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.
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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.
OTTAWA—The Ontario Progressive Conservatives' efforts to leave behind weeks of unprecedented chaos took a hit yesterday as candidates vying to replace ousted leader Patrick Brown painted a picture of a toxic party culture rife with allegations of corruption, bullying, and electoral fraud.
TORONTO—Patrick Brown's quest to lead Ontario's Progressive Conservatives ended yesterday with the Barrie, Ont. politician saying the leadership race had taken a toll on his family and distracted from the party's ultimate goal of defeating the Liberals in the spring election.
TORONTO—The leader of Ontario's New Democrats announced a pre-election swing through the province Friday in an effort to divert attention away from the Progressive Conservatives, who have dominated headlines with a fierce leadership race she likened to a train wreck.
TORONTO—Patrick Brown's denial of sexual misconduct allegations went up another notch yesterday as the former leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives challenged his accusers to go to police and file formal complaints.
TORONTO—Taxpayers would have saved $1.8 billion if the Ontario government had taken on traditional debt to fund infrastructure projects instead of partially privatizing Hydro One to pay for the work, the province's fiscal watchdog said yesterday.