TORONTO—The leader of Ontario's Opposition said Friday that Doug Ford's decision to repeal Ontario's modernized sex-ed curriculum and replace it with a 20-year-old version was a move to please social conservatives and one that would hurt the province's children.
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TORONTO—Ontario schools will go back to teaching the same sex-ed curriculum they did in the late 1990s this fall after the province's new government announced yesterday it was revoking an updated version brought in by the previous regime.
TORONTO—Ontario's new Tory government has cancelled a $100-million fund earmarked for school repairs this year—a cut that comes as a result of Doug Ford's campaign promise to scrap the province's cap-and-trade system.
School boards were notified on July 3 that the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund would be eliminated and that only work contracted on or before that date would be covered.
TORONTO—A number of laws passed by Ontario's previous Liberal government have been put on hold by the newly-elected Progressive Conservative regime, including measures to tighten rules around vaping and to cap resale values for sports and concert tickets.
TORONTO—An Ottawa-area legislator could become the interim leader of Ontario's Liberals, who suffered a massive defeat in last week's provincial election.
The Liberal caucus, which was reduced to seven members, unanimously endorsed John Fraser for the position yesterday evening.
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 NDP leader yesterday took her election campaign to the riding Doug Ford is hoping to capture, slamming the Tory leader's tax plan on his home turf as recent polls suggest one of the two will be the next premier.
TORONTO—Doug Ford came under repeated attack from both the NDP and Liberal leaders during yesterday's provincial election debate for not yet presenting a full platform when Ontarians already are casting their ballots in advanced polls.
TORONTO—Doug Ford was the main target in the first debate ahead of Ontario's provincial election, with his rivals suggesting yesterday that the Progressive Conservative leader, who is leading in the polls, would slash jobs and shrink services if elected premier.
TORONTO—The leaders of Ontario's three main political parties will square off on the same stage for the first time today—just days before the official start of the province's spring election campaign.