TORONTO—A basic income pilot project aimed at reducing poverty in Ontario is failing and many of the participants have dropped out, the province's Progressive Conservative government said yesterday as it defended its controversial decision to wind down the program.
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TORONTO—A controversial decision by the Ontario government to scrap the sex-education curriculum before a new one is in place has left school boards in limbo with just weeks to go before students return to classes.
TORONTO—People across Ontario will be consulted before a new sex-education curriculum is drafted, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday in an attempt to quell concerns over his government's controversial decision to scrap the updated lesson plan.
TORONTO—The federal environment minister yesterday expressed disappointment that Ontario did not seem to have a plan to fight climate change, a conclusion she said she reached after her first meeting with her provincial counterpart.
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.
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.