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Premier details plan for 'buck-a-beer'

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.

Ford orders public-sector hiring freeze

TORONTO—Ontario's incoming premier has put the public service under a hiring freeze as part of a series of measures meant to limit spending as he re-examines the province's books.

A spokesman for Doug Ford said the Progressive Conservative leader also has directed government ministries to cancel “subscription-based services” and to restrict out-of-province travel.