TORONTO—Ontario's top court yesterday sided with the provincial government in a legal battle over the size of Toronto's council, firmly establishing a reduced 25-ward electoral map for the city's looming municipal vote.
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TORONTO—The Ontario government says the integrity of Toronto's municipal election will be compromised if a court doesn't stay a ruling that upended the province's plans to cut the city's council nearly in half.
TORONTO—Protesters lingered overnight outside the Ontario legislature after they were barred from observing a rare midnight sitting meant to speed up the passage of a controversial bill to cut Toronto's city council nearly in half.
TORONTO—Ontario's legislature plunged into chaos yesterday as protesters and most of the Opposition were ejected for disrupting the government's efforts to revive a bill slashing Toronto's city council nearly in half just days after a judge found the legislation unconstitutional.
TORONTO—Canada's health minister is offering to share the federal government's research on overdose prevention and supervised consumption sites with Ontario as the province weighs whether to allow such facilities to continue operating.
Toronto city council voted yesterday to mount a legal challenge against Ontario's decision to slash the size of the city's council.
The legislation, known as Bill 5, was passed last week and aligns Toronto's ward map with federal ridings, cutting the number of city councillors from 47 to 25 ahead of a fall municipal election.
TORONTO—The Ontario government says it will offer “non-financial incentives” to brewers who sell their beer for $1 once the province's buck-a-beer plan is in place later this month.
Premier Doug Ford said participating businesses will be offered prime spots in Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores, or advertising in flyers or inserts, among other possible rewards.
TORONTO—Doug Ford is bringing the same kind of chaos that defined his tenure at Toronto city hall to the Ontario legislature, the province's opposition parties suggested Tuesday as flaring tensions derailed debate over a controversial government proposal.
TORONTO—As anti-poverty advocates denounced the Ontario government's decision to scrap a basic income pilot project, the province defended the move yesterday by suggesting the program discouraged participants from finding work.
TORONTO—The Ontario government says part of the $1.9 billion it has earmarked for mental health over the next decade will go to police to help first responders deal with mental health issues and to offer de-escalation training.