TORONTO—The Liquor Control Board of Ontario launched online sales today with a website that lets people buy from nearly 5,000 products and have them delivered to their home or a local liquor store.
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TORONTO—Two Ontario cabinet ministers will head to the Grassy Narrows First Nation next week to talk about how to deal with mercury contamination that has plagued the remote northwestern community for decades.
TORONTO—Ontario’s climate change action plan, which will provide billions of dollars in subsidies and incentives to businesses and homeowners, was greeted with cautious optimism yesterday by environmentalists and businesses.
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.
TORONTO—Elections Ontario wants to introduce new technology for the 2018 election to speed up the process for voters, get faster results, and use fewer staff.
The agency says it successfully tested e-poll books and vote tabulators in the February byelection in Oshawa, with about 90 percent of electors and poll officials supporting the changes.
TORONTO —Education Minister Liz Sandals says it looks like Ontario teachers are taking more sick days because they lost the right to bank them and take a cash payout on retirement.
“There’s no reason to believe that they’re actually sicker than they were two years ago,” Sandals said with a chuckle as she entered a cabinet meeting yesterday.
TORONTO—Health Minister Eric Hoskins complained yesterday about the billing practices of some Ontario doctors, who he said were taking hundreds of millions of dollars away from home care and other services.
“Unpredictable and frankly out of control billing by some doctors is a problem that creates huge income for some doctors, but it leaves less for family doctors,” said Hoskins.
TORONTO—A single paragraph buried in the Ontario budget could mean big changes in the lives of some of the province’s most impoverished residents by giving them a guaranteed minimum income.
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne denies a $6,000-a-head dinner co-sponsored with a high-powered lobbying firm is selling access to herself and her cabinet ministers.
Wynne said it’s her responsibility as a leader of a party to raise money—calling it part of the democratic process—and pointing out that all political parties in Ontario do both “high-end and low-end” fundraising.
TORONTO—Ontario’s finance minister is rejecting Opposition claims that he’s already written the 2016 budget and that his public consultations on the fiscal plan are a sham and a farce.