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Hospital beds funded ahead of 'flu season

TORONTO—Ontario will spend $90 million this year to fund hundreds of hospital beds ahead of flu season, a measure the province's health minister said will help address the issue of so-called hallway medicine.

Christine Elliott said the funding will help Ontario's hospital system deal with overcrowding that has resulted in patients being treated in unsuitable spaces.

Province opts to halt minimum wage hike

TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservative government said it will halt a planned increase to minimum wage that was scheduled to kick in next year, following up on a promise made during the spring election campaign.

Labour minister Laurie Scott said yesterday the minimum wage will remain at $14 an hour rather than rising to $15 as planned by the previous Liberal government.