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Province moving to end strike at colleges

TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government is moving to introduce back-to-work legislation that would end a nearly five-week strike by college faculty, though opposition from the NDP means it may not happen quickly.

Premier Kathleen Wynne said unanimous support of the legislation would have meant students could return to class Monday morning.

Province to spend millions on new seniors strategy

Ontario plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars over the next four years on a seniors' health-care plan that will increase the number of long-term care beds in the province and hours of care provided by staff.

Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement Tuesday, laying out the government's 20-point plan—called “Aging with Confidence”—to bolster services for seniors.

Ontario creating 1,200 hospital beds

TORONTO—The Ontario government is spending $100 million to add hundreds of new beds to hospitals across the province to address the issue of overcrowded wards ahead of what's expected to be a bad 'flu season.

Health minister Eric Hoskins, who made the announcement yesterday, said adding the 1,200 beds is the equivalent of opening six medium-sized hospitals.

Province to create safe zones around abortion clinics

TORONTO—Ontario will create safe zones around abortion clinics to protect women who seek their services and the health-care workers who perform them, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi said yesterday.

Naqvi said the zones, which will extend 50-150 metres around Ontario's eight abortion clinics, are designed to protect women who choose to access the services.