TORONTO—Ontario's chief electoral officer says the province should hold its next election on a weekend or school holiday to provide easier access to polling stations at schools and keep children safe.
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KITCHENER, Ont.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused Ontario's Progressive Conservative government of dragging its feet on vital infrastructure spending and says the indecision endangers work for the summer construction season.
TORONTO—The Ontario driver's licence is getting a facelift that the Progressive Conservative government said will help combat fraud and identity theft.
Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek said yesterday that the licence cards were last updated 12 years ago, more than double the industry standard time to refresh the identification cards.
TORONTO—The head of Legal Aid Ontario says a funding cut from the provincial government means the agency's lawyers will stop accepting most new immigration and refugee clients beginning today.
Legal Aid CEO David Field says in a memo to staff today that the province has told the agency it can only use federal funding to cover new immigration and refugee services this year.
TORONTO—The Ontario government is considering to implement mandatory annual math testing for all teachers in the province.
Senior government sources have told The Canadian Press that teachers would be required to pass the test in order to continue to teach.
TORONTO—Doctors in Ontario are warning that misinformation being spread online is undermining public trust in vaccines.
The Ontario Medical Association, which represents about 31,500 doctors in the province, has launched a public awareness campaign through Twitter, Facebook and traditional media in a bid to combat myths around vaccines.
Customers lined up at Ontario's first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores yesterday, but fewer than half of the province's government-licensed outlets were ready to open.
The Progressive Conservative government had planned to have 25 private stores launch on April 1, but some were still working through a lengthy approval process.
TORONTO—The CEO of Ontario Power Generation was the highest-paid public-sector employee in the province last year, topping a growing list of those earning $100,000 or more.
The so-called “Sunshine List” released yesterday, which now includes more than 151,000 people, shows Jeff Lyash made more than $1.7 million in 2018.
TORONTO—A former high-ranking OPP officer is suing Doug Ford for defamation, alleging the premier smeared his reputation for political gain.
Former deputy commissioner Brad Blair filed the $5-million lawsuit over comments made by the premier that he had violated the Police Services Act.
TORONTO—Ontario will not have all of its 25 cannabis retail shops open next week as the government had intended, as several store licence holders still are wading through a lengthy approvals process.
While stores that fail to open on Monday could face escalating penalties for delays, the government said it would not rush the vetting process.