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Province launching new autism program

TORONTO—Ontario was to announce the launch of its new autism program today, which is expected to go much more smoothly than the Liberal government's last attempt that angered thousands of families and spawned large protests.

Children will begin moving into the new program June 26, Ontario's minister for children and youth services was due to announce.

Province to set $15 minimum wage

TORONTO—Ontario is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, ensuring equal pay for part-time workers, and increasing the minimum vacation entitlement as part of a major labour overhaul.

Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement today in response to a government-commissioned report released last week that included 173 recommendations addressing precarious work.

High-speed rail planned

A high-speed rail corridor between Toronto and Windsor, Ont. is in the works—an idea floated in Ontario for decades but the premier says this time it's happening.

A government-commissioned report looking at the feasibility of such a project pegs the cost around $20 billion and suggests looking to the private sector for opportunities to partner on funding.