TORONTO—Some Ontario school boards have written to the education minister with concerns that planned increases to class sizes will mean they can offer fewer elective courses, such as in the arts and skilled trades.
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OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got a first-hand glimpse of the fallout from the SNC-Lavalin affair when he addressed young women staging a mock Parliament in the House of Commons yesterday: about four dozen of them turned their backs on him while he tried to explain why he had booted Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott out of the Liberal caucus the day before.
TORONTO—Doctors in Ontario are warning that misinformation being spread online is undermining public trust in vaccines.
The Ontario Medical Association, which represents about 31,500 doctors in the province, has launched a public awareness campaign through Twitter, Facebook and traditional media in a bid to combat myths around vaccines.
TORONTO—Ontario is launching consultations as it looks for ways to provide more supports for children with autism, following backlash over its original program.
Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod said an advisory panel made up of parents, autistic adults and experts will review the consultation results and provide recommendations.
TORONTO—Ontario's financial watchdog says a planned minimum wage increase scrapped by the Tory government would have benefited workers more than a tax credit brought in to replace it.
Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman said in a report today that the tax credit will benefit only 38 percent of minimum wage workers since many already pay no provincial tax.
NIPAWIN, Sask.—Kelsey Fiddler says every time she looks at her smiling baby's face she feels stronger. It's a gift, she said, from the Humboldt Broncos defenceman she named her daughter after.
Customers lined up at Ontario's first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores yesterday, but fewer than half of the province's government-licensed outlets were ready to open.
The Progressive Conservative government had planned to have 25 private stores launch on April 1, but some were still working through a lengthy approval process.
In a radical new strategy to tackle the bullying problems seen in many schools these days, the province is considering implementing a revamped physical education curriculum which includes mixed martial arts—more commonly known as MMA.
CALGARY — A First Nations consortium planning to offer $6.8 billion for majority ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline and its expansion is welcoming federal government principles for Indigenous buyers announced Monday.
CALGARY—The owner of the transport truck involved in the deadly Humboldt Broncos' bus crash has admitted he did not follow provincial and federal safety rules in the months leading up to the collision.
Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol Trucking was not in court yesterday when his lawyer pleaded guilty on his behalf to five charges.