TORONTO—Ontario is weakening environmental oversight at a time when the province is changing gears on fighting climate change, advocacy groups said yesterday as they urged the government to cancel proposed changes to the environmental watchdog.
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TORONTO—Quebec's premier yesterday pressed his Ontario counterpart to reconsider controversial changes to French language services but couldn't sway Doug Ford, who maintained francophones in his province would continue to be well-served.
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Doug Ford defended his finance minister yesterday, saying allegations of sexual misconduct against the veteran legislator referenced in a book by former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown are nothing but a “disgusting smear campaign.”
TORONTO—Ontario's only outlet for legal recreational cannabis has eliminated its backlog on orders and is “back on track” when it comes to deliveries, the provincial government said yesterday after weeks of delays at the online store.
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Doug Ford is shuffling his cabinet just months after taking the reins of the province—a move that follows the abrupt resignation of one of his ministers last week.
TORONTO—Ontario passed its cannabis legislation yesterday, firmly establishing the right to smoke marijuana in public in the province hours after recreational use of drug became legal across Canada.
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.
TORONTO—Ontario's emissions testing program for older passenger vehicles will be dismantled next year and replaced with a new system that will focus on heavy-duty vehicles such as transport trucks, the government said Friday.
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.
TORONTO—Ontario residents will be able to smoke recreational cannabis wherever the smoking of tobacco is permitted, the Progressive Conservative government said yesterday, loosening rules established by the previous Liberal regime.