TORONTO—Careless drivers in Ontario causing death soon could be fined up to $50,000 as the government plans to introduce tougher penalties that also will crack down on distracted driving.
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SUDBURY, Ont.—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne denied in court yesterday that she promised a New Democrat MP a cabinet position to get him to leave his party and run for the provincial Liberals.
TORONTO—Ontario politicians returned to the legislature yesterday after a three-month summer break under the shadow of two Liberal trials happening simultaneously in Toronto and Sudbury.
The Liberal government is planning a packed fall agenda, with a major labour reform bill, a marijuana distribution law, and various other pieces of legislation to be passed.
SUDBURY, Ont.—The man at the centre of bribery allegations against two Ontario Liberals believed they were offering him opportunities within the party and not government appointments, court heard Friday.
Pat Sorbara, the Ontario Liberal Party CEO at the time of the allegations, and Gerry Lougheed, a local Liberal fundraiser, are facing bribery charges under the Election Act.
TORONTO—Ontario is looking to overhaul its school curriculum with a focus on math, an announcement that comes one week after standardized test results showed flat or falling math scores among public elementary students.
Premier Kathleen Wynne announced yesterday the government will start public consultations to modernize the curriculum.
Two Ontario Liberals went on trial today on Election Act bribery charges stemming from a 2015 byelection in Sudbury, but the stakes also are high for Premier Kathleen Wynne herself.
The Sudbury trial happens nearly simultaneously with another Liberal trial—related to the cancellation of two gas plants—which makes for terrible optics for the party.
TORONTO—Math test scores among public elementary school students in Ontario have not improved—in some cases they have decreased slightly—despite a $60-million “renewed math strategy” the government had hoped would help solve the problem.
TORONTO—Eligible Ontario households will be able to get “smart” thermostats for free on a first-come, first-serve basis under a new government program.
Environment minister Chris Ballard yesterday announced that $377 million in proceeds from Ontario's cap-and-trade auctions this year will be used to establish a Green Ontario Fund.
TORONTO—Former prime minister Brian Mulroney's daughter is seeking to run for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives in next year's provincial election, adding some potential star power to a party looking to unseat an unpopular government.
TORONTO—Ontario's premier had to shuffle a few members of her cabinet yesterday as her environment minister announced his resignation—a move she insisted should not be interpreted as evidence of declining Liberal fortunes.