TORONTO—Public health units across Ontario are raising concerns about a sweeping amalgamation of their services planned by the province, saying the changes could affect the delivery of programs and lead to layoffs.
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TORONTO—Canada's largest school board says it may have to eliminate jobs, some programs and end some student busing to address a multimillion-dollar funding gap created by provincial cuts.
The Toronto District School Board's education director laid out the proposals which could help eliminate a $67-million budget shortfall ‚Äî $42 million caused by a cut from the Ontario government.
TORONTO—The Ontario government has eliminated funding to an organization that researches problem gambling, ordering it to wind down operations by the summer.
Gambling Research Exchange Ontario was told last month that its entire $2.5 million annual budget had been cut by the province.
It will have to cease operations by mid-July and 14 staff members will lose their jobs.
TORONTO—Tensions between Ontario's premier and Toronto's mayor escalated yesterday as the two sparred over the province's recent cuts to public health services and child care funding.
TORONTO—Ontario's chief electoral officer says the province should hold its next election on a weekend or school holiday to provide easier access to polling stations at schools and keep children safe.
KITCHENER, Ont.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused Ontario's Progressive Conservative government of dragging its feet on vital infrastructure spending and says the indecision endangers work for the summer construction season.
TORONTO—The Ontario driver's licence is getting a facelift that the Progressive Conservative government said will help combat fraud and identity theft.
Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek said yesterday that the licence cards were last updated 12 years ago, more than double the industry standard time to refresh the identification cards.
TORONTO—The head of Legal Aid Ontario says a funding cut from the provincial government means the agency's lawyers will stop accepting most new immigration and refugee clients beginning today.
Legal Aid CEO David Field says in a memo to staff today that the province has told the agency it can only use federal funding to cover new immigration and refugee services this year.
TORONTO—The Ontario government is considering to implement mandatory annual math testing for all teachers in the province.
Senior government sources have told The Canadian Press that teachers would be required to pass the test in order to continue to teach.
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.