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Student leaders ask Ontario to intervene in college faculty strike

The student leaders have requested a meeting with Wynne, Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews, faculty union and college representatives on Oct. 26. About 500,000 full-time...

Ontario Liberals agree to fast-track bill creating safe zones around ...

The Ontario Liberals have made "a tentative agreement" to fast-track their own legislation to create harassment-free bubble zones around abortion clinics, one ...Ontario's 'social justice' premier?Toronto...

Ontario Treasury Board President and Guelph MPP Liz Sandals not seeking re-election

Guelph MPP and Treasury Board President Liz Sandals has announced she will not run in the 2018 provincial election. Sandals made the announcement Friday in...

Ontario forms opioid emergency task force to address ongoing crisis

Hoskins and Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the city's pop-up safe injection site at Moss Park Tuesday evening. They arrived around 8:30 p.m. and stayed for...

Ontario announces $85M to clean up mercury near Grassy Narrows, Wabaseemoong First Nations

Ontario will spend $85 million to clean up industrial mercury contamination that is poisoning the people at Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations in northwestern...

Ontario pitches new rules to crack down on ticket scalping and bots

The new legislation would target resellers who used technological and other means to buy the majority of tickets, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi told reporters outside...

Ontario government responds to Wapekeka First Nation emergency ...

Ontario's Minister of Indigenous Relations says the province is working with the federal government as well as local and Indigenous leaders in response to a ...and...

MP hopes reconciliation summit will foster discussion, relationships

Rusnak said he's also spoken with MPPs Michael Gravelle and Bill Mauro, and his fellow MP Patty Hajdu, as well as Thunder Bay police and...

New autism program coming to Ontario; practitioners to be regulated

Minister Michael Coteau is also set to announce that applied behavioural analysis practitioners will be regulated, The Canadian Press has learned. That will help ensure...

Madeleine Meilleur takes herself out of the running for languages commissioner job

Former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister Madeleine Meilleur has faced a barrage of criticism from opposition MPs for her ties to the Liberal Party and for...

Ontario election 1 year away

CBC.ca - 5 things that will matter for HamiltonCBC.caWill Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Glanbrook, run again? Who will win the new riding of Flamborough-Glanbrook? And...

'I've always been fully impartial': Madeleine Meilleur says she'll put languages post ahead of party politics

Madeleine Meilleur faced her critics in the Senate Monday evening, defending her integrity and vowing to put the position of language commissioner ahead of her...

Tomato farmers sue Thomas Canning for $2.85M

Nine tomato growers from Essex and Kent counties have filed a $2.85-million lawsuit against Thomas Canning for "breach of contract." Each of the nine farmers...

Advance polls open in provincial Ottawa-Vanier byelection with 11 candidates

Meilleur had held the provincial riding of Ottawa-Vanier since 2003 before stepping down, and it has been a Liberal stronghold for the provincial party since...

86 Ontario doctors investigated for large opioid prescriptions

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caMore than 80 doctors in Ontario are under investigation after a new Ministry of Health database revealed they've prescribed unusually large amounts of...

Ontario's attorney general, Yasir Naqvi, vows action on jurors with ...

Ontario's Attorney General Yasir Naqvi is looking to improve support for jurors traumatized by grisly evidence in trials, after CBC Toronto told the story of...

Ontario water isn't being priced fairly, says Environment Minister Glen Murray

Environment Minister Glen Murray says Ontario water isn't being priced fairly and urges the public to 'help us write the new rules' as the province...

Nathalie Des Rosiers nominated for provincial Liberals for upcoming Ottawa-Vanier byelection

Nathalie Des Rosiers is taking the Liberal Party torch from Madeleine Meilleur as nominee for the upcoming Ottawa-Vanier provincial byelection. The University of Ottawa law...

Rideau Canal footbridge gets federal funding in transit agreement ...

Transit funding from the federal government will help pay for a new footbridge over the Rideau Canal that connects Fifth Avenue with Clegg Street, it...

Ring of Fire road study produces inconclusive results about transportation in Ontario's remote north

Ontario Mining Minister Michael Gravelle said those discussions are ongoing and there is no timeline for coming to definitive answers. The study was led by...

Wellington rural internet service gets funding boost

"Rural communities in southwestern Ontario have limited access to high speed internet, so I am pleased that Ontario is partnering with Canada and SWIFT to...

Ontario pledges $4.5M for Thunder Bay bio-refinery pilot plant

"This investment will help Ontario's forestry sector grow and help to create jobs in Thunder Bay, said Michael Gravelle, the Minister of Northern Development and...

Aging Ottawa hospitals get $12.3M infrastructure boost from province

Senior hospital administrators joined Ottawa South MPP John Fraser, Marie-France Lalonde from Ottawa–Orléans and Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi on Friday to announce that the...

Yasir Naqvi won't promise to release SIU report on Abdirahman ...

Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi reiterated his commitment to transparency in policing issues, but stopped short of promising to release the Special ...and more »...

Smiths Falls, Ont., pair charged in family services document breach ...

After the personal information of 285 clients and individuals being investigated by the Family and Children's Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville was posted ...and more »...

Ontario has 'no plans' to close schools for special needs students

Ontario says there are no plans to close residential schools for special needs students, but the Liberal government issued conflicting statements Monday about the schools'...

Scarborough-Rouge River byelection begins with accusations, request for Elections Ontario investigation

Premier Kathleen Wynne is dismissing opposition party complaints that the Liberal candidate in the Scarborough-Rouge River byelection had an unfair advantage by knowing when the...

'Overall trends' in Ontario not bad despite job losses, Brad Duguid says

"Obviously, we would have rather seen an increase in jobs in July, but the overall trends in Ontario continue to remain very, very positive," Brad...

Police chief, Ontario's AG meet with community-police group about Abdirahman Abdi's death

"Yes, we raised it as a concern, but we cannot say 'You must do this' after the explanation that was given by minister Yasir Naqvi...

Thunder Bay Bombardier to build 125 new GO commuter trains

MPP Michael Gravelle also expressed his hope that the announcement means good things for the next few years, especially since Bombardier announced massive layoffs at...

Abdirahman Abdi funeral to be held at Ottawa mosque today

... by a private procession to his burial site. Family spokesperson Naeem Malik said three levels of government are expected to attend. Mayor Jim Watson's...

Hillary Clinton's presidential run praised by local female politicians

Not in her former riding of Windsor West, where the NDP's Lisa Gretzy now holds the seat, one term after Liberal Teresa Piruzza did the...

Ontario PC leader says party's new centrist approach will win parts of Hamilton

Liberal Ted McMeekin currently represents Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale. McMeekin stepped down as Minister of Municipal Affairs in June, citing the desire for gender parity in cabinet. It...

Ontario looking 'very closely' at BC tax aimed at foreign homebuyers

Charles Sousa says he welcomes the 15 per cent tax that the B.C. government will charge foreign nationals looking to snap up homes in Vancouver's...

LCBO launches online sales of beer, wine, cider, spirits

... have over 5,000 products available right at their fingertips, and they will be able to find what they need with the click of a...

Governments spend $180M on high-speed internet in Ontario

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, on behalf of the Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister...

Arabic magazine's anti-Semitic editorial incites outrage

Angry reaction came from across the province Thursday, including from Ontario Deputy Premier Deb Matthews. "I want to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the...

Lack of funding for Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service 'discriminatory,' says MPP Gilles Bisson

David Orazietti, the minister of Community Safety and Correctional services, wasn't available for an interview. Though in a statement to CBC news, he encouraged the...

Province pledges $3M to Guelph, Wellington hospitals for emergency mental health services

Guelph MP and Treasury Board President Liz Sandals said she often receives calls, not just from hospitals, but from police and social service providers that...

Proposed Gichi Kendaasiwin Centre at Lakehead University receives provincial funding

In the release, Minister Michael Gravelle was quoted as saying that the "Gichi Kendaasiwin Centre is a strong example of the relationship-building between Northern Ontario...

Robert Hookham, the president of the Fort William Rotary Club, says he hasn't heard much recently from the province ...

Since then, Hookham said, he hasn't heard much; in addition, the June cabinet shuffle turned the infrastructure ministry, which oversees crown land and real estate,...

Ontario spent $44M to prepare for jail strike that never happened

... $660,000 spent on security services that went "to provide security guards at the institutions, who were responsible for monitoring the perimetre and providing escorts,"...

New intercity bus service for north must be 'attractive, affordable and accessible' say Liberals

Northern Development and Mines Minister and Liberal MPP for Thunder Bay, Michael Gravelle, said the sessions will gather ideas from the public on modernizing and...

Toronto Mayor John Tory, along with federal and provincial cabinet ministers, revealed three new measures Thursday ...

... federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale, MP Marco Mendicino (Eglinton-Lawrence), Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, Ontario Minister of Community Safety...

Naqvi makes good on campaign promise, launches Ontario Municipal Board review

It's a somewhat obscure quasi-judicial body that hears appeals on planning issues, but if your community has been the subject of intensification, you've probably heard...

CPP deal means Ontario scrapping pension plan proposal, Charles Sousa says

The Wynne government is scrapping its plan to create an Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), now that most of the provinces and Ottawa have made...

Scarborough MPP Brad Duguid says subway stop worth it, despite $900M cost increase

The Ontario minister of economic growth affirmed the province's commitment to the Scarborough subway extension — despite a $900-million forecast spike — but would not...

Deb Matthews defends Ontario Liberal cabinet shuffle

Ontario Deputy Premier Deb Matthews said a major Liberal cabinet shuffle is all about getting things done – not hitting the panic button. The Liberals...

First day of work for Northern MPPs in new cabinet

The other three northern Liberal MPPs, Michael Gravelle, Bill Mauro and David Orazietti remained in cabinet, bringing the total complement to four. Thibeault said that...

Significance to some changes in Ontario cabinet: Lakehead U political scientist

There is some significance to changes made to two Ontario ministries with profile in northern Ontario in Monday's cabinet shuffle, says an associate professor of...