TORONTO—Ontario's incoming premier said Tuesday that teachers and nurses are exempt from the public service hiring freeze he has ordered as part of his efforts to curb government spending.
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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.
TORONTO—From choosing cabinet members and hiring political aides to picking office space and conducting background checks on legislators, Ontario's newly-elected Progressive Conservatives must tackle a lengthy to-do list as they prepare to take power for the first time in 15 years—and observers say their decisions could set the tone for the rest of their term.
TORONTO—Ontario's outgoing Liberals made a pitch to hold on to official party status Friday as they entered a period of extreme uncertainty in the wake of an election that took them from a majority government to a mere seven seats.
After vowing for weeks to deliver a fully-costed platform, Ontario's Progressive Conservatives yesterday quietly released a compilation of their campaign promises without saying how they would pay for them.
The updated “Plan for the People,” posted on the party's website, lays out how much each initiative is expected to cost but not where the money will come from.
TORONTO—If you believe Doug Ford and Kathleen Wynne, an NDP government would bring Ontario indefinite strikes, high unemployment, skyrocketing taxes, and farmlands lost to wind turbines.
TORONTO—Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown has filed a defamation lawsuit against CTV News over its reporting of what he alleges are false accusations of sexual misconduct.
Doug Ford says he is “dead against” safe injection sites and believes the focus should be on drug rehabilitation instead.
And if elected premier of Ontario in June, the Progressive Conservative leader said he will do everything he can to fight the ongoing opioid crisis and get people struggling with addiction the help they need.
TORONTO—Tensions between Ontario's premier and the leader of the Opposition escalated yesterday as Kathleen Wynne accused Doug Ford of being just like U.S. President Donald Trump, in what experts predict is a glimpse of a hostile election campaign to come.
TORONTO—Ontario's Liberals are drawing lessons from the last U.S. election as they unleash advertising they say aims to expose the “real” Doug Ford and what he would do if elected premier this spring.