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Deb Matthews, Liz Sandals Won't Run In 2018 Ontario Election

Both Deputy Premier Deb Matthews and Treasury Board President Liz Sandals, however, insist that is not the reason for their upcoming departures. Matthews will remain...

Ontario Moves To Create 'Safe Zones' Around Abortion Clinics

"Our government firmly believes that the choice to access abortion services is a deeply personal one," Naqvi said. "Patients have the right to access abortion...

Open Letter: Parents Deserve Clarity On Alleged Racism At York Region Schools

In fact, in that context while Minister Liz Sandals said that the allegations were "disturbing," nothing appears to have been done to address it. Apart...

Liz Sandals, Ontario Treasury Board President, Says Nestle Water Controversy Based On Misinformation

Treasury Board President Liz Sandals, who represents Guelph, Ont., where residents have been criticizing Nestle, says she finds it frustrating that many opponents don't realize...

Federal Infrastructure Money Yet To Flow To 5 Provinces

A spokeswoman for Ontario Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli said the province is finalizing its agreement with Ottawa, which would provide the most populous province with...

Tim Hudak Resigning Seat To Become Ontario Real Estate Association CEO

There is already a vacancy in the Ottawa-Vanier riding created when former attorney general Madeleine Meilleur resigned in June. There is already a byelection scheduled...

Scarborough-Rouge River Provincial Byelection Called For Sept. 1

The premier did not announce a date for a byelection in Ottawa-Vanier to replace former attorney general Madeleine Meilleur, who resigned in June after the...

Ralph Goodale Shows No Signs Of Meeting Immigration Detainees On Hunger Strike

In response, Correctional Services Minister David Orazietti said medical staff were actively monitoring the inmates for any health concerns but noted it's the federal government...

When It Comes To China, We All Suffer From Myopia

A vigorous debate soon started on WeChat, a popular social media tool similar to Facebook. Ontario Minister of International Trade Michael Chan led the efforts...

Ontario Needs To Take Action And Clean Mercury Poison In Grassy Narrows

Otherwise, the Liberal government's pledged actions on the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation report will ring hollow, and the visit to Grassy Narrows last...

Ontario Will Halt Provincial Pension Plan If CPP Deal Reached

In February, Sousa announced a one-year delay in the provincial plan's start date, to Jan. 1, 2018, and agreed to work with Ottawa and the...

Mario Sergio Becomes Third Ontario Cabinet Minister To Quit This Week

Mario Sergio, the minister responsible for seniors' issues, issued a letter Friday saying it was time to make some changes to his political life and...

Madeleine Meilleur, Ontario Attorney General, Announces Resignation

TORONTO — Ontario Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur is resigning, the second Liberal cabinet minister to leave this week ahead of an anticipated shuffle. In a...

Ontario Minister Michael Chan Defends China's Human-Rights Record

- The Globe And MailHuffington Post CanadaDays after China's Foreign Minister berated a Canadian reporter for questioning his country's troubled human-rights record, an Ontario...

Toronto Gun Violence: Mayor John Tory Calls On Ottawa To Help Curb Crime

In the letter to federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his Ontario counterpart Yasir Naqvi, Tory linked the rise in gun violence to firearms...

Ted McMeekin, Ontario Minister, Resigns To Help Cabinet Reach Gender Parity

Ted McMeekin wrote in a Facebook post Monday that he will continue to serve as minister until Premier Kathleen Wynne names a replacement. Speculation about...

Tragically Hip Tickets: Ontario's Attorney General May Look Into Resales

Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur says she sympathizes with fans who would have to pay such tremendous prices to see the band. She says the ministry...

Same Sex Families: Ontario Changing 'Outdated' Definition Of Parents

National PostAttorney General Madeleine Meilleur said DiNovo's bill would have had unintended consequences that would impact the rights of other parents, but she didn't elaborate.

Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Energy Minister, Sorry For 'Pee' Quip He Says He Didn't Say

Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli speaks after touring the Hydro One Grid Control Centre in Barrie, Ontario on Monday April 27th, 2015. (Photo: Frank Gunn/CP).

Member of Provincial Parliament for St. Paul's and Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

Orillia Packet & TimesAs Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, it is my responsibility to ensure that we have a health care system that...

Eric Hoskins' Latest Attack On Ontario Physicians Falls Flat

Toronto SunOn Friday April 22, 2016, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins proved that for the Ontario Liberal party, playing politics is far more important than...

A Father's Plea For Help After 44 Years Of Giving To Canadian Society

In 2013, Minister Reza Moridi presented me with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of my contributions and achievements as a Canadian.

Attawapiskat's Suicides Need More Than Superficial Solutions

Macleans.caBennett's visit followed one by Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins. CP reported he described his visit as "just as devastating as the years he...

Ontario To Make Almost $2B In Sale Of Hydro One Shares

Financial PostA statement issued by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli's office said that with the latest stock sale the province remains on track to generate approximately...

Black Lives Matter Protests At Kathleen Wynne's Home Sparks Police Investigation

Wynne said that Culture Minister Michael Coteau, who she recently appointed to establish and lead a new anti-racism directorate, will engage with the protesters. Progressive...

Ontario Liberals' Heritage Dinner Fundraiser Raises $2.5M

"I'm not aware of any minister who hasn't met their allotment," Bob Chiarelli said Wednesday on his way into a cabinet meeting. But both he...

Ontario Politics, Propaganda And The Potential For Change

I am completely disillusioned by the Ontario Liberals and in particular, Health Minister Eric Hoskins, the man who is supposed to champion health care in...

Desperation Is Setting In For The Ontario Liberals

On March 24, 2016, Eric Hoskins held, what his chief of staff said was an update on the "Patients First" action plan the Ontario Liberal...

Ontario Human Rights Commission's Report On Women's Dress Codes Out Of Touch With Reality: Labour Groups

The paper prompted Ontario Women's Issues Minister Tracy MacCharles to say female employees should feel empowered to speak up and voice complaints if they have...

It's Time To End Solitary Confinement In Ontario Jails

Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services Yasir Naqvi is currently conducting a comprehensive review of Ontario's use of segregation. In response to the Minister's...

First Nations Declare Health Emergency Over Medical Supply Shortage, Suicide Epidemic

However, Ontario's aboriginal affairs minister, David Zimmer, said he hoped to talk to provincial and federal health ministers as well as to Fiddler about what...

Self-Driving Cars' Real Problem Will Be Making Ethical Decisions, Audi Exec Says

Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid said Friday that the province's goal is to become "one of the easiest places on the planet'' for automakers to...

Glen Murray Lowers Expectations For First Ministers' Climate Meeting

"You're seeing the federal government trying to build a pan-Canadian framework," Glen Murray, Ontario's minister for environment and climate change, told The Canadian Press in...

Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister, Says Government Approved 2 Male-Only Saudi Campuses

TORONTO — The Ontario government said Monday it allowed two provincial colleges to create male-only campuses in Saudi Arabia, but added that gap in the...

Vandals Target MP Mark Gerretsen, Organizer Of John A. Macdonald Birthday Bash

KINGSTON, Ont. — Vandals in Kingston, Ont., have slashed the tires and poured red paint on a car belong to the main organizer of a...

Unions Will Lead The Fight For Equality And Justice In 2016

Most Canadians have entered 2016 with a sense of optimism -- rid of the Harper nastiness, they're ready for the "sunny days" of a Liberal...

Ontario Now A 'Major Hub' For Sex Trafficking: Report

Tracy MacCharles, the minister of children and youth services who is responsible for a sexual violence and harassment bill that is now before the legislature,...

This Map Shows Where Canadians Want To Welcome Syrian Refugees

“We have a responsibility to respond to this humanitarian crisis with generosity, compassion and action,” Ontario citizenship and immigration minister Michael Chan said in a...

Ontario Ready To Accept 4000 Syrian Refugees This Year: Eric Hoskins

Since Ontario accounts for about 40 per cent of the country's population, it is prepared to take in that proportion of refugees, Eric Hoskins said...

Jim Watson, Ottawa Mayor, Says City Needs Monetary Support To Afford For Refugees

Watson said he stressed the need for cash in speaking Wednesday with Ontario's municipal affairs and housing minister, Ted McMeekin, and got a positive response.

We All Have A Say In The Future Of Ontario's Culture Strategy

We had the opportunity to connect with Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the province of Ontario and what we found was...

Ontario Didn't Know About Teachers' $65-Million Reserve Fund: Deputy Premier

TORONTO — Ontario's deputy premier says she "certainly didn't know" about a reported $65-million reserve fund the public high school teachers' union had when the...

Uber, AirBnb Legalization Bill Passes Second Reading In Ontario

... cuts communities out of the debate. Some Liberals voted against Hudak's bill, but enough supported it to pass. Environment Minister Glen Murray says he...

Bill To Legalize Uber, AirBnb In Ontario Passes Second Reading

Environment Minister Glen Murray said he supported the bill so it could be studied at committee because the issue is complex and needs a thorough...

Justin Trudeau's Promise To Take 25000 Syrian Refugees This Year 'Problematic'

"Because now we have a willing partner," Michael Chan said, "I really want to quicken the process as much as possible." Plans already in place...

Liz Sandals, Ontario Education Minister: $1M Payout To Teachers' Union 'Not ...

CBC.caTORONTO — Education Minister Liz Sandals says a $1-million payout to the union representing Ontario's high school teachers is "not unusual," but will not be...

Texas Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens' $700-Million NAFTA Lawsuit Against Ontario ...

“The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) runs an open, fair, and transparent process to award clean energy contracts under the feed-in-tariff program, “ Brad Duguid, then...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Devastate Industry, Brampton Auto-Worker Warns

In a statement issued Monday, Brad Duguid, Ontario's Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, and Jeff Leal, the province's Minister of Agriculture, Food and...

East vs. West: Canadian Regional Differences On Display At TPP Trade Talks

Brad Duguid and Jeff Leal said the province was "extremely concerned" by signals being sent about the auto industry. Across the continent and on the...

Ontario NDP: Liberals Want To Paint Doctors As 'Money Hungry'

Deputy Premier Deb Matthews says Ontario's doctors — who make an average of $368,000 a year — are the highest paid in Canada and "arguably"...