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Ford says he won't use notwithstanding clause to fight Bill 124 after court ruling

Ontario's premier says he will not use the notwithstanding clause after a court struck down a law that limits wages for public sector workers.
Ontario to audit municipal funding gap due to housing law, pledges to cover shortfall

Ontario to audit municipal funding gap due to housing law, pledges to cover shortfall

TORONTO — Ontario is promising to make municipalities "whole," if they can't fund housing infrastructure and services due to a new provincial law.
Ontario pediatric infectious disease experts urge parents to get kids vaccinated

Ontario pediatric infectious disease experts urge parents to get kids vaccinated

TORONTO — Children five and under in Ontario should be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza before the holiday season amid surging hospital admissions, infectious disease experts are warning.
Child exploitation on the rise in Ontario as 107 arrested in provincewide probe: OPP

Child exploitation on the rise in Ontario as 107 arrested in provincewide probe: OPP

TORONTO — Child exploitation is on the rise in Ontario, police forces said Wednesday after announcing that a provincewide investigation led to the arrest of more than 100 people and dozens of alleged victims.

Indigenous man's family seeking firing of Thunder Bay cop for role in death probe

A lawyer for the family of an Indigenous man found dead in a Thunder Bay, Ont.
Ontario minister denies claims that he tipped off developers about Greenbelt changes

Ontario minister denies claims that he tipped off developers about Greenbelt changes

TORONTO — Ontario Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark offered an emphatic denial Wednesday to allegations that he tipped off developers ahead of announcing changes to the Greenbelt.
Ontario ignored its own experts in building Highway 413 and Bradford Bypass: AG

Ontario ignored its own experts in building Highway 413 and Bradford Bypass: AG

TORONTO — Ontario ignored its own experts when it decided to prioritize building eight highways, including Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass, the auditor general said Wednesday.
Ontario auditor general finds COVID-19 vaccine wastage, unco-ordinated bookings

Ontario auditor general finds COVID-19 vaccine wastage, unco-ordinated bookings

TORONTO — Ontario wasted 38 per cent of COVID-19 vaccine doses between February and June because it overestimated demand for boosters, said the province's auditor, who also found the government ran a disorganized booking system and doesn't fully trac
Ontario government spent $13M on 'partisan' ads, auditor general says

Ontario government spent $13M on 'partisan' ads, auditor general says

TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservative government spent about $13.75 million last year on ads the auditor general believes are partisan, she said Wednesday in her annual report.
Ontario spends $4 million fighting invasive species, a $3.6 billion problem: AG

Ontario spends $4 million fighting invasive species, a $3.6 billion problem: AG

TORONTO — Ontario only spends $4 million annually to fight invasive species despite the $3.6 billion economic impact they create, the province's auditor general said in her annual report.