ASTRA, Ont.—A senior Ontario cabinet minister was forced to step down last week after facing an allegation of sexual misconduct, Premier Doug Ford said yesterday, breaking his government's days-long silence on the controversial matter.
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TORONTO—The family of an Ontario First Nation chief who was a vocal advocate for a community plagued by a mercury-contaminated river on Friday called for an inquest into his death, saying it was needed to shed light on the illness he grappled with for years.
TORONTO—The premier of Ontario received death threats and his labour minister had her constituency office vandalized hours after a sweeping labour reform bill was introduced in the legislature, the Progressive Conservative government said yesterday.
Government House leader Todd Smith said the incidents were an attempt to bully and intimidate the government and would not be tolerated.
TORONTO—Ontario passed its cannabis legislation yesterday, firmly establishing the right to smoke marijuana in public in the province hours after recreational use of drug became legal across Canada.
TORONTO—Two Ontario legislators from different parties introduced separate bills yesterday aimed at stopping auto insurance companies from charging drivers higher premiums based on where they live, saying it was time for the practice to end.
TORONTO—An interim sexual-education curriculum introduced by Ontario's Progressive Conservative government discriminates against some students and puts them at greater risk of sexual violence, the province's human rights commission said Tuesday as it joined a legal challenge of the document.
TORONTO—Ontario soon will allow turban-wearing Sikhs to ride motorcycles without helmets, joining three other provinces in providing the exemption.
The Progressive Conservative government said yesterday that the exemption, which goes into effect Oct. 18, will recognize Sikh motorcycle riders' civil rights and religious expression.
TORONTO—Ontario is launching a public awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of using recreational cannabis and promote social responsibility ahead of the legalization of marijuana next week.
Attorney General Caroline Mulroney said the ads will emphasize the province's rules around the sale and consumption of pot, as well as measures to protect children and the community.
TORONTO—Allowing the display and advertising of vaping products in thousands of convenience stores across Ontario will lead to increased nicotine addiction among teenagers, a coalition of health groups warned the provincial government on Tuesday.
TORONTO—Ontario will spend $90 million this year to fund hundreds of hospital beds ahead of flu season, a measure the province's health minister said will help address the issue of so-called hallway medicine.
Christine Elliott said the funding will help Ontario's hospital system deal with overcrowding that has resulted in patients being treated in unsuitable spaces.