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In the last Ontario election, when Wynne was up against Tim Hudak as PC leader, she didn't have to attack him, Powers recalled. "The Tories the last time were their own worst enemy," he said. Hudak's promise to cut 100,000 public-sector jobs, for example, didn't go over well, and the Liberals held on to ...
A popular immigration program that allows provinces to hand-pick immigrants to meet local labour market needs has successfully attracted newcomers to places other than Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec, but retaining them is still a challenge, especially for the Atlantic Provinces. A federal review of ...

Ontario will provide students with greater access to high-quality postsecondary education with a new postsecondary site in the growing Region of Peel. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Harinder Malhi, Minister of the Status of Women, announced today a new ...
Ontario is making it easier for firefighters to get the help and care they need by extending the presumption for entitlement to benefits to cervical, ovarian and penile cancers. By adding the three cancers to the list of cancers presumed to be related to their work, firefighters and fire investigators will have ...
The Ontario Liberals will pay $39 million to various education groups, from principals and vice-principals to other non-unionized staff, settling the agreements in advance of the June 7 provincial election. The announcement comes weeks after the government agreed to quietly pay as much as $31 million to ...
A small earthquake rattled parts of Ontario and southeast Michigan on Thursday night and sent startled residents outside and online looking for answers. A magnitude 3.6 quake -- the largest in Michigan since 1947 -- originated near Amherstburg, Ontario, according to the United States Geological Survey, ...

Current Toronto City Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti meets supporters - among them - long time conservative organizer Ron Chatha, at the Brampton Sports Cafe in Brampton, Ont. on Saturday March 24, 2018. Mammoliti kicked off his campaign seeking the Ontario PC nomination for the riding of Brampton ...
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 1:17 PM - We're into the first official weekend of spring, and after a long and, at times, bitterly cold winter, a lot of Ontarians are likely chomping at the bit to hang up their snow shovels and break out their gardening gear. As eager as we may be to say farewell to winter, it will still take some time for ...
TORONTO -- A ticket sold in Ontario claimed Friday night's $15.5 million Lotto Max jackpot. The exact location of where the ticket was purchased has yet to be revealed. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Mar. 30 will be approximately $10 million.
Ontario is committing to a long-term funding agreement with the horse racing sector, supporting jobs in rural Ontario and strengthening local economies across the province. The new agreement will provide up to $105 million a year, for 19 years, for the horse racing sector, starting April 1, 2019, plus ...
They have also, she says, improperly kept the $39.4 billion required to fund Wynne's Fair Hydro Plan — temporarily reducing electricity rates by 25% before sending them skyrocketing — off the province's books, by transferring the debt to Ontario Power Generation, meaning electricity consumers will have ...
It is alleged the woman failed to declare changes in her living arrangements to the Ontario Works Resource Centre between July, 2014 and September, 2016 which resulted in an overpayment of $11,101.00. On March 22nd, 2018 the woman attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. She was ...
2016 Flat Rock Cellars Riesling, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario (Vintages 43281 $17.95 in stores and online; also avail. at select grocery stores and at the winery). Love the great concentration and detail of this bottle. The wine erupts with mouthcoating flavours of dried apricot and chin-drip peach shot ...
Blood samples taken from Ontario newborns and analyzed at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario are helping improve the health of tiny babies in developing countries around the world. A research program, funded with a $1-million grant from the Gates Foundation, will help identify the gestational age ...
Ontario's Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa, who has also been the MPP for Mississauga South since 2007, is usually pretty smart about the words he uses. ... LISTEN: Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Sousa refers to healthcare professionals as “eye candy” during funding announcement today.
Ontario municipalities in general, and the City of Toronto in particular, have much to be concerned about. The province's municipalities face a $60-billion infrastructure investment gap that includes everything from drinking water to pumping stations, sewers, roads and bridges. Whereas municipalities were ...
He said a net-zero home is a way for someone concerned about their carbon footprint to take the "next step," and Ontario is moving toward building more homes like this. Terra View Homes president Dave Brix told HuffPost Canada that the net-zero homes are generally more expensive, and cost about ...

The only woman in the top 10 was Jill Pepall, executive vice-president and chief executive officer of Ontario Public Service Pension Board, who earned $721,224.22 last year. Two hospital executives are also in the top 10: Michael Apkon, president and CEO of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, who was ...
Todd and Lillian Hrabchak finally arrived in Toronto on Wednesday after Todd was stuck in a Florida hospital for a week due to a lack of beds back home, according to his insurance company. (Submitted). An elderly Toronto man who was stuck in a Florida hospital because his insurance company said ...
Updated numbers show a spike in opioid-related deaths in Ontario for much of last year compared to 2016, prompting the province to make Narcan nasal spray available — free of charge — in pharmacies by the end of the month. The province said there were 1,053 opioid-related deaths from January to ...
Employment in Ontario increased by 15,700 jobs in February and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5 per cent. According to the recently released 2017-18 Third Quarter Finances, the government is projecting to deliver on its commitment to balance the budget this year while making ...
Seven weeks before Londoner Stuart Cline died in an Ontario hospital after being stranded in Mexico awaiting a hospital bed here, a Toronto-area man suffered a similar fate, his family says. Bryan Sockett, 72, suffered with pneumonia for two weeks in the Dominican Republic while waiting for an Ontario ...
Lawyers are in a Toronto courtroom arguing over whether the deadline for voting in the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race should be extended as members complain about problems casting their online ballots. The deadline for voting was noon ET today. That deadline has come and gone ...
TORONTO — A busy month of testing continues on Friday in Toronto as 41 prospects take the field at the Ontario Regional Combine. Draft-eligible prospects will participate in four combines across the country this month to prove their worth in hopes of eventually getting drafted in the 2018 CFL Draft.
TORONTO - The Ontario government has passed a bill overhauling policing regulations in the province, saying it will strengthen oversight of law enforcement and redefine officers' duties. Bill 175, dubbed the Safer Ontario Act, passed in the legislature Thursday and offers the first updates to the Police ...
Do you remember the song by Tennessee Ernie Ford, I Owe My Soul to the Company Store? Well, that is what it has come to in Ontario. According to the Fraser Institute, every man, woman, child, infant and newborn owes $21,500. That is astounding! Ontario has the highest subsovereign debt in the world, twice California's ...
An infestation of the tiny tent caterpillar may reduce the amount of maple syrup harvested in Ontario this year, producers say. Terry Gervais, the owner of Trillium Ridge Sugarworks in Shannonville, Ont., says his maple syrup production might lag last year's output by as much as 30 per cent, and it's all ...
Veterinarians in central Ontario are raising alarms about a confirmed outbreak of canine influenza. “By this point, we have over 25 confirmed positive,” Dr. Scott Weese, a University of Guelph veterinarian who specializes in infectious animal diseases, told CTV Barrie. “So these are sick dogs that have been ...
It's not just a future premier that Ontario's Tories are choosing in this week's leadership vote. The Progressive Conservatives are trying to rewrite history, reverse policies, and recast themselves as a party reconnected to their own grassroots — while uprooting themselves from the province's political soil.
To help fight climate change, Ontario is encouraging businesses, utilities, non-profit organizations, registered charities, conservation authorities and Indigenous organizations to develop new and innovative solutions for reducing greenhouse gas pollution. Chris Ballard, Minister of the Environment and ...
Ontario plans to introduce legislation Tuesday that aims to close the wage gap between women and men in the province. If passed, the "pay transparency" bill would require all publicly advertised job postings to include a salary rate or range, bar employers from asking about past compensation and prohibit ...
The number of help-wanted ads for vets has tripled in the last two years, said Dr. Jeff Wichtel, dean of the Ontario Veterinary College. There are usually about 140 openings for vets across the province. The college graduates 120 new vets a year, a number that hasn't changed in 15 years. Shortages used to ...
THAMESVILLE, ONTARIO, Canada -- A community in southwestern Ontario has declared a state of emergency due to the imminent threat of flooding along the Thames River. Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope requested a voluntary evacuation of the community of Thamesville, Ont., about 95 kilometres ...
TORONTO -- The leader of Ontario's New Democrats announced a pre-election swing through the province Friday in an effort to divert attention away from the Progressive Conservatives, who have dominated headlines with a fierce leadership race she likened to a train wreck. Andrea Horwath, who has led ...
Police say they're investigating the suspicious deaths of four people in central Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say they received a 911 call on Friday evening from someone who discovered the bodies of four adults in a home in Ryerson Township, Ont., about 300 kilometres north of Toronto. OPP Sgt.
Originally planned to be reopened later, the timetable was moved up when the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT), owners of the site, received a $115,000 grant from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (Fed Dev) as part of its Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
The public will have the opportunity to learn about the state of Lake Ontario fisheries at public meetings held in Niagara, Monroe, and Oswego counties in March. Lake Ontario and its embayments and tributaries support thriving populations of fish, including a variety of trout, salmon, bass, walleye, yellow ...
Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown sent a notice of libel to Bell Media, the parent company of CTV News, late Friday night, CBC News has learned. Brown resigned his leadership post abruptly on Jan. 24 hours after a CTV News report emerged in which he was accused of sexual misconduct by two ...
Child-care and housekeeping services in Ontario, for example, increased 9.9 per cent in January compared with the same month the previous year, according to Statistics Canada, while Canada-wide that service increased 5.8 per cent. The agency said that coincided with the legislated minimum wage ...
Politics in Ontario, as CityLab's Richard Florida recently pointed out, has become something of a liberal lovefest, especially on issues of equity and inclusion. Long before Canada elected its feminist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the province of Ontario elected Premier Kathleen Wynne—the first woman ...
Every day, musicians write, record and release new music in Ontario — so each week, we're bringing you some of our favourites. Music columnist Adam Carter is on CBC Radio One's In the Key of C and Big City Small World on Saturdays, with your guide to what's new and exciting in Ontario music.
Andy Briere, Orkin's manager for Northern Ontario, told CBC's Up North it takes just a little effort to protect homes and businesses from pesky rodents, and offered a few tips to keep homes rat-free. Briere says the best way to keep rodents out of the house it to plug up any holes outside the structure in the fall.
Over the past decade, as the province's cities grew increasingly diverse, the Ministry of the Attorney General has fielded many complaints and concerns about the Ontario jury system. In 2013, Former Supreme Court judge Frank Iacobucci, who authored a report on the lack of Indigenous representation on ...
The race to find a new leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party was thrown into further chaos after former leader Patrick Brown filed papers to join the leadership race. The move came on the same day that interim leader Vic Fideli announced Brown would no longer be welcome in caucus.
Five years after a former Supreme Court of Canada justice recommended sweeping changes to improve Indigenous representation on Ontario's juries, his ideas are still being studied. The Ontario government commissioned former justice Frank Iacobucci in 2011 to look into why Indigenous people aren't ...
Those summoned and selected for jury duty in Ontario receive no compensation for the first 10 days of service. From days 11 to 49, jurors are paid $40 each day rising to $100 a day from the 50th day onwards. Jurors are not compensated for parking, meals, transit or child care. And while companies are ...
(Reuters) - The former leader of Ontario's official opposition party, who resigned last month after accusations of sexual misconduct, said on Friday that he ... Whoever leads the Progressive Conservatives will spearhead their efforts to defeat Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her left-leaning Liberal party ...
Ontario is helping students to understand Canada's diverse history and people with the development of new resources on Sikh history and heritage. Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Education, joined by Harinder Malhi, MPP for Brampton-Springdale and Minister of the Status of Women, was at Sandalwood ...
Tesla's Model X is arguably the best performing SUV you can buy, so it's fitting that Canada's Ontario Provincial Police would select it for a cruiser demonstration vehicle, revealed at this week's Toronto international car show. The Tesla Model X, a P90D model, features full OPP badging and black and white ...
The OMAFRA/U of G partnership has helped position Ontario and Guelph as the epicentre of agricultural research and innovation in Canada.” The new deal was announced Tuesday by university officials and Jeff Leal, Ontario's minister of agriculture, at an event at the university's agriculture laboratories.


 

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