TORONTO—Ontario's legislature plunged into chaos yesterday as protesters and most of the Opposition were ejected for disrupting the government's efforts to revive a bill slashing Toronto's city council nearly in half just days after a judge found the legislation unconstitutional.
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TORONTO—Canada's health minister is offering to share the federal government's research on overdose prevention and supervised consumption sites with Ontario as the province weighs whether to allow such facilities to continue operating.
Toronto city council voted yesterday to mount a legal challenge against Ontario's decision to slash the size of the city's council.
The legislation, known as Bill 5, was passed last week and aligns Toronto's ward map with federal ridings, cutting the number of city councillors from 47 to 25 ahead of a fall municipal election.
TORONTO—The Ontario government says it will offer “non-financial incentives” to brewers who sell their beer for $1 once the province's buck-a-beer plan is in place later this month.
Premier Doug Ford said participating businesses will be offered prime spots in Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores, or advertising in flyers or inserts, among other possible rewards.
TORONTO—Doug Ford is bringing the same kind of chaos that defined his tenure at Toronto city hall to the Ontario legislature, the province's opposition parties suggested Tuesday as flaring tensions derailed debate over a controversial government proposal.
TORONTO—As anti-poverty advocates denounced the Ontario government's decision to scrap a basic income pilot project, the province defended the move yesterday by suggesting the program discouraged participants from finding work.
TORONTO—The Ontario government says part of the $1.9 billion it has earmarked for mental health over the next decade will go to police to help first responders deal with mental health issues and to offer de-escalation training.
TORONTO—Although he officially takes up the premier's mantle tomorrow, Doug Ford already has set the wheels in motion for several of his plans for Ontario.
And one expert predicts the Progressive Conservative leader will move quickly on his agenda once he seizes the reins of the province.
TORONTO—Ontario's incoming premier said Tuesday that teachers and nurses are exempt from the public service hiring freeze he has ordered as part of his efforts to curb government spending.
TORONTO—Ontario's incoming premier has put the public service under a hiring freeze as part of a series of measures meant to limit spending as he re-examines the province's books.
A spokesman for Doug Ford said the Progressive Conservative leader also has directed government ministries to cancel “subscription-based services” and to restrict out-of-province travel.