TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government will not consider raising the provincial sales tax to pay for infrastructure projects in various municipalities, the premier said Tuesday.
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TORONTO—What defines Canada? A new survey suggests the answers are as diverse as the country itself.
The poll, commissioned by Historica Canada and conducted by Ipsos, asked a number of questions about various aspects of Canadiana ranging from inquiries about the preferred Canadian dinner companion to most effective single word to describe the country.
TORONTO—Deep distrust of police in a Northwestern Ontario city has prompted area indigenous chiefs to ask for the RCMP to investigate the recent deaths of teens in the community.
Three chiefs travelled to the provincial legislature yesterday to plead for the Mounties' intervention, as well as increased oversight of the police services board in Thunder Bay.
When it comes to safe sex, a new study suggests middle-aged Canadians have something to learn from the younger generation.
Research from the University of Guelph indicates Canadians aged 40-59 are less likely to use condoms than their younger counterparts.
TORONTO—A Toronto mother says her disabled daughter is still traumatized more than a week after being forgotten on board a school bus and left in the cold for six hours.
Laura Mastache said her daughter, Wendy, who has both autism and epilepsy, has been noticeably more reserved and withdrawn since the incident Jan. 23.
TORONTO—A new study suggests nearly a third of cigarettes sold in Ontario are purchased illegally.
The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco commissioned research that tracked the cigarette-buying habits of people in Ontario.
The study found 32 percent of respondents purchased contraband cigarettes—a figure the coalition says is the highest in the country.
TORONTO—Canadians deprived of a white Christmas this year have the option to celebrate on the greens instead.
Balmy breezes and soaring temperatures across parts of central and eastern Canada have prompted some golf courses to stay open throughout the holiday.
TORONTO—Ontarians with complaints about services within their municipalities soon will have recourse to the province’s chief watchdog.
Acting Ombudsman Barbara Finlay says her office will have new powers to investigate complaints against municipal councils effective Jan. 1.
TORONTO—Prominent political journalist Andrew Coyne says he has stepped down from his position as editor of editorials and comment for the National Post after clashing with the newspaper over a piece he wrote that was at odds with the Post’s endorsement of the Conservatives in yesterday’s federal election.
The growing number of baby-boomers entering the ranks of senior citizens has brought about a fundamental shift in Canada’s demographic makeup, Statistics Canada said today.
The agency said the number of Canadians aged 65 or older edge out the number of children under the age of 14, according to the most recent population figures.