TORONTO — The union representing Ontario's public high school teachers said Friday it will hold another one-day walkout this week, the latest in a series of targeted job actions aimed at ramping up pressure on the province during stalled contract talks.
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TORONTO—School principals in Ontario asked the provincial government yesterday to halt some standardized testing and elementary school report cards as teachers' unions wage an ongoing work-to-rule campaign.
TORONTO—A light-rail project in Hamilton was cancelled yesterday after the provincial government said the project would cost more than five times its original price tag, in a decision critics called a “betrayal” of the city.
TORONTO—The number of opioid-related deaths and emergency department visits continued to rise in Ontario in the first three months of this year, the latest government data shows.
Public Health Ontario said 435 people died from opioid overdoses between January and March—a 40 percent increase from the same period in 2018 when 307 deaths were reported.
TORONTO—Kathleen Wynne may no longer be the premier of Ontario, but she said she hopes her lasting presence in the halls of the legislature will inspire more young women to enter politics.
Wynne's comments came as her official portrait was unveiled yesterday evening in a ceremony at the building where she led a Liberal government for more than five years.
TORONTO—Ontario's auditor general should look into the cancellation of hundreds of renewable energy contracts by the Doug Ford government so the public knows how much that decision will end up costing taxpayers, the leader of the Opposition said yesterday.
TORONTO—A program aimed at measuring homelessness in Ontario has been put on hold by Premier Doug Ford's government, raising concerns that lack of access to data could prevent some municipalities from addressing the problem.
The enumeration was launched by the former Liberal government in 2018 as part of a broader strategy to eliminate chronic homelessness in Ontario by 2025.
TORONTO—The Ontario government's plan to add 15,000 new beds to the long-term care system won't be enough to stop wait lists from growing, the province's fiscal watchdog said yesterday.
A new report from Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman said wait lists are projected to peak at 40,200 people next year, dropping to about 37,000 once the new beds come online in 2023-2024.
TORONTO—Anti-carbon tax stickers will stay up on gas pumps as “a matter of transparency” while Ontario continues its court fight against the federal levy, the province's energy minister said yesterday.
TORONTO—Ontario has reached a tentative agreement with the province's pharmacists that will see them take millions of dollars less in payments over the next half decade.
The deal, outlined in a Ministry of Health letter obtained by The Canadian Press, shows the province will save $436 million under the new reimbursement model.