TORONTO—Ontario will move more government services online, redesign the way it makes bulk purchases, and sell off office space and land as part of its efforts to rein in a multibillion-dollar deficit, the province's treasury board president said yesterday.
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OTTAWA—The Liberal government expects to get $500 million a year out of the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline and is promising to spend it all on cleaner sources of energy and projects that pull carbon out of the atmosphere.
TORONTO—The Ontario Energy Board says hydro rates for households and small businesses will be going up starting next week.
The agency says rates are scheduled to increased by about $1.99—or 1.8 percent—for a typical residential customer who uses 700 kilowatt hours per month.
OTTAWA—Monday's federal election by the numbers, according to Elections Canada:
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he's ready to work with the newly re-elected Liberal government in Ottawa.
Ford issued a statement this morning congratulating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his victory and applauding all federal leaders for a “hard fought campaign.”
EDMONTON—Alberta and Saskatchewan were painted a solid Conservative blue yesterday, but leaders must now wrap their heads around getting resources to market with a Liberal minority government in Ottawa that will need the help of other parties to remain in power.
By Jessica Wallace
and Michael Potestio,
Kamloops This Week
THE CANADIAN PRESS
KAMLOOPS, B.C.—Human remains discovered during the reconstruction of a street in Kamloops, B.C., were those of a mother in her 50s and date back more than 500 years.
EDMONTON—An Edmonton man says he defaced a mural of teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg because he wanted to take a stand peacefully.
James Bagnall says he wrote “stop the lies" and "this is oil country” on the portrait of the 16-year-old girl against a bright-blue background.
OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau has emerged from a bruising 40-day election campaign with his image tarnished and his grip on power weakened, needing the support of at least one party to maintain a minority Liberal government in a country bitterly divided.
MONTREAL—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showed up at a Metro station in his Montreal riding of Papineau today to thank his constituents after the Liberals secured a minority-government victory.