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Ontario Liberals no strangers to questionable practices

But then-education minister Liz Sandals conceded she had not sought receipts showing how the money was spent. Not to worry, she said: The funds were...

Watchdog urges Ontario to review act governing conflict of interest

In a report released on Tuesday, J. David Wake asked the legislature to review the Member's Integrity Act to clarify “whether it should apply to...

Ontario superjail revamps fire-safety plan after series of false alarms ...

Ontario's flagship superjail is overhauling its fire-safety plan as it deals with a rash of prank fire alarms and an investigation into a 2015 blaze...

A few ideas for Ontario's much-needed first chief digital officer

The Government of Ontario is on the hunt for its first chief digital officer. The position will report to the head of Ontario's Public Service...

U of T labs get $98-million upgrade from Ottawa, Queen's Park

The Globe and Mail - The ...The Globe and MailThe Canadian government and Queen's Park are pouring $98-million into hundreds of campus labs at the...

Ontario ministerial aides tapped to sell tickets to fundraisers

In testimony before a legislative committee studying Bill 201 last month, former Liberal cabinet minister John Gerretsen acknowledged that he used to assign his staff...

Ontario First Nations threaten to disband police service over funding issues

But, if the OPP arrives in the First Nations now served by the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS), it should plan to stay forever, says...

Threatening lawsuit, Michael Chan demands apology from Jason Kenney

Ontario cabinet minister Michael Chan is demanding an apology from MP Jason Kenney, who criticized Mr. Chan's shows of support for the Chinese government. In...

Newly released inmates face higher risk of overdose death, study shows

As well, she said, a loss of housing and a safe place to inject adds to the risk of overdosing. Clare Graham, spokesperson for Minister...

An inside look at cash-for-access Liberal fundraisers

Days later, eight people shelled out $5,000 each to attend a reception with then-energy minister Bob Chiarelli. These were just three of more than 150...

Naloxone to be immediately distributed to released inmates in Ontario

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins has overruled his own bureaucrats, ordering them to immediately begin distributing the opioid antidote naloxone to newly released inmates at...

Columnist's firing at BC-based Chinese paper stirs press-freedom concerns

(subscription) (subscription)A week later, Mr. Gao mocked Ontario cabinet minister Michael Chan's controversial response to the incident, in which the MPP argued that human...

Chiropractor is hands-on in sharing his medical and business knowledge

(subscription) (subscription)Reza Moridi, Ontario's Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, also recognizes that what Dr. Pourgol is doing is unique. In a letter that...

Wynne to shuffle Ontario's Liberal cabinet halfway through mandate

(subscription) (subscription)Deputy Premier Deb Matthews, who has been President of Treasury Board for the past two years, could be headed for a higher-profile role,...

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...

Ontario minister defends China's human-rights record

(subscription) (subscription)Michael Chan, the province's minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, weighed in on the flap Monday, arguing in a Chinese-language column that...

Ontario wants at least 40 per cent women on provincial boards by 2019

(subscription) (subscription)Ms. Wynne and Finance Minister Charles Sousa were in attendance. In its report, Catalyst says the most “efficient way” to improve female representation...

Ontario advises doctors, patients to seek court approval for assisted death

(subscription) (subscription)Added Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur: “To make sure they are in compliance with the Supreme Court, the health professional will be advised by...

Wynne cabinet shuffle to include more youth, women: sources

(subscription) (subscription)These include Finance Minister Charles Sousa, one of the government's few connections to Bay Street who has managed to keep a lid on...

Canada to reject residence applications for Chinese telecom workers

(subscription)Ontario Immigration Minister Michael Chan's office referred questions about the immigration cases to the federal government; Mr. Chan is also the MPP for Markham,...

Ottawa sets deadlines for $150-million infrastructure program

(subscription) (subscription)Provincial Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid dismissed the Conservative program as “a glorified gazebo fund,” in reference to former Conservative minister Tony Clement's use...

Glen Murray: The true believer behind Ontario's climate plan

(subscription)Ontario's plan (which might yet be tempered when cabinet ministers realize its economic and political dangers) is the brainchild of Environment Minister Glen Murray.

Ontario, Ottawa expand free access to antidote for opioid overdoses

(subscription) (subscription)Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced that his province – the country's largest per capita consumer of prescription opioids – would join B.C.

Giving Ontario political parties a public subsidy is galling and wrong

(subscription) (subscription)'Democracy is not free,” Yasir Naqvi, the Ontario government house leader, said on Tuesday. To prove it, he announced that taxpayers owed his...

Ontario climate plan to offer subsidies for energy retrofits, electric cars

Toronto SunEnvironment Minister Glen Murray is pledging to give every building in Ontario an energy retrofit and offer more subsidies for electric cars as the...

For Ontario Minister Tracy MacCharles, politics is personal

Tracy MacCharles broke down in the legislature last week, struggling for words and fighting back tears. It was an unusual display for a cabinet minister,...

Northern Ontario's Ring of Fire needs a road, not rail, Noront CEO asserts

Ontario's Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Michael Gravelle, said that, in spite of current conditions, a flurry of activity is taking place behind the...

China shows renewed interest in developing resource-rich Ring of Fire

“The bottom line is we need to get employment to First Nations … and the Ring of Fire will be a huge, huge economic driver.”...

Ontario announces $27-million for rebuild of Toronto's OCAD University

The new funding was announced Tuesday by Reza Moridi, Ontario's Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. It will go toward the cost of what the...

Minister apologizes for comments about Ontario teachers' sick days

Responding to a Globe and Mail story about a report that said sick days are increasing, Education Minister Liz Sandals told reporters earlier this month...

Wynne vows to cancel private fundraisers, asks same of ministers

Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid said they would follow Ms. Wynne's directive – but said they could not remember if...

Ontario soliciting more bids for renewable power projects

Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said in a speech to a wind power conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, that the price for wind power –...

Democracy group seeks ban on political parties holding secret fundraisers

Other fundraisers revealed by the Globe this week included events with Community Safety Minister Yasir Naqvi, Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid, Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick...

Sousa defends secret Liberal fundraiser as 'part of democratic process'

Finance Minister Charles Sousa says he is not concerned about the propriety of a secret $7,500-a-plate fundraiser last year in which the banks that profited...

Hydro One players paid for exclusive access to Ontario cabinet ministers

7, 2015, which featured Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli, appears to have raised about $165,000 for the Liberals. The fundraiser was...

Bombardier defends outsourcing plan as bailout bid draws fire

(subscription) (subscription)Brad Duguid, Ontario's Minister of Economic Development, said his officials contacted Bombardier after reading The Globe's story to see whether it has plans...

Five questions with the first openly gay politician elected in Alberta, almost 25 years ago

... part of an early wave of openly gay candidates who broke down old barriers in Canadian politics by winning elections – a list that...

Report gives diagnosis of poor health in Canadian prisons

The Globe and Mail - The ...The Globe and MailAt least half of Canada's 40,000 prison inmates report enduring abuse as children – just one...

Ontario teachers' union expense reports on hold for now

Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals is promising to publicly release the audited receipts of teachers' unions receiving government payments for their bargaining expenses – but...

Ontario considers changing daycare ages and staff-child ratio

- The ...The Globe and MailOntario's proposed changes to daycare rules could force some providers to stop accepting infants under one year old, the...

For $6000, donors get face time with Kathleen Wynne and Bob Chiarelli

The Ontario Liberal Party is teaming up with a high-powered lobbying firm to sell “one-on-one” access to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli...

Advisory council's mandate is to update Ontario business law

David Orazietti, Ontario's Minister of Government and Consumer Services, said in statement that the council's work will help “solidify our province as a place where...

Amounts of Ontario student grants will rise with inflation, tuition: minister

Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Reza Moridi says that the grants will be indexed both to inflation and to tuition itself, saying that if tuition...

Former premier Dalton McGuinty's official portrait unveiled in Toronto

... spoke glowingly of the former premier's contribution to public life and the province; former Liberal premier David Peterson and his wife, Shelley, were there,...

Canada misses out on new auto assembly plants

(subscription) (subscription)That represents a major opportunity for Ontario and Canada to win new investment, Ontario Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid said last week. “We've...

Self-driving cars face challenges beyond technology

Ontario is trying to make sure it gets in the forefront of development of such vehicles, the province's Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid said. The...

Ontario government approved male-only Saudi Arabia campuses: minister

John Milloy, Moridi's predecessor as minister of training, colleges and universities when Algonquin and Niagara applied to open their Saudi campuses, said he doesn't remember...

Party photos of the week: Toronto Film Critic Association Awards

Presiding over it all was TFCA president Brian D. Johnson and among the others out for the first to-do of the new year: the Honourable...

Board found Goodwill's Toronto operations were 'not sustainable'

Zak Paget, a spokesman for Ontario Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Reza Moridi, said Monday the government's contribution to Goodwill comes from money provided to...

What to do if you're frustrated with home care services in Ontario

In December, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced a plan to scrap the province's 14 CCACs and have their responsibilities taken over by expanded regional...