TORONTO—Ontario's education minister is defending the $140,000 salary for a failed Tory candidate to lead a standardized testing organization—a job that was previously a part-time appointment.
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OTTAWA—A convoy of angry Albertans and other westerners rolls into Ottawa today for a mass protest against federal energy and environmental policies that has also become a magnet for extremist, anti-immigrant elements.
EDMONTON—A closer look at some unimaginably ancient fossils suggests complex life may have evolved much earlier and more quickly than scientists previously thought.
TORONTO—A 19-year-old woman who allegedly tossed a chair off the balcony of a downtown Toronto highrise turned herself in to police yesterday to face multiple charges after video of the incident circulated widely online.
Police had launched a public appeal for help identifying the woman after the clip sparked outrage earlier this week.
OTTAWA—A shortage of sailors is making it hard for the Royal Canadian Navy to operate its ships and work on replacing them at the same time, according to a senior naval officer.
TORONTO—A new study suggests Ontario residents living in rural communities are at a higher risk of having a stroke than their counterparts in urban centres.
The study, published today in the journal “Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes,” examined data from 6 million Ontario residents gathered between 2008 and 2012.
TORONTO—Ontario is considering having large industrial companies pay for pollution if they exceed emissions standards that will be established in the province—a system critics say is the same as the federal carbon tax the government has railed against for months.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a backlash within and outside his own party after Jody Wilson-Raybould's sudden resignation from his cabinet.
The veterans affairs minister quit this week amid reports she felt pressured to head off a criminal prosecution of Quebec engineering firm SNC-Lavalin when she held the justice portfolio.
OTTAWA—Liberals faced accusations of a coverup yesterday after they agreed to hold limited committee hearings into an allegation that former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured improperly to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.
Their short list of three proposed witnesses does not include Wilson-Raybould, who resigned from cabinet Tuesday.
TORONTO—Higher sales and corporate income tax revenues have pushed Ontario's deficit down $1 billion, the Progressive Conservative government said yesterday as it released its third-quarter finances.
That means the deficit for 2018-19, according to the Tories, is projected to be $13.5 billion.