TORONTO - A former Progressive Conservative legislator ousted from the party caucus for voting against a sweeping new law that extends pandemic emergency orders said she opposed the measure because it gives Premier Doug Ford's government too much power.
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TORONTO - Ontario is changing the way it funds long-term care home expansions, Premier Doug Ford announced Wednesday, in a bid to spur construction and make good on a key promise his government has failed to deliver.
TORONTO - Ontario will allow more businesses to reopen, expand access to child care and loosen strict limits on indoor gatherings as it pushes ahead with its pandemic recovery this week, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday as he touted the “cautious” plan to continue the economic restart.
TORONTO — Ontario is set to introduce new legislation to enable the extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the next year.
Solicitor General Sylvia Jones says she will introduce the bill at the provincial legislature today.
TORONTO — Ontarians could face property tax increases and service cuts if upper levels of government don’t provide immediate financial support to municipalities coping with massive pandemic-related costs, leaders of the province’s largest cities and regions said Monday.
TORONTO — Farms that employ migrant workers in Ontario will face expanded inspections starting this week, Premier Doug Ford said Monday as both he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted at further action against farmers not following safety rules.
TORONTO — Hundreds of thousands of front-line workers in Ontario are still waiting to receive a pandemic pay premium they were promised about two months ago.
The provincial government has acknowledged the delay, and says the cash is coming soon.
TORONTO — A proposed law to protect farmers from aggressive protesters will trample freedom of speech, say animal rights activists who are calling on the Ontario government to reverse course on the bill.
The activists told a legislative committee Monday that the bill - dubbed the Security from Trespass and Animal Safety Act - will violate the charter and will spark legal challenges.
Premier Doug Ford pledged Monday to ramp up testing for thousands of migrant workers across Ontario after a number of new farm outbreaks were reported in recent days.
Ford attributed a spike in Ontario’s positive COVID-19 cases to the farms, saying more than 80 migrant workers have tested positive for the virus.
TORONTO — Ontario’s COVID-19 testing levels lagged well below its capacity for a fifth straight day Friday, as at least one local health unit looked to boost its numbers through random testing.