TORONTO—The Ontario government will not move forward with a proposed policy that called for gender identity references to be removed from the sexual-education curriculum, Premier Doug Ford said yesterday after the issue surfaced at a weekend gathering of his Progressive Conservative party.
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TORONTO—Days after his government delivered its first major fiscal update, Premier Doug Ford said his government “may” balance the province's budget in the final year of its mandate.
Ford made the comments during a “fireside chat” with Toronto Sun editor-in-chief Adrienne Batra at the Ontario Progressive Conservative policy convention in Toronto on Saturday.
TORONTO—Prominent social conservatives within Ontario's Progressive Conservative party say their voices are being ignored at this weekend's policy convention, once again exposing cracks in a coalition that helped propel the party to a massive election win earlier this year.
ASTRA, Ont.—A senior Ontario cabinet minister was forced to step down last week after facing an allegation of sexual misconduct, Premier Doug Ford said yesterday, breaking his government's days-long silence on the controversial matter.
TORONTO—The family of an Ontario First Nation chief who was a vocal advocate for a community plagued by a mercury-contaminated river on Friday called for an inquest into his death, saying it was needed to shed light on the illness he grappled with for years.
TORONTO—The premier of Ontario received death threats and his labour minister had her constituency office vandalized hours after a sweeping labour reform bill was introduced in the legislature, the Progressive Conservative government said yesterday.
Government House leader Todd Smith said the incidents were an attempt to bully and intimidate the government and would not be tolerated.
TORONTO—Ontario passed its cannabis legislation yesterday, firmly establishing the right to smoke marijuana in public in the province hours after recreational use of drug became legal across Canada.
TORONTO—Two Ontario legislators from different parties introduced separate bills yesterday aimed at stopping auto insurance companies from charging drivers higher premiums based on where they live, saying it was time for the practice to end.
TORONTO—An interim sexual-education curriculum introduced by Ontario's Progressive Conservative government discriminates against some students and puts them at greater risk of sexual violence, the province's human rights commission said Tuesday as it joined a legal challenge of the document.
TORONTO—Ontario soon will allow turban-wearing Sikhs to ride motorcycles without helmets, joining three other provinces in providing the exemption.
The Progressive Conservative government said yesterday that the exemption, which goes into effect Oct. 18, will recognize Sikh motorcycle riders' civil rights and religious expression.