HAMILTON—NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is promising that if her party wins Ontario's next election, the province will commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions at standards in line with international targets.
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TORONTO—Nearly 400 Ontarians died from opioid overdoses last summer, according to new provincial data.
Public Health Ontario has released updated statistics that indicate 388 people died from opioid-related causes from July to September 2018, down from 414 deaths during the same period in 2017.
TORONTO—Beer “insiders” are fuelling online mockery of a social media blitz promoting the government's bid to expand alcohol availability to corner stores, Ontario's finance minister said yesterday.
Vic Fedeli said the brewers who own The Beer Store are fighting to hang onto a near monopoly afforded them under a 10-year agreement with the previous Liberal government.
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.
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.