlier this month look at how gender information is treated on government forms and identification documents, including birth and marriage certificates.
TORONTO—Ontario doctors have reached a tentative four-year agreement with the province, including a clause to jointly “update” doctors’ fees, which have been a major source of acrimony since the government imposed cuts.
TORONTO—Ontario’s new minister in charge of the autism file says changes are in the works following the controversial revamp of the treatment program announced earlier this year.
TORONTO—Ontario’s minister of municipal affairs and housing is resigning his cabinet post—a move he says he’s making to help the premier achieve gender parity.
Ted McMeekin wrote in a Facebook post yesterday that he will continue to serve as minister until Premier Kathleen Wynne names a replacement.
TORONTO—Ontario’s auditor general opened the education ministry’s books to examine $3.8 million in payments to unions, but was “surprised” to find an additional $80 million in funding—about a quarter of that with “no strings attached.”
TORONTO—Ontario’s environment minister insists the province won’t eliminate natural gas for home heating as part of a soon-to-be-released plan to fight climate change.
By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS
TORONTO—Former NHL star Eric Lindros is lending some high-profile support to an Ontario private member’s bill on concussions that has become stalled.
Rowan’s Law is named for a 17-year-old girl from the Ottawa area who died after being injured while playing high school rugby.
TORONTO—Ontario children with autism aged five or older no longer qualify for government-funded intensive therapy—a move critics say is leaving many families in the lurch.
The Liberal government announced a new Ontario Autism Program with $333 million in funding, but changes include limiting Intensive Behavioural Intervention to children aged two-four.