TORONTO—Ontario's attorney general defended controversial cuts to legal aid yesterday after some of the province's top judges said the move, which the government said was aimed at saving taxpayers money, would end up costing more down the road.
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TORONTO — Gas stations refusing to put mandatory anti-carbon-price stickers on their pumps will face daily fines of $150, a penalty that is at the lower end of the range established by a controversial law Ontario's Progressive Conservatives passed earlier this year.
TORONTO—Ontario students returned to class Tuesday amid uncertainty surrounding labour talks between the government and unions representing public school teachers and educational workers.
Education sector contracts expired Saturday and while bargaining is still in its early stages warning signs have already begun to emerge from the talks.
TORONTO—Ontario has filed a challenge against the carbon tax with the country's top court, a move that comes days after Premier Doug Ford said his government would decide on the fate of the legal case after the upcoming federal election.
TORONTO—The federal government is giving Ontario $54 million over the next three years to combat illegal gun and gang activity, with the funds earmarked for specialized prosecutors, policing projects and intelligence-gathering efforts in jails.
Federal Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, who made the announcement yesterday, said the funding is aimed at preventing further violence.
TORONTO—Doug Ford says the fate of Ontario's carbon tax court challenge will be decided after the federal election, raising the possibility that his government could end up abandoning the legal action.
When asked Friday what he would do if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals are re-elected on Oct. 21, the premier said he would have to re-assess Ontario's position.
TORONTO—Ontario will go ahead with some of its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year, with Premier Doug Ford telling a gathering of municipal leaders yesterday that the government was making the move after listening to their concerns.
TORONTO—Ontario will establish a needs-based program for autistic children, the government said yesterday, firmly reversing course on a revamp that drew months of backlash from parents earlier this year.
Social Services Minister Todd Smith made the commitment while apologizing for the earlier version of the program, which based funding solely on age and family income.
TORONTO—Ontario's liquor control board says a distribution delay that has left some store shelves bare will be resolved by Civic Holiday weekend, an estimate the head of the union representing its workers calls unrealistic.
TORONTO—Ontario is asking school boards across the province to submit funding requests for their most pressing repair projects as it restarts a key school infrastructure program that has been frozen for more than a year.