TORONTO—The bad blood between the Ontario government and auditor general bubbled to the surface once again yesterday, with the Liberal energy minister downplaying a dispute between the auditor and the Crown corporation that manages the province's electricity market.
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TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government is promising to spend more than $300 million over three years to improve supports for children with special needs and hire more teachers, a pledge that comes just months ahead of the spring election.
TORONTO—For the third-straight day, Ontario's Liberal government, which is facing an election in about two months, pledged to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on health care—promising Thursday to tackle overcrowding and long waits in the province's hospitals.
TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne said yesterday her government will spend $2.1 billion over the next four years to rebuild Ontario's mental health system—the latest in a string of funding announcements the opposition parties are calling an attempt by the Liberals to bolster their re-election chances.
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, whose Liberals face an uphill battle in the spring provincial election after 15 years in office, countered her opponents' election promise of change with one of her own yesterday, saying only her party can deliver “big change.”
TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government, which is trailing in the polls ahead of a spring election, delivered a throne speech outlining its priorities today as the opposition accuses it of trying to hit the reset button before the June vote.
TORONTO—A growing and aging population is adding pressure to Ontario's health-care system and spending isn't keeping up—a situation that could result in compromised quality of care if left unaddressed, the province's fiscal watchdog warned yesterday.
TORONTO—Ontario's newly-elected Opposition leader is vowing to spend much of the next three months on the road campaigning for a spring election, saying his party is focused on forming government so it can find efficiencies and shape up the province's finances.
TORONTO—Ontario has passed concussion safety legislation designed to protect amateur athletes and educate coaches about the dangers of head injuries, calling the law the first of its kind in the country.
The bill—named Rowan's Law in memory of 17-year-old Rowan Stringer who died from rugby injuries—passed with rare all-party support on Tuesday.
TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government is breaking its promise to maintain a balanced budget this year, saying its upcoming fiscal plan will run a deficit in order to fund programs for seniors, women, and students ahead of a spring election.
Finance minister Charles Sousa said yesterday that the budget will be delivered on March 28.