You are here

National

Bill tabled to prevent OPG strike

TORONTO—The Ontario government introduced legislation yesterday that would prevent a strike or lockout at one of the province's major power utilities—a move its said was necessary to avoid power outages over the holidays.

Labour minister Laurie Scott said that if passed, the bill would send the dispute between the Power Workers' Union and Ontario Power Generation to arbitration.

Province slashes funding for student programs

TORONTO—The Ontario government is slashing millions of dollars in funding for programs that are aimed at providing students with extra skills and support, leaving school boards to figure out how students will be affected.

A spokeswoman for Education minister Lisa Thompson said $25 million was slashed from the budget after the government reviewed the “Education Programs—Other” fund.

New appointments fill every Senate seat

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed four new senators including a failed Liberal candidate, filling every seat in the upper chamber.

The Senate has a full complement of 105 senators—the first time there hasn't been a vacancy in about eight years.

Trudeau has appointed 49 senators since becoming prime minister and will have the chance to appoint more in 2019.