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New beds won't help long-term care waits: FAO

TORONTO—The Ontario government's plan to add 15,000 new beds to the long-term care system won't be enough to stop wait lists from growing, the province's fiscal watchdog said yesterday.

A new report from Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman said wait lists are projected to peak at 40,200 people next year, dropping to about 37,000 once the new beds come online in 2023-2024.

Campus papers lose money due to tuition changes

TORONTO—Recent government-mandated changes to tuition fees in Ontario have resulted in some campus newspapers losing a significant portion of their funding.

The “Student Choice Initiative"—announced by the Progressive Conservative government in January—allows post-secondary students to opt out of services deemed "non-essential,” including campus newspapers and unions.